The Hong Kong AI Fashion X show featured more than 80 outfits by 14 designers, all designed with the help of AIDA, an ‘AI-Based Interactive Design Assistant’, artificial intelligence software. Hong Kong’s AiDLab, consisting of doctoral students and faculty, developed this software.
According to Calvin Wong, CEO of AiDLab, this software was created to be a supporting tool for designers.
IDA is an assistant for fashion designers, you know, just to help them work together,” Wong said. “Designers and AI can work together to come up with the final collection.”
As Wong explained, the AiDA system relies on a variety of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, including image recognition, recognition and generation. A digital mood board allows designers to store preliminary designs, materials and color schemes before creating a design that the software’s algorithm can then tweak and add to.
Wong says the system can generate 12 templates in 10 seconds, significantly reducing design time.
Hong Kong-based fashion designer Mountain Yam has been using AIDA for the past six months. It not only saves time but also gives new ideas.
Designer Yulia Tilili said she was disappointed that the AI designs didn’t stand out much and should have been at the forefront of the collection. According to Yulia, the collections were not as radical as the first futuristic collections she worked on.
“I think AI has a lot of potential, and this is a wonderful opportunity for the students and professors to really engage with this fascinating field,” Tilley said.
Designers in Europe and Asia-Pacific can now use AIDA, which debuted at the Fashion X AI show.
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