Be Your Own Prada: Fashion Synthesis With Structural Coherence

Shizhan Zhu, Raquel Urtasun, Sanja Fidler, Dahua Lin, Chen Change Loy; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017, pp. 1680-1688

Abstract


We present a novel and effective approach for generating new clothing on a wearer through generative adversarial learning. Given an input image of a person and a sentence describing a different outfit, our model "redresses" the person as desired, while at the same time keeping the wearer and her/his pose unchanged. Generating new outfits with precise regions conforming to a language description while retaining wearer's body structure is a new challenging task. Existing generative adversarial networks are not ideal in ensuring global coherence of structure given both the input photograph and language description as conditions. We address this challenge by decomposing the complex generative process into two conditional stages. In the first stage, we generate a plausible semantic segmentation map that obeys the wearer's pose as a latent spatial arrangement. An effective spatial constraint is formulated to guide the generation of this semantic segmentation map. In the second stage, a generative model with a newly proposed compositional mapping layer is used to render the final image with precise regions and textures conditioned on this map. We extended the DeepFashion dataset [8] by collecting sentence descriptions for 79K images. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach through both quantitative and qualitative evaluations. A user study is also conducted.

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@InProceedings{Zhu_2017_ICCV,
author = {Zhu, Shizhan and Urtasun, Raquel and Fidler, Sanja and Lin, Dahua and Change Loy, Chen},
title = {Be Your Own Prada: Fashion Synthesis With Structural Coherence},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {Oct},
year = {2017}
}