Learning Type-Aware Embeddings for Fashion Compatibility

Mariya I. Vasileva, Bryan A. Plummer, Krishna Dusad, Shreya Rajpal, Ranjitha Kumar, David Forsyth; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 390-405


Outfits in online fashion data are composed of items of many different types (e.g. top, bottom, shoes) that share some stylistic relationship with one another. A representation for building outfits requires a method that can learn both notions of similarity (for example, when two tops are interchangeable) and compatibility (items of possibly different type that can go together in an outfit). This paper presents an approach to learning an image embedding that respects item type, and jointly learns notions of item similarity and compatibility in an end-to-end model. To evaluate the learned representation, we crawled 68,306 outfits created by users on the Polyvore website. Our approach obtains 3-5% improvement over the state-of-the-art on outfit compatibility prediction and fill-in-the-blank tasks using our dataset, as well as an established smaller dataset, while supporting a variety of useful queries.

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author = {Vasileva, Mariya I. and Plummer, Bryan A. and Dusad, Krishna and Rajpal, Shreya and Kumar, Ranjitha and Forsyth, David},
title = {Learning Type-Aware Embeddings for Fashion Compatibility},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}