GeoStyle: Discovering Fashion Trends and Events

Utkarsh Mall, Kevin Matzen, Bharath Hariharan, Noah Snavely, Kavita Bala; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 411-420


Understanding fashion styles and trends is of great potential interest to retailers and consumers alike. The photos people upload to social media are a historical and public data source of how people dress across the world and at different times. While we now have tools to automatically recognize the clothing and style attributes of what people are wearing in these photographs, we lack the ability to analyze spatial and temporal trends in these attributes or make predictions about the future. In this paper we address this need by providing an automatic framework that analyzes large corpora of street imagery to (a) discover and forecast long-term trends of various fashion attributes as well as automatically discovered styles, and (b) identify spatio-temporally localized events that affect what people wear. We show that our framework makes long term trend forecasts that are > 20% more accurate than prior art, and identifies hundreds of socially meaningful events that impact fashion across the globe.

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author = {Mall, Utkarsh and Matzen, Kevin and Hariharan, Bharath and Snavely, Noah and Bala, Kavita},
title = {GeoStyle: Discovering Fashion Trends and Events},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}