Computer-designed clothing from LG Corp. hits fashion week
LG Corp. is testing computer-generated clothing designs at Fashion Week in New York.
It hopes to use the technology to create its own line.
The company's Exaone system was used to come up with patterns based on the question "What would it look like if there were flowers on Venus?" The computer generated 3,000 images, and these images were stitched together into clothing for the event by a designer.
Fashion Week runs from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16.
LG Corp.'s efforts are being fronted by Tilda, which is described as virtual human. Tilda is introduced as an environmentally-conscious fashion designer.
Greedilous, a Seoul-based fashion brand, took the output to create 200 floral-themed clothes and accessories, and the collection being shown at Fashion Week is "Greedilous by Tilda — Flowers on Venus."
"I have to work with dozens of designers for months in order to create a new design and find inspiration for a new collection," Park said. "Working with Tilda, I was able to finish everything in just a month and a half."
Last May, LG AI Research said it was aiming to develop a virtual designer that can work with a human.
"This partnership is significant because it shows hyperscale AIs can go beyond creating text-based content such as novels, essays and opinion columns, but create visual content as well," said a spokesperson for LG AI Research.
According to LG AI Research, Tilda will start an eco-friendly fashion brand after the New York Fashion Week debut.
"People will be able to see fashion items and artworks that convey unique ideas of Tilda through online and offline channels," added the spokesperson. "We are also planning to venture into the metaverse, where we can communicate with the Gen Z and take part in more creative processes."
The research center will continue to make more Exaone-driven virtual humans that can be used in manufacturing, research, customer service, education and finance.
"New York Fashion Week is a good opportunity to show the potential of Exaone-based AI human Tilda," said Bae Kyung-hoon, chief of LG AI Research. "We plan to take part in various other collaborations through Tilda."
BY KIM TAE-YUN, LEE TAE-HEE [email@example.com]