Hipster wars: Discovering elements of fashion styles

M. Hadi Kiapour, Kota Yamaguchi, Alexander C. Berg, Tamara L. Berg

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The clothing we wear and our identities are closely tied, revealing to the world clues about our wealth, occupation, and socio-identity. In this paper we examine questions related to what our clothing reveals about our personal style. We first design an online competitive Style Rating Game called Hipster Wars to crowd source reliable human judgments of style. We use this game to collect a new dataset of clothing outfits with associated style ratings for 5 style categories: hipster, bohemian, pinup, preppy, and goth. Next, we train models for between-class and within-class classification of styles. Finally, we explore methods to identify clothing elements that are generally discriminative for a style, and methods for identifying items in a particular outfit that may indicate a style.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision, ECCV 2014 - 13th European Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages17
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783319105895
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2014 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2014 Sept 62014 Sept 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8689 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other13th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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