Hipster Wars: Discovering Elements of Fashion Styles

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

Bohemian Goth Hipster Pinup Preppy

Click on average images for samples of each style

Abstract

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 firrst 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.

Publication

M. Hadi Kiapour, Kota Yamaguchi, Alexander C. Berg, Tamara L. Berg. Hipster Wars: Discovering Elements of Fashion Styles. In European Conference on Computer Vision (2014). [Paper] [Poster]

BibTeX

@inproceedings{
            HipsterWarsECCV14,
            title     = {Hipster Wars: Discovering Elements of Fashion Styles}
            author    = {M. Hadi Kiapour, Kota Yamaguchi, Alexander C. Berg, Tamara L. Berg},
            booktitle={European Conference on Computer Vision},
            year      = {2014}
            }
            

Game

Our online crowd-sourcing game called Hipster Wars to elicit style ratings.

Download

File Release date Size Description
Dataset January 2014 107 MB Hipsterwars dataset with style ratings for five fashion styles.