SEPTEMBER 2020
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA
AW 20 NEURAL PANELKA
We have created a neural network that reinterpreted Russian panelki vibe into unique arts. We also integrated this arts into 3D digital and real apparel.

At the beginning it was an experiment with architectural neural network. We trained StyleGANv2, used official Nvidia tensorflow implementation and wrote an interface to explore network capabilities. We selected ten thousand images of post-soviet typical architecture, the AI constructed an average view of "panelka". This symbolizes for us the collective view of all Russia, we feel it identifies our culture even more than Russian famous decor and so on. Then we started to develop our ideas further, getting more and more inspired by generative design. By adjusting the properties of the AI we found out that it can be an independent actor of the artistic process.
The AI designer is not biased towards any cliché or opinions, it is able to create very unusual and unexpected combinations and ornaments and we started to apply it as placement and allover prints for 3D clothes. We made a digital collection with silhouettes of clothing and footwear inspired by the latest trends in street fashion. Avant-garde elements are combined with wearable ones so that the image can be disassembled and used in various situations.
Digital clothing is a content, self — expression, and a mask. It can be made from any material imaginable. In this world, we set the properties of the fabric and change the laws of physics ourselves, while a person can "try on" such clothes in a familiar environment and in a photo it will not be distinguishable from the real one. Many people see this as some kind of magic.
Nikita Plaksin - Neural network
https://www.instagram.com/generativeplaces/

Eva Sviridova - 3D Apparel design and render
https://www.instagram.com/isviridovai/

Ksenia Galushkina - 3D Animator and avatar creator
https://www.instagram.com/hedroks/

Maria Pergousheva - Graphic and 3D Apparel design
https://www.instagram.com/mariapergusheva/

Ilyas Darakchiev - 3D Shoes
https://www.instagram.com/isdkv/

Nastya Chernukha - Video production
https://www.instagram.com/chernu.ha/

Vika Severnoe - Sound
https://www.instagram.com/severnoesolnce/
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