By Jennifer Dobrowolski

From AI Clothing to Animals on the Runway at Paris Fashion Week

Curated by Jennifer Dobrowolski Each week, Re-news brings you fresh information about the latest trends and breakthroughs in sustainable fashion

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Fashion of the Future: Will We Wear Clothes Designed by Artificial Intelligence?

Acne Studios debuted their first-ever artificial intelligence (AI) designed collection at Paris Fashion Week.

The clothing was created in partnership with artist and programmer Robbie Barrat. 

‘When you design a collection, you have an idea of ​​what a jacket looks like, or a pair of trousers,’ says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.

‘The computer doesn’t know what a jacket is. It tries to learn from the images we gave it, and then creates its own idea. It was freeing, because we could then design a jacket that’s like from a parallel universe. ‘

Barrat is well known in the world of AI, or generative, art. Two years ago, code he devised was used to create an artwork that sold at Christie’s for £ 337,000 – the first of its kind.

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This Meghan Marke-Loved Brand Launched a Gorgeous Line of Recycled Handbags

Rothy just launched its first-ever sustainable handbag collection,  giving a whole new meaning to the idea of ​​a statement bag. 

The line features five bag silhouettes that are constructed using 100 percent recycled materials , including the brand’s signature fabric that is thread-spun from single-use water bottles, along with a new material: marine plastic (collected within 30 miles of coastlines). 

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Stella McCartney Sent Animals Down the Runway During Paris Fashion Week

The lifelong vegan designer showed off a collection full of faux fur coats, fake leather tracksuits and … animal costumes. 

“We’re the only luxury house who aren’t killing animals to create fashion shows,” McCartney said  after her AW20  show on the Monday morning of Paris Fashion Week.

But I wanted to communicate that in a fun way. ” That” fun way “was a group of dancing, fancy dress costumed animals, who walked the finale with the models. They were there to greet guests too, as they walked into the Opera Garnier, where show-goers were also encouraged to take a sapling and plant a tree in an effort to make the show carbon neutral.

“We all have to be involved in making the fashion industry more environmentally conscious,” she said.

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Cover image: Stella McCartney,  Mitchell Sams for Vice, other images via Acne Studios

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