March 30, 2015

Professor uses online data to predict future fashion trends

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In fashion, combining contrasting fabrics, colors and textures is what brings an outfit to life. In Heng Xu’s career, combining science and art has brought a new way of interpreting data to life — an innovation that might help consumers understand, follow and afford tomorrow’s fashion trends.

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December 17, 2014

Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory

Layout of the network is created by using ForceAtlas algorithm, where the edge weights influence how the nodes spread out. Sizes of nodes are proportional to the level of influence. The dispersed nodes around the network are designers without any influence links going in nor going out.

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