Text-generated fashion influence model: An empirical study on Style.com

Yusan Lin, Yilu Zhou, Heng Xu

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Abstract

Various fashion theories have been proposed to explain how fashion works and why it works that way. However, there is little research empirically examining fashion designers' influences even though the benefit of understanding this field is significant. Unlike many other innovation domains such as patents where citations are explicit, a fashion designer hardly claims that s/he is influenced by others. To trace the hidden fashion influence network, we propose a novel approach to analyze the design influence in fashion industry by comparing similarity between designers in adopting same fashion symbols. We applied this approach to 6,180 runway reviews collected from Style.com between the year of 2000 to 2014 and constructed hidden influence links and the fashion influence network. Result of our approach is compared to 11 lists of 'top fashion designers.' We believe this work is one of the first to empirically examine the design influence relationships among fashion designers and to visualize the design influence network. Also, this work explored the way of finding implicit links from textual review data, which may be applied to other fields as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3642-3650
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 26 2015
Event48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2015Jan 8 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2015-March
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKauai
Period1/5/151/8/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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Lin, Y., Zhou, Y., & Xu, H. (2015). Text-generated fashion influence model: An empirical study on Style.com. In R. H. Sprague, & T. X. Bui (Eds.), Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015 (pp. 3642-3650). [7070253] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2015-March). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.438