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se-Shweshwe Inspired Fashion Generation

(2021)

Abstract

Fashion is one of the ways in which we show ourselves to the world. It is a reflection of our personal decisions and one of the ways in which people distinguish and represent themselves. Fashion matters. Fashion is a form of cultural expression and story telling. In this paper, we discuss the history of the se-Shweshwe fabric fashion, the collection of the se-Shweshwe dataset, and applying the sketch to design image generation technique to have affordable fashion-design. Finally we discuss the ethical considerations on creating and employing a fashion dataset.

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