Fashion trends have been evolving faster than technology itself. And in this age of technological revolution, Myntra has decided to integrate AI into the world of fashion. Gone are the days when you waited longingly for the latest trends. Fashion trends were dependent on seasonal cycle until the recent past and to flaunt a new style we had to wait from six months to a year. But today with the help of brilliant technological innovations like machine learning we are able to switch our upgrade our styles in mere 45 days.
That is what Myntra’s Rapid Project is all about – fashion meets hi-tech engineering. It is a process through which the delivery of the latest fashion trends that used to take 140 days have been significantly reduced to just 45 days. So, what exactly is Rapid?
The project began about three years ago and the company actually aimed to accomplish a revolutionary goal of delivering fast fashion. The initial idea was to speed up the manufacturing process and meet consumer demands as fast as possible. All this had to be done keeping in mind the high quality, latest fashion and cost effectiveness as well. After rigorous research and study by a team of engineers at Myntra, the company finally came up with the idea of integrating Artificial Intelligence with fashion. The use of AI and sophisticated graphical processing units (GPUs) we brought together with the company’s in-house engineering. Thus Rapid was born which is currently been supported by brands such as Moda Rapido and Here and Now.
So, if you happen to be wearing a garments from one of these brands, it is quite possible that they are made by Myntra’s AI platform. Ambarish Kenghe, the Chief Product Officer Myntra in an interview with Mint said that the core idea of Rapid is to bring forward fast fashion in an intelligent manner, given the technological lineage of the company. He told the paper that in the beginning phase of the project there was more of design-input than machine learning. However, over a period of time the machine influence have increased and it requires lesser and lesser supervision.
Now many may ask why Rapid has been successful, after all fashion has always been something that requires human attention and passion. But what they don’t realize is that this piece of tech is more human than any other similar innovations in the industry. It has a colossal data at its disposal that allows it to gauge at what exactly the consumers are looking for. In fact in time the AI will be able to predict the future fashion trends and deliver new styles to people that they didn’t know that they wanted. Besides, it is coupled with Myntra’s line of successful suppliers and manufacturers that offer key elements which is required to build a popular brand. And that is how Myntra is taking the next step towards the future of fashion technology. Come be a part of the joyride, you’ll love it for sure!