For iDesigner competition, we have sampled 50,000 runway images, spanning 50 fashion designers, from our large repository of proprietary, front row images from fashion shows over the past 15 years. The data includes a variety of fashion items: shoes, bags, dress, jackets etc. Each image in the training set has a single label, the designer's name, which you will try to predict for the test set.
The test set contains 5,000 similar images, of which ~30% will be used to generate the public leaderboard during the Kaggle competition.
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