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A robot talks us through spring's biggest fashion trends

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Articoolo is an artificial intelligence system specialising in ‘content creation’. We commissioned it to write about spring’s biggest fashion trends - but how did it do and what did our editors make of the results?

Spring. The most beautiful season of the year. Weather is perfect, and people are smiling. Spring fashion is usually cheerful. In the spring you should always dress as if you are on your way to a party. Or to an amusement park. This means spring fashion is about sparkles, feathers, plastics and fantastic accessories. But not only that, it should also have some denim and tiny dresses.

Here are a few of the big fashion trends for 2018:

  • Pastels – spring is the best season for ice-cream, so why not dress like one? This might look difficult, but it’s surprisingly quick to adopt: open your closet door and select every pastel item in sight. You will be surprised how many of them you already own.
  • Shine fabrics – Satin is going to be dominant this spring. Not only it is super comfortable to wear, its sheen also instantly elevates any silhouette.
  • Playful prints – from a mix of dots to crazy floral sets, miscellaneous prints will always make you feel springy.
  • Haute denim – why wear fancy pants when you can just put on your jeans? But not just regular jeans, fancy jeans. Although no one saw that coming, tailored denim is back! And it looks amazing. This all-American product got a chic touch and you can pair the jeans with an evening dress.
  • Anorak jackets – anoraks, and their common versions (parkas, windbrakers, etc.) will be everywhere in the next spring. You will see them in a casual version in schools and in a designers takes in gala dinners.
  • Waist-cinching high-rises - High waistlines will take over the streets in spring 2018. This trend will give you a sleeker look and it will also make your legs look longer.
  • Trench coat – this spring, trench coat gets a contemporary update with frills, sleeveless silhouettes, and denim iterations

Fashion writer Billie Bhatia says: “I agree with your overall take on spring dressing, party-ready or log-flume-ready. Pastels are big, but more lilac and mint than sorbet shades. Prints and polka dots, yes. The trench coat 2.0, definitely. Let’s combine ‘haute denim’ and ‘waist-cinching high-rises’ and explore all denim options.”

Based in Israel, Articoolo was created in 2014 by a group of content writers, mathematicians, marketers and computer scientists. When given a topic that’s described in two to five words and a word count (maximum of 500), the algorithm generates a unique ‘accurate and articulate’ article within minutes. It can also rewrite articles to optimise them for SEO.

We also asked Articoolo about feminism and how to achieve the perfect work-life balance

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