Greatness in Simplicity: Unified Self-Cycle Consistency for Parser-Free Virtual Try-On

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 36 (NeurIPS 2023) Main Conference Track

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Chenghu Du, junyin Wang, Shuqing Liu, Shengwu Xiong


Image-based virtual try-on tasks remain challenging, primarily due to inherent complexities associated with non-rigid garment deformation modeling and strong feature entanglement of clothing within human body. Recent groundbreaking formulations, such as in-painting, cycle consistency, and knowledge distillation, have facilitated self-supervised generation of try-on images. However, these paradigms necessitate the disentanglement of garment features within human body features through auxiliary tasks, such as leveraging 'teacher knowledge' and dual generators. The potential presence of irresponsible prior knowledge in the auxiliary task can serve as a significant bottleneck for the main generator (e.g., 'student model') in the downstream task. Moreover, existing garment deformation methods lack the ability to perceive the correlation between the garment and the human body in the real world, leading to unrealistic alignment effects. To tackle these limitations, we present a new parser-free virtual try-on network based on unified self-cycle consistency (USC-PFN), which enables robust translation between different garments using just a single generator, faithfully replicating non-rigid geometric deformation of garments in real-life scenarios. Specifically, we first propose a self-cycle consistency architecture with a circular mode. It utilizes real unpaired garment-person images exclusively as input for training, effectively eliminating the impact of irresponsible prior knowledge at the model input end. Additionally, we formulate a Markov Random Field to simulate a more natural and realistic garment deformation. Furthermore, USC-PFN can leverage a general generator for self-supervised cycle training. Experiments demonstrate that our method achieves state-of-the-art performance on a popular virtual try-on benchmark.