Henry Kang traces the roots of his company to a rather typical moment he shared with his wife, Shawna. She was getting dressed one morning, and she asked him that all-too-familiar question: “What can I wear with this?”
Kang immediately remembered a silly scene from the movie Clueless, where the film’s protagonist, Cher, faces the same question. Rather than ask someone else, she turns to her computer, using it mix and match the different pieces in her wardrobe. “I thought: ‘Totally. A computer can help someone put together an outfit,'” says Kang, who carries a PhD in robotics and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.