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Prof. Kinor Jiang
Fashion & Textile Design
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Prof. Jiang S.X. Kinor (姜綬祥) earned his BA from The Central Academy of Arts and Design, China. He obtained his MA in Fashion and Textile Design and his PhD both from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He worked as a textile designer for several years before he started teaching at The Central Academy of Arts and Design, and Tsinghua University in 1992. Prof. Jiang’s teaching areas include design methodology, textile design and fashion creation. Prof. Jiang teaches a broad range of subjects such as innovative for textile design approach, advanced textile and fashion design, and international fashion and textiles design. His teaching duties include different levels of class teaching and supervising BA, MA, MPhil and PhD students. Prof. Jiang’s research deals with innovative textile effects using physical and chemical treatment technologies. He is internationally renowned for his development of the metallised textiles. By securing more than HK$20 million research funding and obtaining support from HK government and industry, he developed metallising technology for functional and decorative textiles. Prof. Jiang has published extensively, having written more than 100 academic papers and books. His works have been part of the permanent collections of museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and China National Silk Museum. 

Prof. Jiang’s design works and art projects have been exhibited worldwide, including at Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou (2019); Fortezza da Basso, Florence (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition, Shenzhen (2019); Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing (2018); Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo (2018); Jill Stuart Gallery, Cornell University, New York (2018); Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing (2018); Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London (2017); Art Museum of the Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beijing (2017); Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Oaxaca (2017); Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, London (2016); Museum of Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen (2016); Upper Gulbenkian Gallery in RCA, London (2015); Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila (2015);  Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok (2014); White Box Museum of Art, Beijing (2013); Museum of the Civilizations of Hue, City of Hue (2013); CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (2012); China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou (2012); Bargoin Museum, Clermont-Ferrand (2012); Foshan Ancestral Temple Museum, Foshan (2012); The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton (2012); Avenir Museum Gallery, Fort Collins (2010); Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2010); San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose (2009); Belger Arts Center, Kansas City (2009); Museum of Siam, Bangkok (2009); Musee du Quai Branly, Paris (2008); Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong (2007); Korean Craft Museum, Cheongju (2003); and China National Art Gallery, Beijing (2001).

Now, Prof. Jiang is an Advisor of the Fashion Committee in China National Silk Museum, Vice Chair of International Fashion Art Network, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Visiting Research Fellow of Tsinghua University, and Honorary Professor of several universities in China. Prof. Jiang devotes to textile and fashion design curations as well. More than 20 international textile and fashion design exhibitions have been organized or curated in different museums and galleries. Currently, Prof. Jiang holds Visiting Curator of textile design and fashion art in China National Silk Museum and Shenzhen Modern Design Museum. 

Area of Specialization

  • Design focus: art aspects of textile and fashion, fashion and textile exhibition curation
  • Research perspective: development and analysis of innovative ends of textile and clothing combining aesthetics and functional properties
  • Technology: thin film, coating technologies, and exploration of CAD
  • History and culture: exploration of traditional materials and processes, utilization of textile and fashion to enhance perception of contemporary culture 

Research Overview

Jiang Kinor

Teaching Activities

(a) Subjects Taught

  Creative Design for Practice Based Research       
  Practice-led PhD  
  Digital Printing in Knitwear Design    
  Textile Design  
  Fashion Design Project  

(b) Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students

  • Completed: 5 PhDs and 2 MPhil
  • Ongoing:  4 PhDs

Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours:

  • Leonardo da Vinci International Award, Florence Biennale XII,2019.
  • Special Award, The 1st China Textile Art Exhibition, 2018.
  • Academic Award, First Wuhan Fiber Art Exhibition, 2018.
  • Design Power 100, China, 2018.
  • Excellent Paper, Cross-Straits Conference on Textiles, 2018.
  • Excellent Paper, 14th Asian Textile Conference, 2017.
  • Excellence Award, 7th International Fiber Art Biennales, 2012.
  • Silver Medal, 40th International Exhibition Inventions New Techniques and Products Geneva, 2012.
  • Special Award, Romanian Association for Nonconventional Technologies, 2012.
  • Lectra Faculty Award, International Textile and Apparel Association Design Competition, 2010.

Achievements in Public, Governmental and Professional Services:

  • Consultant, Versino Group Limited, 2019-20.
  • Designer in Residence, Cornell University, 2018.
  • Consultant, Aqua Well Technology Company Ltd., 2016-18.
  • Planner, Evolutionary Cloth -  Art of Junichi Arai exhibition, Hubei Museum of Art, 2016.
  • Chairman, New Beat: International Student Competition - Wearable Art, 2016.
  • Consultant, Guangdong Rising Well Science and Technology Ltd. Co., 2014.
  • Vice Chair, the 9th International Shibori Symposium, 2014.
  • Chairman, New Beat: International Student Competition -  Textile and Wearable Art, 2014.
  • Co-Chair, the 8th International Shibori Symposium, 2011.
  • Special Issue Guest-Editor, Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol.15, No.1, 2011.

Selected Publications / Museum Collections / Exhibitions / Patents

Publications (selected)

  • Xu, J.T., Li, X.T., Wang, Y.X., Hua, T., Guo, R.H., Miao, D.G., Jiang. S.X. (2019) Flexible, stable and sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering of graphite/titanium-cotton substrate for conformal rapid food safety detection. CELLULOSE. 27, 941-954.
  • Xu, J.T., Shang, S.M., Jiang, S.X. (2019) A stable, ultrasensitive and flexible substrate integrated from 1D Ag/α-Fe2O3/SiO2 fibers for practical Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering detection. COMPOS PART B-ENG. 177, 107376.
  • Xu, J.T., Li, X.T., Wang, Y.X., Guo, R.H., Shang, S.M., Jiang, S.X. (2019). Flexible and reusable cap-like thin Fe2O3 film for SERS applications, NANO RES. 12(2), 381-388.
  • Miao, D.G., Jiang, S.X., Shang, S.M., Chen, Z.M. (2014). Effect of heat treatment on infrared reflection property of Al-doped ZnO films, SOL ENERG MAT SOL C. 127, 163-168.
  • Zheng, Y.D., Xiao, M.D. Jiang, S.X., Ding, F., Wang J.F. (2012). Coating fabrics with gold nanorods for colouring, UV-protection, and antibacterial functions, NANOSCALE. 5, 788-795


Books (selected)

  • Self-Organisation: Junichi Arai’s Textile Anthology,Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2017, ISBN: 9789623678148.
  • Fashion Thinking with Life Drawing, Hong Kong:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2015, ISBN: 9789623677868.
  • International Textile Design and Fashion Art, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2014, ISBN: 9789623677837.
  • Digital Jacquard: Mythologies, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2013, ISBN: 9789623677622.
  • Fabric: Metallic Textile Design of Kinor Jiang, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2009, ISBN: 9789881747204.


Museum Collections

  • Xianggui, fashion design, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2016
  • Raindrops and Waterfalls, fashion design, China National Silk Museum, 2015
  • 250g, fashion design, China National Silk Museum, 2012
  • Casement VI, textile design, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 2010


Exhibitions (selected)

  • 3rd Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2019, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, 2019.
  • The XIIth Edition of the Florence Biennale, Florence, 2019.
  • Kinor Jiang: Cloth / Landscape, The Fashion Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019.
  • Surface Design in Fashion, Jill Stuart Gallery, Cornell University, New York, 2018.
  • Some Like it Hot, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London, 2017.
  • An Evolution of Fashion, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, 2016 - 2017.
  • Festival of Extra Ordinary Textile, Place de la Victoire, Clermont-Ferrand, 2016.
  • From Xuan to Blindness, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2015. 


Patents (selected)

  • A yarn winding unit for coating system, PRC Patent:201720116759.5
  • Coloration via magnetron sputter coating on textile fabric, PRC Patent: 201410714517.7
  • A roll-to-roll magnetron sputtering device for textile pattern generation, PRC Patent: 201420582217.3
  • A method for preparing luminescent fibers and fabrics, PRC Patent: 201310641778.6
  • Formation process for textile design through magnetron sputtering technology, PRC patent: 200910209008.8