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  Name Title Serving Period
Overseas Academic Advisor
Picture of Prof. Anne Smith Prof. Anne Smith Dean of Academic Programmes, Central Saint Martins, UK 2013 - 2019

Prof. Smith sets up her own fashion label designing and selling fashion and printed textiles collections for womens, mens and childrenswear after graduating from Saint Martins School of Art in fashion print.  Her research developed new approaches in laser cutting and etching for fashion, interior and accessories materials.        

Overseas Advisor
Picture of Prof. Chris Carr Prof. Chris Carr

Professor, Chair of Textile Technology; Head of School, School of Design, University of Leeds, UK

 

2009 - 2017

Research interests: textile science and technology, textile chemistry, colouration, finishing, historical textiles and conservation science, surface chemistry, recycling, new fibres and healthcare textiles.

 

Picture of Prof. LuAnn Gaskill Prof. LuAnn Gaskill

Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management Faculty; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

2009 - 2017

The research interests of Prof. Gaskill include business sustainability, entrepreneurship, international development and small business processes.          

Adjunct Professor
Picture of Mr Junichi Arai Mr Junichi Arai

World Renowned Textiles Designer

2009-2018

Mr Arai calls himself a "Textile Creator", but he is called a "Post-industrial Expert" and a "Talent of Japan’s Fabric Industry". He and some Japanese avant-garde fashion designers are regarded as the core group for contemporary textile products.         

Picture of Mr Nino Cerruti Mr Nino Cerruti World Renowned Textiles Designer 2007-2019

Mr Cerruti is one of the most reputable fashion designers in the world.  He first showed his fantastic talent in fashion design as early as at his age of 20, when he joined his family business in 1950.         

Picture of Dr Ho Kai-Chiu Dr Ho Kai-Chiu

Former Director, Research and Development,
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

2013-2019

Dr Ho has more than 30 years work experience in the Hong Kong's textiles and clothing industry and has been a part-time lecturer in textiles and clothing technologies for over 20 years.        

Picture of Dr Harry Lee, SBS, JP Dr Harry Lee, SBS, JP Chairman, TAL Apparel 2002-2016

Dr Lee has over 30 years' experience in the textile and garment industry. He joined Textile Alliance Limited (TAL) in Hong Kong in 1973 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TAL in 1983, which currently employed over twenty thousand employees.  He is actively involved in a number of trade organizations in Hong Kong.

Picture of Dr Andrew Sia Dr Andrew Sia

Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Institution of Intimate Apparel Industries Association

2008-2017

Dr Sia was one of the founders of Ace Style Group, which was at its peak a vertically-integrated women's intimates manufacturing business covering garments, fabrics, trims, printing, retailing, wholesale and franchising.  Now focusing on teaching and consulting, Dr Sia seeks to widen his business scope beyond intimates to trend reporting and market research.        

Picture of Ms Vivienne Tam Ms Vivienne Tam

World Renowned Fashion Designer

2004-2019

Ms Tam founded her own fashion house East Wind Code Ltd in 1983, and established the “Vivienne Tam” brand in 1994. She is internationally recognised for her innovative and unique East-meets-West designs.        

Picture of Ms Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada Ms Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada

President, World Shibori Network Scholar, Curator and Artist, Historical and Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Art

2010-2019

Ms Wada is a scholar, curator and artist of historical and contemporary textiles and fiber art. She is the co-founder of World Shibori Newtork (WSN) in 1992 and became President of WSN in 2004.        

Picture of Mr Shoji Yamamura Mr Shoji Yamamura World Renowned Textiles Designer 2011-2017

Mr Yamamura is a master of Kurume Kasuri, carries forward the handicraft via indigo dyed yarn and using Iket process to produce unique natural products.  His textile designs have been exhibited worldwide.        

Picture of Dr Philip Yeung Dr Philip Yeung

Executive Director, Clothing Industry Training Authority; Former Vice President, PolyU; Former head, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, PolyU

2006-2018

Dr Yeung is currently the Executive Director of the Clothing Industry Training Authority in Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD from the Queen's University of Belfast in 1978. In 2005, Prof. Yeung was honoured with an Outstanding Alumni Award by PolyU.        

Honorary Professor
Picture of Prof. Fan Jin-tu Prof. Fan Jin-tu

Vincent V.C. Woo Professor in Fiber Science and Apparel Design, Department Chair & Director of Cornell Institute of Fashion and Fiber Innovation (CIFFI)

Prof. Fan has education and research experience in all major continents, including America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Prior to joining Cornell in 2012, Prof. Fan was at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for over 15 years, working at different levels from Assistant Professor to Professor & Associate Head of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC). Prior to PolyU, Prof. Fan was Project Manager at South Africa’s Council for Scientific & Industrial Research and, before that, worked and studied at UK from 1986 to 1992.

Prof. Fan is internationally renowned for his work in fiber science and apparel engineering. He holds a PhD in clothing comfort from The University of Leeds (1989) and a BSc in textile engineering from Donghua University (1985). His research is focused on improving the understanding of the interaction between human body, clothing and environment, and on that basis, developing fibrous materials and clothing with enhanced functional performance and aesthetic appearance. His work is multi-disciplinary involving instrumentation, computational modeling, biomimetics, nanotechnology as well as psychology.

Advisory Committee on Textile and Clothing
Chairman
Picture of Mr Anthony Keung Mr Anthony Keung President & CEO, FENIX GROUP HOLDINGS LTD

Member
Mr Hans Michael Buehr CEO, HMB Consulting
Ms Janet Cheung Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association
Mr Stanford Kuo Managing Director, Woodard Group Hong Kong
Mr Simon Li General Manager, Tien-Hu Group
Ms Evelyn Lu Managing Director, Afasia Group
Mr Philip Ma Chairman & CEO, The Sincere Company Limited
Dr Linus Siu Director, TAL Apparel (S) Pte. Ltd.
Mr Stanley Szeto Chairman & CEO, Lever Style Inc.
Mr Henry Tan Chief Executive Officer, Luen Thai Holdings Limited
Ms Teresa Yang Vice Chairman, Esquel Group
Mr Banny Yu Director, Hanbo Enterprises Ltd.

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