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Institute of Textiles and Clothing 23


Fashion and Textile Technology

Research in this area involves four key directions:

(1) Smart wearable technology, including textile based energy harvesting, conversion and storage devices, wearable photonics and electronics, fiber, flexible sensors and actuators, artificial muscle, artificial skin sensors, soft robotics, etc.

(2) Textile processing and coloration technology, including bionic chromatic materials, bio-based green colorants, functional and smart textile and garment surface treatments, non-contact image-based color measurement, color communication technologies, etc.

(3) Human factor & functional clothing technologies, including personal moisture and thermal management, thermoregulatory wearables, active and passive cooling, air filtration textiles, multifunctional clothing, functional compression textiles and clothing, ergonomic comfort, clothing biomechanics, etc.

(4) Advanced fibrous materials & technology, including biopolymeric and biomimic materials,  medical fibrous materials, auxetic textiles, super thermal conducting and isolation fibrous materials, mono-axial directional water transportation fibrous materials, air conditional fibrous materials, etc.


Fashion and Textile Design

Research in this area involves four key directions: 

(1) Cultural design, including fashion and textile design innovation with traditional and modern cultural elements, costume art and fashion creation, HK fashion style, fashion and textile arts, wearable arts, etc.

(2) Social design, including fashion for various communities and institutions with special needs, such as business districts, care centers, hospitals, schools, and enterprises, etc. 

(3) Functional design, including high performance sportswear design, innovative metallic textiles design, uniform and activity wear design, interactive photonic textile design, design of wearable electronics, design ergonomics, etc.

(4) Digital fashion design, including AI (Artificial Intelligence) assisted visual and pattern design, virtual fitting, 3D/4D body scanning, mobile body measurement and garment fitting, etc


Fashion Business

Research in fashion business involves three key directions:

(1) Sustainable fashion, including slow fashion, circular fashion, sustainable consumption, green service, green supply chain, social innovation, health and safety, etc.

(2) Artificial intelligence, including computer vision, image feature analysis, big data analysis, optimization, natural language programming, social media, etc.

(3) Brand experience, including virtual reality, brick & mortar experience, visual merchandising, consumer psychology and behavior, omni-channel experience, service quality, etc.



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