Fashion and Textiles

Fashion and Textiles Overview

Fashion and Textiles Research dedicated to high quality research across the spectrum. Key fields include: textile and fashion design, retail and supply chain, textile and clothing performance, technical textiles, natural fibres and textile processing, textile biotechnology and textile history.

The Group offers both expertise and opportunity. Practice based research, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research is encouraged as well projects developing the novel by moving beyond traditional boundaries. Collaborations and research into hand and machine based heritage techniques, new technologies, new media, material, visual and digital culture leading to the advancement of Fashion and Textiles are of interest. Innovation in Fashion and Textiles being sat between science, art, design and technology forms the motivation  behind and the ethos of the Group.

Fashion and Textiles Research Group at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students. Key Members of the Fashion and Textiles Research Group and their research interests are listed below:

Professor Jinsong Shen
Textile materials and their performance
Textile coloration and functional finishing
Natural fibres (cotton, wool, silk, flax, hemp and nettle, etc)
Enzyme-based textile Biotechnology 
Nano-layer surface coating 
Sol-gel technology

Dr John Williams
Protective clothing
Textile and clothing comfort
Technical textile
Natural fibres and sustainability
Medical textiles/healthcare.

Dr Claire Orwin
Textiles and Fashion Sustainability
Retail and Supply Chain

Jo Horton
Electro-chemical textile design

Dr Christine Boydell
History of Twentieth Century Fashion
Ready-to-wear fashion
Art Deco textiles
Gender and design
Post-war textile design

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