ISD Seminar - Reimagine Fashion: A Journey of Integrated Study and Learning

Events 30 Apr 2024
Events Date30 April 2024 Events09:00am - 10:00am EventsRoom 2303 (Lift 17-18), Academic Building, HKUST

Fashion is an integral part of society, culture, economy, and the daily lives of everyone, reflecting people’s values, beliefs, and identities and influencing perceptions, emotions, and well-being. In this talk, Dr. Tracy Mok will share her work on computer-aided fashion creation and realization, adopting an integrated approach through industry and university collaborations.

AI-generated designs or products may be visually attractive but not necessarily practical or feasible to produce. The efforts to close the gap between digital twins and physical products can bring enormous new business opportunities to the industry. By engaging and empowering users to design and choose clothes that make them feel good, fashion can boost wearers’ mood and improve their overall quality of life. Moreover, taking advantage of being worn by people all day and often next to the body surfaces, fashion products and accessories can be engineered to offer additional functions, e.g., real-time health monitoring or medical and rehabilitation treatments, leaving users to reimagine and redefine what fashion is.

The Speaker

Dr. Tracy Mok, Associate Director of Research Centre of Textiles for Future Fashion of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She was also formerly Associate Head of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (currently School of Fashion and Textiles), assisting the upgrade of the Institute from a department to become an independent school. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, 2D and 3D computer-aided design, digital human modeling, cloth simulation, computer vision, and computer graphics in fashion applications. She has successfully secured 23 projects worth a total of HK$ 37.5 million, published over 140 research articles in world-leading research journals and top conferences, and held 1 trademark, 7 patents, 6 software copyrights, and 3 licenses. Her research’s findings have received widespread recognition from both academia and business, having a significant impact on the fashion industry. With her support, her PhD graduate commercialized her technology with a startup formed, securing venture investment of over 20 million RMB. With her achievement, she has won 14 prestigious international awards, including the Gold Medal of the 35th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva and the Silver Medal of the 1st Asia Exhibition of Inventions Hong Kong. Dr Mok has also committed herself to serving the education community as a fellow and executive member of the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel, a vetting committee member of the Create Smart Initiative for CreateHK of Hong Kong SAR government, and others.