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Ling Zhang, Ph.D.
Ling Zhang, Ph.D.
Department of Human Environmental Studies
Fashion Merchandising and Design
Wightman Hall 128B
Doctor of Philosophy, 2016, Iowa State University
FMD 241: Fashion Illustration
Engaging sustainability in wearable product design including developing and testing a variety of natural dye materials and methods, and applying them to wearable products; up cycling second-hand materials to create contemporary garments and wearable arts that alleviate the impacts of environmental problems.
Utilizing traditional handcrafts on slow fashion designs, including free form machine embroidery, hand embroidery, hand beading, and felting technique.
Applying technologies to wearable product design, such as digital textile printing, 3D body scanning, laser cutting, 3D printing.
Employing 3D body scanning technology to analyze body shapes, body satisfaction, and the effectiveness of functional wearable products.
Investigating the existing design process models and proposing a new design process model for wearable art design, and developing an evaluation method for wearable art designers.
Studying and examining the effectiveness of applying a variety of teaching strategies in apparel design classes.
Zhang, L., & Hwang, C. (November, 2015). Chinese Garden from Upcycled Clothing. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM.
Zhang, L. (November, 2015). Life of The Earth: Hope. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM.
Hwang, C., & Zhang, L. (November, 2015). Carving Through Rose Windows. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM.
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