Digital Fashion Innovation (DFI) e-Symposium

28 – 30 September 2020

Digital Fashion Innovation (DFI) e-Symposium

Digital Fashion Innovation The Textile Institute

28 – 30 September 2020 | Online | GMT 12:00 – 14:00
Manchester/BST 13:00 – 15:00 | Beijing 20:00 – 22:00
New York 08:00 – 10:00 | Dhaka 18:00 -20:00

You are cordially invited to participate in the DFI 2020 e-Symposium, an international virtual forum for the dissemination of research, innovation, creative practice and pedagogy surrounding digitalised fashion world and for the generation of new ideas and collaborations. The event covers the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Fashion Design and e-Prototyping
  • Digital Fashion Business and Promotion
  • Digital Human Modelling and VR/AR Technology
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Call for Papers/Presentations

Contributions from established and early career researchers, postgraduates, practitioners, makers and educators will be presented under the following topics:

Digital Fashion Design and e-Prototyping

  • Computer-aided Design (2D/3D) and illustration
  • Digital pattern cutting, marker making, Zero-waste concept
  • Virtual Fashion Simulation, tension mapping

Digital Fashion Business and Promotion

  • E-Commerce for Fashion Business
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Product Life Cycle Management (PLM)
  • E-tools for Supply Chain, Sustainability and Transparency

Digital Human Modelling and VR/AR Technology

  • Body Scanning, Sizing, Digital Anthropometry
  • Virtual Avatar, Animation and Digital twin for fashion
  • Virtual Reality, Digital Fashion Mirror and AR technology

We invite researchers, academics, industry experts, professionals and students to send extended abstracts/mini-reports/technical-stories relating to research and innovation using the submission template for consideration by the Technical Programme Committee.

Please send your submission to:

Download Submission Template

Symposium Programme

Day 1
Monday 28 September 2020
GMT 12:00 – 14:00

Day 2
Tuesday 29 September 2020
GMT 12:00 – 14:00

Day 3
Wednesday 30 September 2020
GMT 12:00 – 14:00

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Registration Fees

Registration fees for all attendees are shown below:

Delegate and Speaker: £60
Student: £45

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Technical Programme Committee

  • Professor Fiona Hackney, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Tracy Diane Cassidy, University of Huddersfield
  • Dr Richard Kennon, University of Leeds
  • Dr Alhussein Albarbar, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Pammi Sinha, University of Leeds
  • Dr Delia Vazquez, University of Manchester
  • Dr Anthony Bukowski, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Ms Stephanie Dick, The Textile Institute (


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