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Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management

Office: 1074 LeBaron Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1078
Phone number: +1 (515) 2947474
Email: lzhang1@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Sustainable textile and apparel design processes;
  • Use and integration of technologies into textile and apparel design processes;
  • Use of functional design processes to increase body satisfaction;
  • design process model development and evaluation.

Awards (2016 to present):

2019                              Best Artwork Award at the 2019 SFTI – WSU International Invited Fashion Exhibition for “Beauty of Gothic – Rose Window”, Seattle, Washington.   

2018                               Lectra Outstanding Faculty Modaris Award at International Textiles and Apparel Association Design Competition for “The Fractal Geometry of Life”, Cleveland, Ohio. (One award given and is viewed as Best of Show by the profession).

2017                               Sandra Hutton Award for Excellence in Fiber Arts at International Textiles and Apparel Association Design Competition for “Mystic Girls and Butterflies - CNIII”, St. Petersburg, FL.

2016                               The Third Place of Fashion Supplies Innovative Design Award at International Textiles and Apparel Association Design Competition for “The Chinese Wisteria”, Vancouver, Canada. 

Juried Exhibitions (2017 to present):

Zhang, L. (November, 2019). Tears of Volcano. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA. 

Zhang, L. (April, 2019). Felting and Lotus. Private Collection.The 2019 Costume Society of America’s Annual Symposium, Seattle, Washington, USA. 

Zhang, L. & Jiang, L. (November, 2018). Nature’s DNA. Private Collection.  International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. 

Zhang, L. & An, S. (November, 2018). The Fractal Geometry of Life. Private Collection. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. 

Zhang, L. (November, 2017). The Spring Bamboo I - Evergreen. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, St. Petersburg, FL, USA. 

Zhang, L., & Holland, B. (November, 2017). Mystic Girls and Butterflies - CNIII. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

Zhang, L. (June, 2017). The Bamboo. Private Collection. The 2017 Costume Society of America’s Annual Symposium, Portland, Maine, USA. 

Zhang, L. (January 27th – April 2nd, 2017). Spring Bamboo. Private Collection. 49th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood National All-Media Exhibit, Ames, Iowa, USA. 

Zhang, L. (February,10th – April 16th, 2017). Chinese Wisteria II. Private Collection. The International Wearable Expressions 2017 Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, USA. 

Publications:

Zhang, L. (2011). Fashion Design: Process and Practice. Beijing: China Textile and Apparel Press.

Hwang, C. & Zhang, L. (In press). Innovative sustainable apparel design: Application of CAD and redesign process. In Muthu, S. & Gardetti, M. (Eds.), Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries. New York, NY: Springer.

McKinney, E., Cho, S., & Zhang, L., Eike, R., & Sanders, E. (In press). Analysis of zero waste patternmaking approaches for application to apparel design. In Muthu, S. & Gardetti, M. (Eds.), Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries. New York, NY: Springer.

Eike, R., Irick, E., McKinney, E., Zhang, L., & Sanders, E. (In press). Repurposing design process. In Muthu, S. & Gardetti, M. (Eds.), Sustainability in the Textile  and Apparel Industries. New York, NY: Springer.

Shin, E., Zhang, L., Chanmi, H., & Baytar, F. (2020). The role of shapewear performance information in female consumers’ online purchase decision. The Research Journal of the Costume Culture, 27(6), 539-552.

Zhang, L., Xiang, C. & Sanders, E. (2019). Inspiration of Chinese painting: A feasibility study of using Chinese ink as pigment colorant for a wearable art collection. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 37(3), 187-199.

Hwang, C., Zhang, L., Rorah, W., Thomapson, K., & Sanders, E. A. (2017). Efficacy of critiques in an apparel design studio. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. ISSN: 1754-3266 (Print) 1754-3274 (Online). http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/zfafTDy54xZnPdkFAeA2/full.

Lee, Y., Zhang, L., & Karpova, E. (2016). Examination of two decades in used clothing trade: the case of the United States and selected developed economies. Fashion, Industry and Education, 14 (2), 24-34.

Zhang, L., Shin, E., Hwang, C., & Baytar, F. (2017). The use of 3D body scanning technology to assess the effectiveness of shapewear: changes in body shape and attractiveness. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 10(2), 190-199.

Zhang, N., & Zhang, L. (2014). Synthesis the teaching methods in fashion design major at an US university: examples of Iowa State University Apparel, Merchandising and Design Program. Art Panorama, 7, 155.

Fiore, A. M., Tao, H., & Zhang, L. (2012). Are fashion designers prepared for the future? Guide of Fashion, 2012 (1), 22-26.