Publications

Book:  

 

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

 

Journal Articles:

 

  • 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. (2016). 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. ISSN: 1754-3266 (Print) 1754-3274 (Online). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17543266.2016.1225824.

  • Zhang, N., & Zhang, L. (2014). Synthesis the teaching methods in fashion design major at US university: examples of Iowa State University Apparel, Merchandising and Design Program. Art Panorama, 7, 559.

 

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

 

  • Zhang, L. (2001). Rhythm. The Chinese Students’ Artistic Products Yearbook of Academies of Fine Arts Paintings & Design. 110.

Refereed Presentations / Proceedings

2017 International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, FL: 

  • Zhang, L., Holland, B., & Sanders, E. (2017). Collaborative wearable art design process for wearable art designers, artists, and industrial designers. 

  • Overy, A. & Zhang, L. (2017). Eternal perspective: synthesis of faith and digital printing in creative apparel design. 

2016 International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada: 

  • Hwang, C., Rorah, W., Thompson, K., Zhang, L., & Sanders, E. (2016). Examining the value of three critique methods in an introductory apparel design studio. 

 

2015 International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM: 

 

  • Shin, E., Zhang, L., Hwang, C., & Baytar, F. (2015). The role of information regarding shapewear’s performance in female consumers’ online purchase decision. 

 

  • Zhang, L., & Sanders, E. (2015). Pilot study of examining the effectiveness of cooperative learning (CL) vs. individualistic learning (IL) in fashion illustration class. 

 

  • Zhang, L., Xiang, C., & Sanders, E. (2015). Testing Chinese ink as a natural dyestuff on silk and cotton fabrics: the foundation for a collection of wearable art. 

 

2014 International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC:

 

  • Lee, Y., Zhang, L., Karpova, E (2014). Used clothing trade: mitumba or vintage clothing?

 

  • Zhang, L. & Sanders, E. (2014). Synthesis of handcrafts and digital printing: creative sustainable apparel design. 

 

  • Zhang, L. & Sanders, E. (2014). The new technology brings innovation into the fashion illustration classroom: use of the iPad as a tool for in-class and virtual demonstrations.

 

2013 Fashion and Social Responsibility Symposium, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN:

 

Juried Exhibitions
  • Zhang, L. (March, 2018). Felting and Lotus. The 2018 Costume Society of America's Annual Symposium, Williamsburg, Virginia. 

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

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2017). Mystic Girls and Butterflies - CNIII. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, St. Petersburg, FL.

  • Zhang, L. (June, 2017). The Bamboo. The 2017 Costume Society of America's Annual Symposium, Portland, Maine. 

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

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2016). The Chinese Wisteria II. The International Wearable Expressions 2017 Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. 

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2016). The Chinese Wisteria II. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2016). The Chinese Wisteria. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Zhang, L., & Hwang, C. (November, 2015). Chinese Garden from Upcycled Clothing. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. Acceptance rate: 37.5%

 

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2015). Life of The Earth: Hope. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. Acceptance rate: 37.5%.

 

  • Hwang, C., & Zhang, L. (November, 2015). Carving Through Rose Windows. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Gallery Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. Acceptance rate: 37.5%.

 

  • Zhang, L., & Hwang, C. (June, 2015). Beauty of Gothic. Private Collection. 5th (2015) International Fiber Recycling Symposium, San Francisco, CA. 

 

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2014). Life of Earth: Pure. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Live Gallery Exhibition, Charlotte, NC. Acceptance rate: 34%.

 

  • Hwang, C., & Zhang, L. (November, 2014). Visual illusion of Dekoboko. Private Collection. International Textiles and Apparel Association Annual Conference Live Gallery Exhibition, Charlotte, NC. Acceptance rate: 34%.

 

  • Zhang, L. (July, 2014). Life of Earth: Dust. Private Collection. Handweaver’s Guild of America, All That Jazz: Wearable Art Fashion Show & Exhibit 2014, Providence, RI. Acceptance rate: 49%.

 

  • Zhang, L. (July, 2014). The Influence of Marie Antoinette II. Private Collection. Handweaver’s Guild of America, All That Jazz: Wearable Art Fashion Show & Exhibit 2014, Providence, RI. Acceptance rate: 49%. 

 

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2013). The only collection invited from US in Wuhan Fashion Week – International Students Apparel Design Competition for the collection titled “The Life of Earth”, Wuhan, China. Acceptance rate: 6%.

 

  • Zhang, L., (March, 2013). Oil Painting on canvas “A Sleeping Female and Red Rug” was showed in the Art Gallery in Design College, ISU, Ames, IA

 

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2008). The dress design titled “The Days on My Past” was showed in International Textile & Apparel Association Live Gallery Exhibit, Shaumburg, Illinois. Acceptance rate: 26%.

 

  • Zhang, L. (November, 2008). The dress design titled “Fibonacci for Fashion” was showed in International Textile & Apparel Association Mounted Gallery Exhibit, Shaumburg, Illinois. Acceptance rate: 26%. 

 

  • Zhang, L. (April, 2008). The Days on My Past. Private Collection. The 26th Annual Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show, Ames, IA.

 

  • Zhang. L. (November, 2007). Water-Lilies. Private Collection. International Arts of Fashion Competition, Miami, Florida. Acceptance rate: 2%.

 

  • Zhang, L. (April, 2007). Water-Lilies. Private Collection. The 25th Annual Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show, Ames, IA. 

 

  • Zhang, L. (April, 2014). Life of Earth. Private Collection. The 32nd Annual Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show, Ames, IA.

Honors / Awards
  • 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.

  • 2016 Teaching Excellence Award from Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

  • 2016 Graduate Scholarship Award from the College of Human Sciences of Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

  • 2015 The ITAA Counselor's Fellowship for Continuing Doctoral Students.

 

  • 2015 Educators for Socially Responsible Apprel Practices Award for Sustainable Design- Graduate Level at International Textiles and Apparel Association Design Competition for "Life of Earth: Hope", Santa Fe, NM.

 

  • 2015 The Second Place of Fashion Supplies Innovative Design Award at International Textiles and Apparel Association Design Competition for "Life of Earth: Hope", Santa Fe, NM.

 

  • 2015 The Third Place of Fashion Supplies Innovative Design Award at International Textiles and Apparel Association Design Competition for "Chinese Garden from Upcycled Used Clothing", Santa Fe, NM.

 

  • 1 of 2 The Most Excellent Award at 5th International Fiber Recycling Symposium for Beauty of Gothic, San Francisco, CA. 

 

  • 2014 The Second Prize of Innovative Design Award at International Textiles and Apparel Design Cometition for Life of Earth: Pure, Charlotte, NC. 

 

  • 2014 The First Place Graduate in The 32nd ISU Annual Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show for the collection titled "Life of the Earth", ISU, Ames, IA. 

 

  • 2014 Fashion Illustration won Flat Mary Award for ISU Annual Fashion Show, Ames, IA. 

 

  • 2014 1 of 35 The 2014 Most AESHM (Awesome) Award for Scompleted Research or Project Poster for "Utilizing 3D Body Scan Technology to Explore the Effectiveness of Lower Body Shapewear", ISU, Ames, IA. 

 

  • 2013-2014 The book Fashion Design: Process and Practice was rated as the Best Seller on Dangdang.com (the largest online bookstore in China). 

 

  • 2013 1 of 32 The 2013 Most AESHM (Awesome) Award for Graduate Student Scholarship Poster for " Wearable Oinion Skins", ISU, Ames, IA. 

 

  • 2009 1 of 2 The Best Rookie of the Year 2009, Delta Galil USA Inc., Secaucus, NJ. 

 

  • 2008 The Best Sustainable Design From Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business at International Textiles and Apparel Association Mounted Exhibition for Fibonacci Number in Fashion Design, Shaumburg, IL. 

 

  • 2008 The First Place Graduate in The 26th ISU Annual Fashion Show for the dress titled "The Days on My Past", ISU, Ames, IA. 

 

  • 2002 Silver Medal of Third Haining Tide Cup National Competition of Leather Fashion for the illustrtion titled "The Sky of the Early Winter", Haining, China. 

Professional Affliation
  • November 2017 - Present   Chair of the Design Education and Scholarship Committee of ITAA.

  • 2007-Present  International Textiles and Apparel Association

 

  • 2012-Present  Hand & Lock, London

 

  • 2007-Present  Arts of Fashion Foundation, US

 

  • 2013-Present  Surface Design Association, US