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On 8 September 2023, AiDLab successfully launched its innovative Fashion X AI touring exhibition at The Mills Fabrica in London. The launch event kicked off with an opening ceremony and forum attended by over 150 guests from the fashion, design and technology fields. As the final stop of our Touring Exhibition,  the exhibition is taking place from 6th September to 22nd September, 2023.


During the forum, participants gained valuable insights on the application of AI in the fashion industry and real life. The event also facilitated face-to-face networking opportunities, providing a platform to connect and discuss the potential of AI in fashion and design .


After the forum, guests enjoyed visiting the Fashion X AI touring exhibition. The interactive exhibition showcased the diverse works of international and local creative innovation practitioners, including:

• AI-based Interactive Design Assistant for Fashion (AiDA)

• AI & Couture

• AI & Ergonomics

• Innovation in Product and Service Design

• Intelligent Textiles

The successful launch in London marked the finale of over a year of collaborative efforts to AI adoption in the fashion industry.

Opening Remarks by Mr. Victor Tsang (left), Head of Create Hong Kong and Mr. Gilford Law (right), Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London

Welcome Remarks by Prof. Calvin Wong (left) and Prof. Naren Barfield (right), the top management of AiDLab

Ms. Amy Tsang, Acting Head of Europe of The Mills Fabrica was introducing The Mills Fabrica to the participants

Panel Discussion: Authentic Creativity and AI

Throughout history, creativity has been a crucial component of human intelligence that has inspired art, science, and innovation. As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance at a rapid pace, there is a growing interest in exploring the potential of AI to augment, and even replace, human creativity. However, it is important to underscore the significance of AI design that prioritises human-centered approaches, emphasizes collaboration, and promotes diversity.


Ms. Katie Baron, Head of Comms at Stylus


Prof. Calvin Wong

Cheng Yik Hung Professor in Fashion, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Centre Director, AiDLab


Prof. Naren Barfield

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Royal College of Art

Centre Associate Director, AiDLab


Ms. Anne Toomey

Head of Programme, Textiles, School of Design, Royal College of Art

Panel Discussion: Designing AI for Good

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential to improve human lives. Designing AI for good is a complex and ongoing process that requires continuous collaboration and innovation. As AI technologies continue to advance, it is crucial to design them with a focus on promoting human well-being, social good, and environmental sustainability for fashion and textile industry



Mr. Matthew Drinkwater

Head of Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion



Prof. Jeanne Tan

Professor, School of Fashion and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Centre Assistant Director, AiDLab


Dr. Ali Asadipour

Academic Lead of Computer Science Research Centre (CSRC), Royal College of Art


Dr. Carman Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Closing Remarks by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, RCA Council Member, CEO and Co-Founder of Stemettes

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