Molly Talbot

Molly Talbot


I am a PhD student investigating visual and tactile perceptions of fashion products.

I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Textile Design from the University of Leeds with a woven textiles specialism (with funding from the Society of Dyers and Colourists). I advanced my textiles knowledge in the digital domain researching colour forecasting for virtual fashion; this experience laid a future-focused foundation to explore the characterisation and perception of fashion products for the increasingly digital fashion industry. 

I recently worked part-time as a weave technician before entering my second year of PhD study. 

Research interests

My current research interests include:

  • Visual-tactile and tactile perception of textiles
  • Garment characterisation
  • Computer graphics for digital fashion
  • Virtual and extended reality


  • BA (Hons) Textile Design [woven textiles], University of Leeds