Dr Hye-Won Lim

Dr Hye-Won Lim


I obtained a PhD through the data-based comparative analysis of children's body size and sizing between the UK and Korea. I conducted MA research about pattern cutting methods application to account for different body types. Prior to this, I also completed an MA in Fashion Design and BSc in Home Economics (Clothing and Textile) in Korea.


  • IFY Academic Lead for Design
  • Deputy Programme Leader for Fashion Design

Research interests

I am investigating the Fashion Design potential for innovative and transformative technologies. I am currently engaged in researching digital technologies adjustment to garment manufacturing, sustainable garment construction, and interdisciplinary practices with pedagogy.

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  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Birmingham City University
  • PhD in Design, University of Leeds
  • MA in Design, University of Leeds
  • MA in Design, Graduate School of Design, Ewha Womans University, Korea
  • BA in Human Economics (Clothing and Textile), Jeonbuk National University, Korea

Professional memberships

  • International Department Board Member of the Korean Society of Fashion Business (2021- )
  • Editorial board member of the Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textile (2020-)
  • Reviewer of the Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology (2021-)
  • Reviewer of the Current Trends in Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering (2017-)
  • Director of the Costume Culture Association (2017–2019)

Student education

I teach pattern cutting and garment construction in manual and digital methods to undergraduate students in Fashion Design. I supervise MA and PhD research projects related to my areas of expertise.

PhD supervision:

  • External second supervisor: Nataliya Rozhin, ‘Exploration into Experimental Fashion’ (2019–Present)
  • Second supervisor: Sian Hindle, ‘Subjective Embodiment: Jewellery at the boundary of the self’ (2019–2020)
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