The department was established in 1996, which is the earliest in China to offer BA and MA programs in Textile and Fashion Design. There are 9 studios of CAD, apparel structure and techniques, batik, silk screen, knitting, shuttle weaving, and digital printing.The department lays great emphasis on traditional crafts and modern high technology related to design, and leads its way to material and craft innovation. It focus on the connections among technology, environment, economy and people. Its students take professions in textile colour design, fashion design, textiles development, design management and marketing, consulting and assessment, teaching and research, etc.

The department has established a multi-value system for innovation and development to face the market of fashion designers.

Students: 268, including 28 master students and 6 doctoral students.
Faculty: 18 teachers, including 5 professors and 4 associate professors.

Main courses: fashion drawing skills, women’s outfit design, tailoring design, 3-D cutting and sewing, menswear design, print design, surface design

Chair: Tao Yin

Deputy Chair: Jiang Tutu