Mingjing Lin is a current textile and fashion Ph.D. at the Royal College of Art. She graduated from Tsinghua University and London College of Fashion , major in fashion design and fashion design technology (womenswear), respectively. Her current research focuses on 3D-printed textile for fashion design.
Mingjing previously lectured in ENSAIT, France, also presented at various occasions of Imperial College, Oxford University, Royal College of Art, and iMakr. Her works have been exhibited internationally since 2011.
In 2016, Mingjing collaborated with professor Yingjun Li from Tsinghua Unversity on a 3D-printed Qipao(a type of Chinese dress) project, in which they discussed the dialogues between the East and the West, modern and tradition, digital technology and craft. The project was initially presented as a physical performance and an exhibition at the RCA, after then it was displayed in China, Spain and France. Following Interfashionality, in 2017, the very recent project Fold-the-Interfashionality featuring 京剧(a type of Chinese opera) performance and 3D-printed pleated costume displayed at the RCA. In collaboration with Tsai-chuan Huang, this project investigated the cultural and spatial relationships of parametrical design, 3D-printed textile and human body.
As designer and researcher, she involved EU-award-winner WISP sensual Jewellery in 2017 (WearSustain), was wearable consultant for VIGOR INNOTECH since 2016, co-founder of 3W studio since 2016, non-profit platform ABOUNDARY and Far Eastern Study Group at the RCA since 2014. She has continually probed for creating innovative 3D fashion, exploring the possibilities of wearable technology as well as smart textiles, and pushing the boundaries of art, design and technology. With the valuable experiences of working with technological companies, material scientists and avant-garde designers, her works tend to cover both commercial and academic aspects in fashion and textiles.