A Design Process for a Female Auto-Racing Suit
The purpose of this study is to investigate female racing car drivers' clothing needs and to propose several practical solutions to fulfill their expectations. The objectives are: 1) to investigate the existing problems, such as mobility and comfort, while wearing unisex suits, 2) to identify female racers' clothing needs and develop a collection of female-specific racing suits with consideration of functional, expressive, and aesthetic attributes to make improvements in their performance, and 3) to evaluate the newly designed female racing suit prototype through a wear test and the feedback from professionals, ensuing female racers' expectations are met. A prototype was developed based on an online survey and interviews and evaluated.
Keywords: motorsport, product development, Female auto-racing, functional design, FEA Model
How to Cite:
Wang, F. & Cui, H. & Tung, T. & Cao, W. & Wang, X., (2019) “A Design Process for a Female Auto-Racing Suit”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.8403