Design and Product Development

A Design Process for a Female Auto-Racing Suit

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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: