Christiane Luible is a university professor and head of the newly created department Fashion & Technology at the Kunstuniversität Linz. Christiane’s main field of interest is practice-led design research for the field of fashion design. At this, she focuses on the 3D modelling and virtual simulation of fashion and the influence of digital media on the process of fashion design. Christiane Luible studied Fashion Design at the University of Applied Science in Pforzheim and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After completing a MAS in Graphics Communication at the Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne Switzerland she did her PhD on virtual garment simulations at the Miralab, University of Geneva. She received several international Design Award such as the Lucky Strike Junior Design Award and the F.I.T. Critic Award. She collaborated on large European Clothing Research Projects such as E-Tailor, Leapfrog or Haptex and is today responsible for the several research projects dealing.