Course Title: Fashion AI

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion AI

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Kate Sala

Course Coordinator Phone: By email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course broadly introduces you to Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented and Virtual Reality in the context of fashion and wearables. You will examine how these technologies are fundamentally changing how clothes are made, consumed and experienced from textile material defect detection, virtual clothing design, 3D avatars, customisation, online retail, fashion styling, and the customer experience. You will examine key developments and emerging trends to identify opportunities, as well as understand ethical considerations and current limitations. You will also be introduced to basic programming techniques for AI.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

As this is a program option course, only Course Learning Outcomes are applicable.

Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO 1: Identify and discuss key developments and opportunities for using AI across the fashion industry. 

CLO 2: Examine ethical considerations, potential for industry disruption and current limitations of AI technology for fashion.

CLO 3: Develop strategies for applying AI and related technologies to diverse fashion contexts. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities will promote your ability to propose, investigate, plan, analyse, and realise sustainable innovative fashion and textile solutions.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students. 

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information. 

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome.  They are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: Storyboarding (20%) 
CLO: 3 

Assessment Task 2: Speculative Pitch (30%) 
CLOs: 1 & 2  

Assessment Task 3: Fashion + AI Project (50%) 
CLOs: 1, 2 & 3  

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.