Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Concept 2 Consumer Design Competition winners announced

Concept 2 Consumer Design Competition winners announced

06
Jun '12
The winners of the 2012 Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals (AATCC) Concept 2 Consumer (C2C) Design Competition for college students have been chosen. The first place winner is Leah Becker, a junior at University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Becker was awarded US$1,000 and a copy of Pantone's Cotton Planner. She also won high marks from the judges for selection of base and accent colors and for creating a design that addresses consumer fit, comfort, and style preferences for the target audience specified in the 2012 contest criteria.

To date, AATCC has awarded over US$12,000 to promising fashion and textile program students participating in the association's annual C2C design competition.

The 2012 contest was open to both graduate and undergraduate students. AATCC received 34 entries from 13 colleges and universities. The other winners are:

2nd Place:
Minerva by Elizabeth Keebler, Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.

Honorable Mentions:

Fine Feathers by Carrie Cook, Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A., and Madam Mallard by Wynn Farley, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

For this year's competition, the contestants were challenged with creating original active wear for a female customer, age 50-65, for her daily walking routine. The theme was “Birds of a Feather Walk Together,” and students were asked to include a combination of nine colors and incorporate a bird element in at least one design.

Becker said the contest gave her a new perspective on color and reaffirmed that she's on the right career track.

“The most important thing I learned from the contest was the use of color,” Becker said. “Prior to the competition I used more neutral color schemes for my designs. By having color requirements, I discovered my interest in combining color through designing patterns and prints.”

The Concept 2 Consumer Design Competition encourages students to design prints and products to "real-world" specifications and is open to individuals or teams of up to four. Each year students are given a design theme, and color and theme guidelines. Prizes include first place cash award of US$1,000 along with a copy of Pantone's Cotton Planner, a US$750 award for second place, and two US$100 awards for honorable mentions.

AATCC would like to extend its appreciation to this year's judging panel, which includes:

Carlos Vazquez, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Instructor, Mentor for the Debut 3rd, Designer.

Carrie Yates, Cotton Incorporated, Manager, Product Development.

Deborah Young, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Assistant Chair, Textile Science.

Diana Wyman, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), Product Research & Testing Analyst.

Kristie Rhodes, Cotton Incorporated, Textile Designer.


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jul 2021

French Parliament passes law to apply 'carbon labels’ to garments

The French Parliament recently approved a climate bill that will...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 28th Jul 2021

Global economy projected to grow at 6% in 2021, 4.9% in 2022: IMF

The IMF recently projected the global economy to grow at 6 per cent...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 28th Jul 2021

Prime Content| Why is home textile sourcing shifting from Pak & China to Bangladesh?

Buyers in the US, EU and UK are shifting their textile sourcing from...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Trainers faced immense challenges as most were not tech-savvy

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

The pandemic has reinstated need for organised retail spaces in Tier II...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Blockchain is not a silver bullet for each and every problem in supply...

Ritu Oberoi,

Ritu Oberoi

Mumbai-based Forsarees is a socially driven business enterprise, working...

Kurt Wedgwood,

Kurt Wedgwood

From design to raw material to fabrication and ultimately to delivery -...

Shivaani Jain,

Shivaani Jain

Established in 2015, Once Upon A Trunk is a one-stop-shop with almost...

Hemant Bheda, Arevo

Hemant Bheda
Arevo

Arevo, based in Silicon Valley in California, develops technology to...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell
Pireta

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini, La Fuori

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search