AATCC received 88 entries from various colleges and universities for its tenth annual design competition. This year’s theme, Boardwalk, had students to showcase their talent in textile design by creating a swimwear collection for 18-30 year olds. Color palettes could be chosen from the PantoneView Colour Planner Summer 2014.
See the full competition guidelines.
Awards include first place cash award of US$1,000 along with a copy of Pantone’s Cotton Passport and US$100 Spoonflower gift certificate, a US$750 award for second place and US$100 Spoonflower gift certificate, and two US$100 awards for honorable mentions and US$50 Spoonflower gift certificates.
- 1st Place – Whittled Sands by Emma Sidoriak, University of Delaware
- 2nd Place – Architectonic Armory by Mercedes Garcia-Reyes, Kansas State University
- Honorable Mentions
AATCC would like to extend appreciation to all judges:
Carrie Yates, Manager, Product Development at Cotton Incorporated
Erica Christianson, Nike Swim Designer at Perry Ellis International
Jessica Wright, Print & Pattern Developer at Nike
Julie Lotz, Senior Design Manager at Spanx
Stephanie McCarrey, Designer at Spanx
Tracy Marciano, Senior Swim Designer for Nike at Perry Ellis International