The theme of the 2011 Concept 2 Consumer®(C2C) Design Competition was Summer Bling!.

Students created fabrics or product designs for pool and beachwear based on palettes Blingfrom the Pantone View Colour Planner Summer 2010 magic. Student designers were required to incorporate three-dimensional surface embellishments in their collections. Entries included embellishments anywhere from beading and embroidery to knotting and smocking

In addition to cash prizes, first and second place winners recieved a copy of Pantone’s Cotton Planner.

Fabric Design Winners

1st Place: Shamanism-Spirit of the Summer by Sarah Buck Mueller, Drexel University
2nd Place: Seaside Serenity by Laura Jefferson, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Product Design Winners

1st Place: Hot Hot Hot by Courtney Fitzpatrick, Cornell University
2nd Place: Tide Me Over by Emily B. Parks, Illinois State University


Carrie McDermitt, CAM, Owner/Designer
Grace Santucci, Springs Creative, Stylist for Craft & Apparel Design
Jeana Fitzgerald, Cotton Incorporated, Manager Product Development
Jeff Bagwell, Target Corporation, Sr. CAD Designer
Kate Sykes, Springs Creative, Digital Stylist for Craft & Apparel Design
Kerry M. King, Textile Clothing Technology Corporation [TC]2, Manager of Product Development and Sustainability Initiatives
Meir Erani, DesignTech Services, President
Nancy B. Powell, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Associate Professor of Textile Apparel, Technology, and Management
Steve Greenberg, Point Carré, Vice President
Tiffany M. Eubanks, Inspired Digital Solutions, Owner/Designer

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