Two Drexel Students Win AATCC Design Competition

AATCC announces the winners of the 2015 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition. AATCC received 44 entries from 14 colleges and universities for its 11th annual design competition.

This year's theme, Hot Technology for Cool Days, challenged students to create a cohesive outerwear collection including technology features in the fabric selection or product design for 8- to 30-year-old individuals. Color palettes were chosen from the Pantone Winter 2016 Trend Palettes. 

Awards included a first place cash award of $1,000 along with a copy of Pantone's Cotton Passport and a $100 Spoonflower gift certificate; a $750 award and a $100 Spoonflower gift certificate for second place; and two $100 awards for honorable mentions and $50 Spoonflower gift certificates.

1st Place – Fold Me Away-Tech Me Away! by Ornella Santoni, Drexel University

2nd Place – Illusion by Armani Dodd, Drexel University

Honorable Mentions:

o   City Escape by Brenna Conner, Kansas State University

o   Mount-Tech by Emily Kopcik, University of Delaware

AATCC would like to extend appreciation to the competition judges* and developers:

·       Allison Tate*, Senior Marketing Associate at Spoonflower, Inc.

·       Brooks Tippett, VP of Operations at Pantone

·       Ellen Sheppard*, Apparel Product Development Manager at REI Private Brands

·       Heidi Carvalho, Independent Industry Professional

·       Jason Craig*, Senior Designer-Outdoor at The North Face

·       Jeana Hatch*, Manager, Product Development at Cotton Incorporated

·       Kerry King, Director, R&D at Spoonflower, Inc.

·        Mary Berghoff*, Apparel Product Developer at SmartWool

·        Mary Brannon, Apparel Technology Coordinator at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

·       Neenah Maier*, Sportswear Designer at REI Private Brands

·        Nora Khanna, Product Development Manager at Pantone
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