Vidya Award Honors 3D Student Designs

The winners of the Vidya Award 2015 were honored recently in Kaiserslautern. The award creates an incentive for students to work with 3D product development as part of their education.

First place goes to a joint design by three students from the Sigmaringen Fashion School. Second place goes to Franziska Bayreuther of the Kerschensteiner School in Stuttgart. Product development in the apparel industry is currently subject to a paradigm shift from 2D to 3D. The challenge for the Vidya Award this year was to digitally develop a print motif and a model pattern for a ladies garment in size 38 – on a SizeGERMANY avatar, a digital human model. The solution "Simulate, Print and Go!" provided the conditions for the task, since the print motif was printed by the cooperation partner Mitwill Textiles Europe. The students could then sew their model.

First place for the Sigmaringen Fashion School
Three students from the Sigmaringen Fashion School won the top honors. With their joint design titled "Skyline", Lilli Hermoni, Sarah Kienzler and Luisa Witzmann shared first place and a cash prize of €1,000. "Skyline" is a white dress with black trims on the necklines and hem – and the trims display the silhouette of skyscrapers. When the dress is rotated through 90 degrees, the result is a surprising cityscape. The jury praised the harmonious design that was realistically simulated in Vidya.

Second place for the Kerschensteiner School
Stuttgart Second place goes to the Kerschensteiner School in Stuttgart. Franziska Bayreuther won the prestigious second prize and receives a cash prize of €500. She designed a dress with an elaborate pattern, printed with a deliberately distorted picture, which she took while out for an evening stroll. A poem by Pablo Neruda is also printed on the dress. The jury praised the artistic aspect and the excellent workmanship of the dress.

The jury committee received around 40 applications for the Vidya Award 2015, which targets schools and universities that have a Department of Textile and Clothing Technology in which the Vidya 3D simulation software is used.
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