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AATCC announces 2021 “Fashion Evolution” student design competition

Industry News | August 20, 2020 | By:

Students are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition.

This year’s theme, Fashion Evolution, showcases AATCC’s centennial: “Celebrating a Century—Focused on the Future.”

Fashion Evolution will mirror that theme. From the 1920s, when AATCC was founded, to the present day, students will be asked to choose a decade from the last 100 years and reinvent the fashions for the 2020 decade, focusing on one or more of the following:

  • fit/sizing for various body types
  • sustainable fashion
  • personal protection
  • new textile materials/technology

Students will be asked to:

  • Research one chosen decade and related apparel products from that time period.
  • Design an apparel line (3-5 designs) that is influenced by a chosen past decade’s style and reinvented for the 2020 decade. Choose one or more focus areas to incorporate into designs.
  • Incorporate one or more surface designs (print pattern, woven design, knit design, etc.) within the apparel line.

Entries are due April 4, 2021

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