Second Place - OnesieTree by Annie Schtevie,
a fashion merchandising major at the University of Delaware. From this
competition she has developed a depth of interest in trend forecasting,
specifically as it relates to textile and apparel production. "I am
very interested in supply chain management and development," she says.
"And I love to learn how companies design, produce, and dye products for
coming seasons, when the fashion cycle is often unpredictable and is
evolutionarily changing." She noted that "the things I have learned
while participating in this competition will be helpful to me in my
future career because they allowed me to contextualize the long-term
trends of sustainable textiles and active consumer-input in clothing
brands. I also researched how certain fabrics can be repurposed based
on the fibers they contain. Overall, this competition was very
Second Place - Unveil by
Emily Kopcik, an apparel design major at the University of Delaware.
Kopcik says, "The Metamorphosis design competition challenged me to
learn design techniques that previously, I had not considered, such as
detachable garments and changing fabrics. At first, it was difficult to
come up with a design that would be functional for the consumer as well
as aesthetically pleasing. Pushing the limits and creating innovative,
sustainable designs that have more than one function is a concept that I
think will continue to become more popular in the fashion industry.
This contest led me to create further designs with a metamorphosis
aspect and it will definitely help me in future endavors."
Emily Kopcik's AATCC Entry titled Unveil.jpg