AATCC, Runway for Dreams Foundation reveal winners of design competition

Posted April 30, 2020


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., and LIVINGSTON, N.J. – AATCC and the Runway of Dreams Foundation announced the winners of the 2020 AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Fashion for All Student Design Competition.


The 2020 theme challenged students to transform a current stylish, on-trend look that reimagines fashion and function for persons with dwarfism.


Winners and awards: 


Four entries qualified as finalists. Based on the quality and merit of each finalist’s entry, the Runway of Dreams Foundation will award scholarships to the following students for their work: 


  • 1st place – Open to All by Mary Brakefield from University of Tennessee. She will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. The prize will be presented at the Runway of Dreams Fashion Revolution Runway Show and Gala during NYFW 2021 (with up to $1,000 travel and lodging stipend). (View Phase 1 submission and Phase 2 submission.)

  • 2nd place – The Autumn Worksuit by Anna Roth from Oregon State University. She will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship. (View Phase 1 submission and Phase 2 submission.)

  • 3rd place – Sunset Glow by Yunjie Luo from North Carolina State University, Wilson College of Textiles. She will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. (View Phase 1 submission and Phase 2 submission.)

  • Honorable Mention – Lazulite Sky Concerto by Rujie Wang from North Carolina State University, Wilson College of Textiles. She will be awarded a $500 scholarship. (View Phase 1 submission and Phase 2 submission.)


Developers and judges:


  • Mindy Scheier, founder and CEO, Runway of Dreams Foundation

  • Rebecca Baeurle, executive director, Runway of Dreams Foundation

  • Kerry King, vice president, R&D at Spoonflower, Inc.

  • Martha Carper, retired, DuPont Company  

  • Julie Katzenberger, director, QA Management LLC


Source: AATCC

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