Student takes third in national apparel design competition
June 2, 2014
A University of
Wisconsin-Stout apparel design and development student tied for third place
recently in a national contest.
Jordynn Beckman, of
Little Falls, Minn., received $100 cash and a $50 gift certificate for being named
one of two honorable mention award winners in the Concept 2 Consumer
Design Competition sponsored by the American Association of Textile Chemists
A total of 88 students from around the country entered the
10th annual competition. The winner was from the University of Delaware and the
runner-up from Kansas State University.
The six judges were professionals from the industry,
including from Perry Ellis International, Nike and Spanx.
The contest called for students to design a swimwear
collection for 18- to 30-year-olds. Beckman's entry was titled Bali Tides.
Beckman used the Mother Temple of Besakih in Bali,
Indonesia, as the inspiration for her designs, which included tops and bottoms in
complementary colors and patterns.
"The theme I wanted to incorporate was the organic colors
and ancient spires of the temple," said Beckman, a junior. "I believe that the
way I manipulated my textile patterns within my designs made the entry more
unique and innovative."
Beckman's adviser was Associate Professor Jongeun Rhee.
UW-Stout students have consistently fared well in the AATCC
competition, taking second in 2013; first and third in 2012; second and third
in 2011; and second in 2010.
Top: Jordynn Beckman
Bottom: A swimsuit collection, Bali Tides, created by Jordynn Beckman tied for third in a national design contest.