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AATCC Event Covers Creativity and Communication

New York — AATCC's Concept 2 Consumer (C2C) symposium, “Creativity 2 Communication,” will be held in New York City from April 7-8.

The symposium will be conducted in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street.

Targeted to designers, merchandisers, and others involved in product development processes, the event will focus on color inspiration, trends, and standards development; sampling and the design process, fabric designs, Fabric 101-down stream impact of decisions or changes, creating and sourcing for a brand, engineering quality control, CAD profiling, the basics of color, dyeing, and printing, and designing with the cost of color in mind.

Speakers include:

Inspiration and Trends for Color and Style

Kathryn Gordy-Novakovic, Cotton Incorporated

Trend Drivers … Influences on Textile Color and Design Directions

Dina Puglisi, Archroma Global Services

Color Standards Development

Speaker TBA

Designing with the Cost of Color in Mind

Tom Stutts, Datacolor

Sampling and the Design Process

Tiffany Eubanks, Tietex International Ltd.

Virtual Sampling

Jill M. Simmons, Lectra USA Inc.

Fabric Trends

Sid Estreicher, Liz Claiborne

Fabric 101

Liz Easter, University of Kentucky

Engineering QC

Susan Fox Forrester, JCPenney

Building a Brand

Rod McGeachy, Russell Corp.

Sourcing for the Brand

Mark Singer, Neo-Concept Corp.

SizeUSA — The National Sizing Survey

James Lovejoy, [TC]2

Special Sizes

Speaker TBA

Textile Surface Design/Trends

Sara Petitt, Fashion Institute of Technology

Profiling for CAD

Geoffrey Taylor, NedGraphics

What Does a Designer Need to Know about Screen Printing

Heidi Spivack, Cranston Print Works Co.

Basics of Color and Dyeing

Martin Bide, University of Rhode Island

A registration fee of $785 ($525 for individual and corporate AATCC members) will include luncheons, breaks, and a copy of all available papers. Refunds will be made if cancellations are received on or before March 30, 2005.

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