NEWS: Rookies Global School Rankings 2022 Announced

Rookie Awards 2022 | Rookie of the Year

Virtual Fashion

Focused on 3D virtual fashion. Judges are looking to see the process from concept design through to completed renderings.

Virtual Fashion
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Winners

On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following category winners.

Winner

Grace Moore

gracemooredesign

United Kingdom | University for the Creative Arts

In my final year of Fashion Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts where just over a year ago I discovered a passion for digital garment creation using 3D software. Alongside my studies of fashion and printed textiles, i have been developing my 3D digital fashion skills to create a digital twin collection of my final graduate garments.

Runner Up

Swarnim Verma

Swarnim

France | ISD Rubika

From sketching barbie outfits when I was 8 to just starting work as a 3D Designer at a major sports enterprise in apparel and CMF design, I am the same creative soul at heart from the very beginning, I'm just learning to level it up, bit by bit, day by day :)

Highly Commended

Miya Shen

feverkid

China | National Film and Television School

Hi, I’m Miya. I'm a young CG Generalist who just joined the Mill Shanghai this March. I love beautiful clothes and creating them in virtual world, doing simulation, all kinds of magical stuffs. Graduated with double master degrees at National Film and Television School (MA Digital Effects) and the University of Edinburgh (MSc Design and Digital Media). Talk to me if you think my work is cool𓁿

Highly Commended

freyali

United States |

2020, I started my career working at Playstation as a 3d artist.

People's Choice

Miya Shen

feverkid

China | National Film and Television School

Hi, I’m Miya. I'm a young CG Generalist who just joined the Mill Shanghai this March. I love beautiful clothes and creating them in virtual world, doing simulation, all kinds of magical stuffs. Graduated with double master degrees at National Film and Television School (MA Digital Effects) and the University of Edinburgh (MSc Design and Digital Media). Talk to me if you think my work is cool𓁿

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

AlbaDiazHidalgo (Draft Selection) View Entry
emilyknoettner (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
mrquinn (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
gustavpethrus (Draft Selection) View Entry
laurenmcdonnell (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
scapemma (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
firmi (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Highly Commended) View Entry
srdevon (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Lojsan (Draft Selection) View Entry
ErinBennett (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Excellence Award) View Entry
EUNBYEOL (Excellence Award) View Entry
Enayla (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry

Category Brief

The judges are looking for the best 3D digital fashion designers who are passionate about virtual fashion, passionate about creating beautifully designed ‘skins’ for the metaverse and about leveraging technology to promote a more sustainable fashion industry. You will need to show experience with 3D programs such as Clo3D, Maya, Substance, Blender and Daz3D used for designing virtual garments. The judges are interested in understanding your design process from research and idea generation to patterns and garment construction, all the way up to 3D digital garments with or without a physical garments.

Important Notes

  • This category is for 3D fashion designers.
  • Fashion software like Clo3d, Browzwear, Marvelous Designer, Maya, Blender, Daz3D and Substance 3D and the documentation of the_-design process from research and idea generation to 3D digital garment creation__ must be the focus for entrants.
  • Include illustrations and other supporting material to help explain to judges your design process and problem solving abilities.
  • Judges are interested in seeing great creative fashion making. So make sure to share really polished final renders and compliment these with sketches and concept art.
  • Ask questions on our Discord Channel if you need help.
  • Review Winning Entries from last year that were selected by our judges.
  • Watch this video demonstration that shows how to create a perfect entry.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • This category is for 3d digital fashion designers that specialise in__digital fashion__.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.

Judging Criteria

The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and creative potential. Treat your entry like a job interview and share your best work to impress the judges.

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Rookie of the Year > Virtual Fashion’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.

Major Prize

The University for the Creative Arts are offering two prizes:

  • 1 x Mentorship with Head of School, Fashion & Textiles who was interviewed by the Guardian, Business of Fashion and Vogue Business and with the two lecturers of the MA Digital Fashion: Mingjing Lin, Creator for the digital fashion & textiles metaverse and Veeshane Diolle, concept artist. The virtual mentorship will be 1 hr a week for a total of 4 weeks.
  • 1 x Scholarship for the MA Digital Fashion representing a 50% discount in tuition fees. Check out more about the course here

About University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) School of Fashion & Textiles is a global leader in digital fashion education. UCA launched their MA Digital Fashion ‘the First MA in virtual fashion’ (featured in The Guardian, the Business of Fashion & Vogue Business) in 2021 shortly after Gucci Executive Vice-President for Brand and Customer Engagement Robert Triefus was quoted in Fast Company as saying ‘The worlds of games and fashion are colliding’. As part of its commitment to digital fashion, UCA is looking to identify and recruit the next generation of digital fashion designers who can push the boundaries of fashion by designing skins for the metaverse and promote sustainability by embracing technology (virtual samples, 3D assets for ecommerce etc.)