By: Print staff | October 5, 2015
Here at PRINT, we see designers creating so many brilliant wearables—from T-shirts to fitness devices to tote bags—that we knew we needed a competition just for them. So, this year, we launched the Wearable Design Awards.
Entires poured in, and we took our time in sifting through and pulling out 10 Outstanding Achievement Winners and one Best of Show Winner.
The thoughtfully designed pieces showcased below are meant to be worn, to be used, to be seen. We hope you love them as much as we do.
Wearable Design Awards Outstanding Achievement Winners
Erica Lang is the founder of Woosah Outfitters, an art and apparel brand & shop in Grand Rapids, MI. Her clothing and art features woodcuts that she carves and prints directly onto the garments or paper using an etching press and oil-based inks. Woodcuts are the oldest method of printmaking, and from the first moment she carved one in her undergrad, she knew it was a long-term love affair. The process for printing goes like this: After the block is carved, it is inked up with oil based inks, run through the etching press face down on a tee, then peeled off and the shirt is left to dry for three days. Lang carved this Wild Life tee when she was raising funds for her Kickstarter campaign to open her store. She realized how wild this creative life is, in more than one way. It describes her lifestyle pretty accurately, as well as those who rep her brand.