MasterClass 2018 - Creativity from the team
Av Nordiska Textilakademin
MasterClass 15-17 May 2018 - Creativity from the team
The team is crucial for the development and success of a brand.
The textile and fashion industry is filled with brands that are strong and independent, world-leading and magical! We all want to be a part of that special team, to contribute to the content.
It is a unique experience when a brand's customers and employees share a common goal. Therefore, at NTA MasterClass, we want to share how successful companies develops when they have a strong team to work with.
NTA MasterClass gives you a unique opportunity to meet business developers and creators who are working with some of the world's most successful brands. You will have the opportunity to listen to talks about their personal careers, stories, and methods of how they work with innovation, product development, brand development, and their team. They also share why they choose to collaborate with Nordiska Textilakademin.
During the NTA MasterClass you can participate in workshops and discussions about the textile industry and the future challenges it faces.
Our key-note speakers
Ricardo Vestuti has a lifetime interest in sports and product design, and has managed to combine these two into a 35 year career in Footwear design. Currently working in the advanced concepts group at Reebok/ Adidas, applying new technologies and materials to athletic gear, and has previously spent time at Saucony, Nike and Hasbro (toys). Lectures and sponsored studios have taken him to Sweden where he is coaching NTA’s Sport Design students in their work. Ricardo is also active in England and at a variety of art schools in the US. where he has introduced young students to the dynamic world of footwear design.
VICE PRESIDENT TOMMY HILFIGER FOOTWEAR PVH EUROPE
Thomas Bergbauer has worked at Tommy Hilfiger since 2015. He is a self-proclaimed shoe-lover of a seldomly seen kind and is excited about the future evolution of footwear. Before Tommy Hilfiger, Thomas has worked with Navyboot, Marc O Polo, and Hugo Boss. One of the tasks at NTA involved our students to further develop Tommy Hilfiger’s shoemodel “Wedge”.
“It was fascinating to see how one of our best-sellers could be improved by introducing new ideas. Our team were positively surprised when presented with the many variables designed by the students” - Thomas Bergbauer
Susanne Rehnström founded W29 Showroom in New York, 2005. W29 Showroom is a full service wholesale and PR agency with focus on women’s wear and jewelry/ accessories. W29 Showroom has introduced Swedish brands such as Rodebjer, House of Dagmar and Hestra to the American market. In MasterClass, Susanne will share her experience as an entrepreneur in the fashion industry in the US and also shine a light on the increased demands on a fashion brand that developed with the e-commerce and social media boom. We will discuss what you believe it takes to set your brand apart in todays environment and the importance of teamwork.