SMART TALKS / Meet this edition’s guest speakers

Première Vision New York is very happy to present its exceptional line-up of Smart Talks guests.

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Jamie BAINBRIDGE

She is the vice president of product development at Bolt Threads, where her efforts are focused on moving the company’s new protein-based performance fiber out of the laboratory, through to yarn and finally textile development, and into the marketplace. Working with industry partners, Jamie will be engaging the best minds in the textile industry to tackle every aspect of yarn and textile development.

Previously, Jamie was Director of Product, Textiles and Sustainability for Nau Clothing, a brand focused on sustainable textiles and manufacturing practices; her past experience also includes research and development and innovation work at brands such as Nike and Patagonia. She serves as the chair of the advisory council for the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group and as a member of the Chemicals Management working group of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. 

Dana DAVIS

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Carmen GAMA

EILEEN FISHER Renew Designer

Carmen Gama is a New York-based designer born and raised in Mexico. She attended Parsons The New School for Design in New York and graduated as a finalist for the ‘Designer of the Year’ Award, Class of 2015. Upon graduation, Gama’s ‘Sustainable Urban Outerwear’ thesis earned her the inaugural Eileen Fisher x CFDA Social Innovator fellowship. During her fellowship, Gama worked collaboratively to design a scalable and profitable manufacturing system for the recycled EILEEN FISHER garments, which concluded with a “Remade in The USA” capsule collection that debued in July 2016. Today, EILEEN FISHER Renew has taken back over a million garments and done over 10 million dollars in sales.

Gama has a true passion for solution-based design and technological innovation. Through this framework she is constantly challenging her design values by striving to design clothes with the potential to last a lifetime and utilizing processes that make the most of old garments to create new designs. Gama has been featured in numerous publications including Womens Wear Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Sylvia HEISEL

Named as one of the “25 Forward Thinkers Defining the Future of Fashion”, “Top 100 Women in Wearable and Consumer Tech” and “12 Amazing People You Need to Know in New York Fashion Tech” Sylvia Heisel is a fashion designer and authority on product design for wearable tech.

Her design lab for 3D printed wearables creates prototype garments and works with fashion brands and apparel manufacturers to develop smart wearables and integrate 3D printing into their designs and supply chains. Recent pieces have been featured at The Museum of Modern Art New York, Premiere Vision Paris & New York and The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and Shanghai.

Currently developing a methodology and fabrication system for the design and manufacturing of 3D printed garments, she envisions zero-waste clothes that are printed to order in compostable materials.

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Erin Isakov

Erin ISAKOV

Erin Isakov received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political and Moral Philosophy + Public Policy from Brown University. Following graduation she worked at Elie Tahari and Theory before founding the ski and performance apparel brand ERIN SNOW with her husband in 2003. ERIN SNOW has since grown into a global brand with distribution across top ski and sport retailers, as well as fashion retailers including Net-A-Porter and Moda Operandi. The brand is known for its exceptional fit, innovative use of materials and commitment to making things the right way.

In 2013, Erin was honored as a finalist for the CFDA / Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge and in 2017, Erin was named Winner of the inaugural CFDA + Lexus Fashion* Initiative for her sustainable design and business.