Première Vision New York is very happy to present its exceptional line-up of seminar speakers.
Jeanine Milillo is one of the most respected trend and product design experts in North America and Europe. With more than 20 years of collaboration with prestigious global fashion, beauty, home & decoration brands and retailers, she has gathered a unique experience in contributing to their innovation and product development strategies.
From sociocultural to aesthetic trends, Jeanine has not only the expertise to understand and anticipate what will drive future consumer desires, but also a unique talent to explain and bring these trends to life with marketing, product design and research & inovation teams.
Dr. Amanda Parkes is a fashion technologist with over 13 years of experience in wearable technology, interaction design, robotics, smart materials and fashion innovation spanning research, development, and product commercialization for start ups and major tech and fashion companies.
She is currently the Chief Innovation Officer of Future Tech Lab, a hybrid experimental lab, investment fund and agency focused on the future of sustainable and interactive fashion and material design. She is the former Chief of Technology and Research at Manufacture NY and founder of Bodgea Algae. As an academic, she servers as a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab and an Adjunct Professor in the Columbia University Department of Architecture.
She received a PhD & M.S. in Tangible Media from the MIT Media Lab and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design) and a B.A. in Art History from Stanford University.
She is an international speaker & lecturer including TED, DLD, PSFK, the World Economic Forum and the New York Times International Luxury Conference; her design work has been awarded in forums including the ID Magazine Annual Design Review, the Prix Ars Electronica, and the D&AD Awards. She was named to the Business of Fashion 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry,Vanity Fair’s 8 Wildest Women of Silicon Valley, a Verizon Pioneer of Humanability and as one of Alleywatch’s 10 Most Influential People in Fashion Technology.
An FIT graduate, Maria Teresa Sampedro has enjoyed 10 years working in the trend and design industries. In 2009 she joined Promostyl, the world renowned color and trend forecasting agency based out of Paris.
Today she is Managing Director of Promostyl North America, where she has consulted for both fortune 500 companies and start ups in North and Central America. The majority of her research work is based on innovation and color trends for the Beauty and Sport sectors. When not traveling, she enjoys spending time with her husband, baby and tiny chihuahua!
A financial services attorney by trade, Brian broke into fashion with his digital menswear publication, Nice Try Bro. Since then, he has gone on to create Carson Street Clothiers, one of New York’s preeminent menswear retailers, and Deveaux, a critically acclaimed designer men’s collection sold at the world’s most prominent independent retailers and department stores. Prior to joining WGSN, Brian served as a fashion consultant for international marketing agency, FCB Global, and developed a retail partnership between trade show Liberty Fairs and luxury e-commerce unicorn Farfetch.