Barbara Trebitsch

d3 FASHION TALK
PANEL DISCUSSION: Sourcing: From Italy to India
LOCATION: Hall 4
TIME: Saturday, 22 October 2016, 13:00

BIOGRAPHY

Barbara Trebitsch is a fashion designer and researcher, Senior Head of Academic Partnerships at Domus Academy and Naba and Dean at Global Art and Design Academy (GADA) in  East China Normal University.  She has headed  the Fashion School at Domus Academy for 16 years. Her activity as a designer has been centered upon consultancy for various brands and culminated in the design of her own collection, which proposed a different approach to seasonality. 

She is part of the ARTS THREAD's Education Board and also participates in the Expert Commission of MAM-Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere, (Fondazione Cologni dei mestieri d'Arte) and she is part of the board of Piattaforma Sistema Formativo Moda and of the Academic Council of Ixel Moda. She is part of the Fashion Colloquia initiative that involves several educational institutions worldwide and is a visiting lecturer and jury member across different institutions and events related to the fashion industry.

Farida Khelfa

d3 FASHION TALK
TALK: In Conversation with Farida Khelfa
LOCATION: Hall 4
TIME: Friday, 21 October 2016, 19:00

BIOGRAPHY

With 20+ years of experience in design, colour direction and trend forecasting, Jane heads WGSN's Womenswear and Colour teams. Prior to WGSN, Jane was Senior Director of Forecast at Stylesight, worked as a designer for Yves Saint Laurent, Emmanuel Ungaro, Marks and Spencer and Debenhams, and ran her own knitwear range, which sold at luxury stores such as Selfridges.Born in Vénissieux to Algerian parents, Farida Khelfa grew up in the Lyon suburbs surrounded by eight brothers and sisters. Aspiring to a different kind of life, she ran away to Paris at the age of 16. In the capital, she made several encounters. Christian Louboutin became her best friend. Together, they went out at night to party at the famous Palace. 

Her personality, her allure, her silhouette and her beauty, far removed from the aesthetics of her era, defined her as a young woman whom nobody could ignore. In 1979, Jean Paul Gaultier noticed her and asked her to partake in his fashion show. This first catwalk experience jump-started her modeling career. After that she was often present on the podiums of the most talented designers of that generation: Jean-Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa, Thierry Mugler… She incarnated a spirit and a look that hinted rebel while also encapsulating the desire for diversity that was the rage of that era.  

JANE BODDY

d3 FASHION TALK
TALK: Trend Forecasting with WGSN
LOCATION: Hall 4
TIME: Friday, 21 October 2016, 13:00

BIOGRAPHY

With 20+ years of experience in design, colour direction and trend forecasting, Jane heads WGSN's Womenswear and Colour teams. Prior to WGSN, Jane was Senior Director of Forecast at Stylesight, worked as a designer for Yves Saint Laurent, Emmanuel Ungaro, Marks and Spencer and Debenhams, and ran her own knitwear range, which sold at luxury stores such as Selfridges.

Riccardo Vannetii

d3 FASHION TALK
PANEL DISCUSSION: Sourcing: From Italy to India
LOCATION: Hall 4
TIME: Saturday, 22 October 2016, 13:00

BIOGRAPHY

Riccardo Vannetti was born in Tuscany and raised in Florence. He graduated in Art History at l’Università degli Studi di Siena where he followed a specialization in History of Contemporary Architecture. These studies turned him into a great art, architecture and lifestyle aficionado and allowed him to work as a freelance journalist for big fashion magazines like L’Uomo Vogue, MF Fashion and L’Officiel Hommes. His further career included managerial positions at Core Capital Equity  – an Anglo-American multinational group. His next step involved covering the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President at Lagente, which is based in Milan and manage fashion designers and promising creatives. In January 2016 Riccardo Vannetti was appointed to his current role, Director of Tutorship Division at Pitti Immagine, in charge for the mentoring and advising of designers. Tutorship also provides strategic consulting for companies and personal brands and is taking care of the relationship with the Fashion Schools worldwide.

RITU UPADHYAY

d3 FASHION TALK
TALK: Stella Jean: The Rise of Europe's Hottest Fashion Star
LOCATION: Hall 4
TIME: Saturday, 22 October 2016, 20:00

BIOGRAPHY

Ritu Upadhyay is the Middle East correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). Often referred to as “the fashion bible,” WWD has been THE industry voice of authority for the global fashion, retail and beauty communities for over 100 years. Ritu covers the business side of retail and fashion along with trends and runway shows, bringing together a unique understanding of both the creative and commercial sides of the fashion industry. For the last ten years, she has covered international runways shows in emerging markets, reporting on new design talent, as well as breaking news on retail markets across the Middle East. She has profiled fashion luminaries including Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin, Elie Saab and as well as traveled to factories across India to report on manufacturing and skilled artisans. Ritu studied journalism and political science at Northwestern University. She began her career at the newsweekly, TIME Magazine in New York and has authored a biography on President John F. Kennedy. In addition to WWD, she has covered the Middle East for Bloomberg TV. Born and raised in Chicago, Ritu has lived in New York, India, Jordan and Pakistan, and currently divides her time between Washington D.C. and Dubai.

STELLA JEAN

d3 FASHION TALK
LOCATION: Hall 4
TIME: Friday, 21 October 2016, 13:00

BIOGRAPHY

Stella Jean was born and works in Rome, where she also lives with her two children. In July 2011 she was distinguished as one of the winners of the prestigious “Who Is On Next?” competition in Rome,organised by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italy. In June 2013 she debuted her first menswear collection at Pitti Uomo, as part of the Pitti Italics project. In September 2013 Stella Jean was chosen by Giorgio Armani to showcase her designs as a guest in the Armani/Teatro space during Milano Moda Donna, and in April 2014 she was selected by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to exhibit several outfits from the Spring|Summer 2014 collection at the “Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014″ exhibition. In June 12, 2014, Stella attended as a speaker on the “Power of Empowered Women” discussion panel at the Palace of United Nations in Geneva and, on the same day, presented her garments created in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative project at the World Trade Organization (WTO). In September of that year, Stella Jean presented her creations within the “Fashion 4 Development” project, organised in collaboration with the UN Millennium Development Goals. In 2014 she was also nominated by the Business of Fashion as one of the “People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry in 2014″ in the annually published ranking list “BOF 500″. In 2014 she was also selected by Fashion Bomb Daily as “Designer of the Year”. In January 2015 she showcased her men’s Fall|Winter 2015-2016 collection for the first time during Milano Moda Uomo. In June 2015 she participated in the Global Fashion Capitals exposition at the FIT Museum in New York, exhibiting one of her Fall|Winter 2014-2015 creations, and in July 2015 she was invited to speak at the Milan Fashion Global Summit 2015. Her creations have been worn by Rihanna and Beyoncé.