At the »UNLOCK Style by ZEITmagazin« conference, around 250 decision-makers from fashion, creative industries and media discuss the latest developments and trends in the creative world twice a year as part of the Berlin Fashion Week. At UNLOCK Style by ZEITmagazin, the urgent questions of the industry are decoded and the door to new possibilities is opened up. It is more than an industry gathering: it rather explores borders and transitions and explains how fashion, technology, photography, design and art influence each other. In stage interviews, presentations and live performances.
For the second issue of »UNLOCK Style by ZEITmagazin«, well-known figures from various disciplines of the fashion industry come together with young pioneers in Berlin, among other things. To show how to redefine a traditional Parisian house, give menswear modern forms, dye textiles with algae-based colors and create new, global store concepts.
The hashtag for the event is #ZEITmagazinUnlock.
The event starts at 12:30 pm and ends at 5 pm.
If you are interested in sponsoring UNLOCK Style by ZEITmagazin, please contact the person below.
Christoph Amend, born in 1974, is the editor-in-chief of ZEITmagazin and publisher of ZEIT’s art magazine “Weltkunst”. ZEITmagazin’s international issue, a bi-annual in English, was launched in 2013. In 2016 he launched ZEITmagazin MANN, a stand-alone men’s magazine for the German market.
Before joining DIE ZEIT Amend was the editor of the sunday supplement of Berlin’s daily “Der Tagesspiegel” and deputy editor of “Süddeutsche Zeitung jetzt-Magazin”. For his book “Morgen tanzt die ganze Welt“ (“Tomorrow the whole world will dance”) he won the Hermann Hesse Junior book award in 2004. He’s the co-publisher of the book “Die Grünen – Das Buch” (“The Green Party – The Book”) which was published in 2011. In 2012 he wrote a memoir with German actress Iris Berben (“Ein Jahr – ein Leben”).
Foto: Tereza Mundilová für ZEIT ONLINE
Claire Beermann, Jahrgang 1994, schreibt seit Anfang 2015 für das ZEITmagazin über Mode, Stil und Reise. Davor war sie als freie Journalistin unter anderem für die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung und Vogue.de tätig. Beermann hat Deutsche Literatur und Kunstgeschichte in Berlin studiert und betreibt seit 2012 das Mode- und Kulturblog „C’est Clairette“.
Foto: Sandra Semburg
Model, Actress and Founding Editor, VOGUE Poland
Born in Krakow, Poland, Bela has always been fond of the creative arts. With a peak interest in music, she attended the prestigious SCHOOL for 14 years.Once graduated, and at the at the suggestion from a talent scout to visit New York City, Bela found herself a year later in the heart of soho signing with an agency.1998, she arrived on the modeling scene as a force with which to reckon, appearing on the runway for legacy brands Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Comme Des Garcons during her inaugural year.
Bela immediately caught the eyes of the world’s most coveted fashion photographers, including Steven Meisel and Richard Avedon. Just one year after her debut as a runway model, she appeared for the first time on the cover of Italian Vogue and was featured in beauty campaigns from Valentino to Versace to Louis Vuitton. Since then, she has appeared on nearly every international cover of Vogue as well as I.D. and The Love Magazine.
In 2004, Bela took to the big screen, making her film debut in the celebrated Polish film “Ono” and starred in Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria.”Her love of film is equally shared by her husband, Pawel Pawlikowsk, a renowned Polish film director.
After two decades as a model, and with a master’s degree in Literature, Bela decided to try the opposite side of the lens. She became founding editor of Vogue Poland, where she oversees all styling and content, and has propelled the publication to become one of the most exciting Vogue outposts in the world.
Today, Bela—along with her husband and son, Josef—splits her time between Warsaw and New York City.
Model, creative and entrepreneur Doina Ciobanu is recognised as one of the new millennials who harness and direct the power of digital platforms, her entrepreneurship and brand-value has been identified by the likes of Forbes, who featured Doina amongst their ‘Top 30 under 30’ in 2017, and Top 19 Young Entrepreneurs following her multiple speaking engagements including Web Summit, the world’s largest tech conference, and Google’s Startup Grind.
A graduate of Political Science and History, Doina is actively involved in different causes including environmental issues and pushing for the fashion industry to become more sustainable. She also maintains an interest and voice in the emerging arena of social responsibility having worked on online and offline projects including with Livia Firth’s Eco Age and various local NGOs for political and economic reforms in her home country, Moldova. Recognised by Vogue, The Times and The Guardian, she has been named twice-over for both Best Personal Style by Elle magazine and as one of the most influential fashion icons by Harper’s Bazaar.
For the past year Doina has been pursuing a passion for filmmaking and directing, implementing that into her content creation and brand projects, while dedicating her free time to working on her first short film.
Foto: Irit Vahav
Pierre Jorge Gonzalez und Judith Haase
Scenograph and architect, Gonzalez Haase AAS
Foto: Dahahm Choi
Anglo-French Casting Director Ben Grimes comes from a modelling background herself before setting up a casting agency that offers a full scale casting service for advertising, editorials , street casting and shows.
Grimes has cast for various international magazines such as Vogue, M Le Monde, Self Service , AnOther, and T Magazine. She has worked with brands such as Chloé, Valentino, Mulberry, Lacoste, Ganni and has collaborated with photographers such as Oliver Hadlee Pearch, Harley Weir and Lachlan Bailey.
Model, Stylist and Influencer
Veronika’s statuesque silhouette has graced the Covers of Vogue, Grazia and Harper’s Bazaar as well as featuring
consistently in global media for her amazing street style, unique look and her inspiring way of life. As a working mother, she is not only the perfect role model to youth culture, but a prime example of how a woman can grow her own brand from humble beginnings and succeed. Not only does she entertain her social audience, but she empowers women with her natural beauty and constant radiance. With a heavy travel schedule, she is constantly igniting new markets with her immersive cultural outlook. This has given her a powerful influence in the travel sector for hotel recommendations and holiday destinations. One of the most-photographed faces on the street-style scene, her laid-back approach to dressing for show season has been much copied, much emulated. Veronika has caught the attention of the world’s biggest brands who have become quick to work with her and utilise her influence over her hundreds of thousands of followers. Some of the brands she has collaborated with include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chloé, Gucci, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Rimowa, Aman Hotels, and H&M.
Creative Director Commerce, Highsnobiety
Creative director Wolfgang Joop is one of the most well known and celebrated designers both at home in Germany and internationally. He is an exception to the rule – combining cutting-edge talent with a symbiotic approach towards fashion design, applied arts and storytelling for his own brands and the German fashion label van Laack.
With the creation of the JOOP! And WUNDERKIND brands, Wolfgang Joop has built two unprecedented German fashion houses. His latest foray, LOOKS, is a continuation of this success – an eclectic juxtaposition of styles, fabrics and attitudes.
Alongside his work as a fashion designer, Joop has achieved international renown as an artist and author. His drawings, paintings and sculptures have been shown in various contemporary art museums and galleries, including the Biennale di Venezia (2011), Michael Schultz Gallery in Seoul, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig (2013). Joop has written several books, including the bestsellers „Im Wolfspelz“ and „Dresscodes“. In September 2019 he will publish his new book: a literary biography.
Foto: Inge Prader
Co-founder and CEO, Algalife
Renana Krebs, Co-founder and CEO of Algalife, has experience of more than 15 years as a senior fashion designer and textile researcher. Her top skills cover textile research and sustainable design processes. Algalife won the Global change award 2018 and the vision award 2018. Furthermore the leading brand takes part in the Fashion for Good scaling program.
In 2011 Krebs graduated from Shenkar collage with the B.des in fashion design and completed the master degree sustainable design at ESMOD Berlin.
Foto: Volker Conradus
Founder and Designer, AMI Paris
Born in 1980, Alexandre Mattiussi studied at Duperré fashion design school in Paris, specialising in menswear design. After working on Dior’s ’30 Montaigne’ men’s line, he joined Givenchy as first menswear assistant, where he honed his knowledge of men’s tailoring for over five years. Subsequently, Mattiussi worked on Marc Jacobs Men, travelling between Paris, Milan and New York. After these formative experiences and thanks to many inspiring people he met along the way, the 30-year-old designer launched his own brand in 2011: AMI.
Foto: Virginie Khateeb
Social Media Editor, ZEITmagazin
Singer, Composer-Producer and Performance Artist
Lyra Pramuk fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture in what can best be described as futurist folk music. Citing musical collaborators such as Holly Herndon and Colin Self, collaborations with the visual artist Donna Huanca, freelance writing projects, and an ongoing international performance schedule, there are a variety of creative nodes that come to feed back into Lyra’s practice.
Where the voice is deployed most imaginatively and seductively for Pramuk is just where the orbit of electronic music is conceived as a modular spectrum. Seizing on recorded work as well as performance to be a process of sampling and synthesis, genres are cross-pollinated and extended, returning all the while back to her formative impulse that storytelling is song, and song is a means of short-circuiting the structures we are sold as a real difference in this world.
Lyra is based in Berlin. She is a member of the curational team for Ableton’s Loop Summit for Music Makers.
Foto: George Nebieridze
Style Director and Member of the Editorial Board, ZEITmagazin
Foto: Michael Biedowicz
Creative Director, Courrèges
Yolanda Zobel, daughter of a German jewellery designer and a French mother, grew up in Germany in an artistic family that nurtured her with cultural contrasts and a love for beauty, in all its manifestations, from a very young age. She studied fashion in Berlin. For two decades she has been working on women collections for Giorgio Armani, Chloé, Acne Studios and Jil Sander.
Throughout all these diverse experiences, her driving force has always been a strong will for new, unconventional ways of expressing her unique vision for the needs and dreams of women of the future.
Speakers from last years (extract)
Creative Director, Italian luxury brand FAY (Tod’s Group); Designer and Founder, ARTHUR ABESSER
Born and raised in Vienna, Arbesser was deeply immersed in the city’s history and culture as he grew up. The streamlined turn-of-the-century architecture as well as the evocative heritage of applied arts and design remain a strong source of inspiration for the designer today.
At Central Saint Martins College for Art and Design he quickly developed his personal aesthetics, influenced by his intimate contact with London’s prolific art scene. Upon graduation he moved to Milan, where he designed for one of Italy’s most prestigious fashion houses for the next few years like Armani and Iceberg.
Arthur Arbesser launched his eponymous women’s wear label in February 2013 during Milan’s Fashion week. His collection made its debut in a carefully curated presentation of fashion and design in the Milanese intimacy of a friend’s apartment. Taking their lead from the most influential voices of fashion, the international press quickly discovered the young talent.
At the second edition of the LVMH prize in 2015, Arthur Arbesser was one of the finalists and in June of the same year, he was invited to participate at the prestigious PITTI Immagine Fair in Florence as a women’s wear guest designer.
Arbesser is today internationally known as one of the most promising young designers and is since July 2017 Creative Director of Fay.
Editor at Large, Style.com
Tim Blanks is editor-at-large for Style.com. He films and reviews fashion – womenswear, menswear, haute couture – all over the world, as well as writing regularly for a number of international newspapers and magazines. He has also contributed to monographs on, among others, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Michael Roberts, Walter Van Bierendonck and Dolce & Gabbana. In May 2013, Tim was honoured by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with its Media Award.
Jazz-Trompeter und Fotograf
Till Brönner ist Deutschlands Topstar des Jazz und Markenbotschafter für die Herrenmodemarke EDUARD DRESSLER. Till Brönner machte die Trompete sexy und den Jazz wieder populär. Mit seinen Alben schaffte er es mehrfach in die Top 10 der deutschen Verkaufscharts, er erhielt fünf „Echos“ und wurde für den „Grammy“ nominiert. Der erfolgreiche Jazzmusiker beschäftigt sich schon seit einigen Jahren mit der Fotografie und zeigt mit seinen Fotoarbeiten eine weitere Facette seines künstlerischen Talents. In den letzten fünf Jahren entstanden in fast ausschließlich spontanen Momenten sehr persönliche Schwarz-Weiß-Porträts von Künstlern, Sportlern und anderen interessanten Persönlichkeiten. Im Bildband “Faces of Talent” und in gleichnamigen Ausstellungen haben die Werke eine erste umfassende Veröffentlichung erfahren. Till Brönner lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Los Angeles.
Model and journalist; Founder and Creative Director, ALEXACHUNG
Alexa Chung is a model, journalist, designer and global fashion icon listed as one of the 500 most influential individuals in the fashion industry by Business of Fashion, and named Style Icon three years running at the British Fashion Awards. Chung has also been named Harper’s Bazaar UK’s Best Dressed of Britain, American Vogue’s Most Stylish Women of the Year and Footwear News’ Style Influencer of the Year.
The iconic British brand Mulberry whose ‘Alexa’ bag was named, and styled after her attracted a waiting list of 9,000 and helped the company achieve record profits. She has designed two sell-out collections for Madewell and AG Jeans and is the Young Style Ambassador for the British Fashion Council. She is Contributing Editor to British Vogue, interviewing major designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Christopher Kane for the publication, as well as providing her own original features.
In 2013 she released her first book, the hugely successful IT, published by Penguin which offers readers an insight into her fashion influences and became the fastest selling fashion book of 2013, and 2014.
The fashion brand ALEXACHUNG was born in London, 2016, the brainchild of Alexa Chung, the human, born in Hampshire, 1983.
With nearly a decade’s experience in designing clothes for other brands, and with the idea of starting her own label warmly incubating in her mind for some time, Alexa decided to take the plunge and launch her namesake label ALEXACHUNG, and so returned from New York to creatively direct a business distinctively tied to her British roots.
At the heart of the brand, Alexa’s vision: to create clothes that people want to wear. Combining Parisian chic with a New York edge, as well as the very British sense of humour.
Designer und Gründer, Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.
Brunello Cucinelli is founder, president and CEO of Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A., an Italian maison operating in the absolute luxury goods sector which specializes in cashmere. Over the years Brunello Cucinelli has been acknowledged a staggering number of national and international rewards for his „Neohumanistic Capitalism“; however, the recognitions that most mirror his humans accomplishments are his appointment to Cavaliere del Lavoro (Knight of Industry), assigned by the President of the Italian Republic, his honorary degree in Philosophy and Ethics of Human Relations, tributed to him by the University of Perugia and the Global Economy Prize, received from the eminent Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Ehem. Direktor, Tate Gallery of Modern Art (London); designierter Indendant, Berliner Volksbühne
Chris Dercon curates and publishes about fashion. Under his directorship the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam showed works by Martin Margiela, Miuccia Prada and Walter van Beirendonck. In Munich at the Haus der Kunst, Dercon curated exhibitions of Ann Demeulemeester, Japanese fashion designers, Carlo Mollino and again Martin Margiela. He wrote about fashion for publications in Rotterdam, Antwerp and Munich. He was Director at Tate Modern, London and is now designated Director of the Berliner Volksbühne.
Foto: Klaus Haag
Founder and Creative Director, Eco Age Ltd.
Livia Firth is the Founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age – an ideas consultancy company, which powerfully aggregates global thought leaders and influencers to address the compelling issues and opportunities of our day by delivering solutions, through ethical and sustainable values.
Eco-Age has market leading track record as a brand sustainability consultancy, addressing sustainability issues across complex supply chains, in broad industry sectors, for the mutual benefit of people and planet.
Founded in 2009, Eco-Age clients include leading fashion and jewellery brands including Chopard, M&S, ERDEM, Stella McCartney, Gucci and the Kering Group as well as non-fashion companies such as Welltower, the FA and Wembley stadium.
Livia is also the driving force behind the launch of the Green Carpet Challenge ® (GCC).
The world-renowned GCC is a dynamic project, pairing glamour and ethics to raise the profile of sustainability, ethics and social welfare. The GCC has catapulted sustainable style into the spotlight at the world’s most high profile events. From the Golden Globes to the Cannes Film Festival, the GCC has collaborated with all of the iconic design houses in the world, winning widespread critical acclaim and international media attention.
Fashion Designer, Maison Rabih Kayrouz
Rabih Kayrouz was born in 1973, in Lebanon. From 1991 to 1994, he studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la couture Parisienne. Attracted by the booming energy of his country, he returns to Beirut.
In 1998, he establishes Maison Rabih Kayrouz, where for ten years, he creates exceptional gowns for discerning women. In 2009, Rabih Kayrouz returns to Paris where he sets up his studio at 38, boulevard Raspail, which was the Petit Théâtre de Babylone, fifty years earlier. He surrounds himself with the best french artisans in order to create his luxury ready-to-wear.
In 2013, Rabih Kayrouz was nominated as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the french government.
Industrial Designer, Lovegrove Studio, London
Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary who’s work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three dimensional world. Inspired by the logic and beauty of nature his designs possess a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic form, creating what many industrial leaders see as the new aesthetic expression for the 21st Century. There is always embedded a deeply human and resourceful approach in his designs, which project an optimism, and innovative vitality in everything he touches from cameras to cars to trains, aviation and architecture.
Stella McCartney graduated from the renowned Central Saint Martis in London, where she was born, in 1995. She then gathered experience as Head of Design at Chloé in Paris and, since 2001, has been presenting her own collections in the French capital. She pursues fair production conditions and consistently forgoes the use of leather and fur not only for her own brand, but also for all of the collaboration projects such as her collection with adidas.
Foto: Mary McCartney
Fashion Designer und Co-Founder, MISSONI S.p.A.
Angela began assisting her mother Rosita in the creation of the women’s collections at age eighteen. This gave her the chance to express her innate and personal feel for fashion as well as to learn the whole process, from initial sketch to actual sale of the clothes.
Getting married and becoming the mother of three, Angela took an extended break from the business. When she returned to the company, she designed her own collection and restyled the main line in tandem with Rosita.
Today, Angela shares Missoni’s business management with her brother Luca and is creative director of the women’s collection. Infusing the brand with new energy, she renewed the store concepts and ad campaigns. Missoni’s fashion shows make an authoritative, international statement in the setting of trends and ideas.
Established in London in 2005 byErdem Moralioğlu, the eponymous ready-to-wear brand, Erdem, has come to be synonymous with versatile yet powerful femininity. Erdem trained at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London where he remained to launch the brand following his graduation. Known for his use of experimental textiles, vibrant prints, and detailed craftsmanship, Erdem has created a beautiful world of the delicate mixed with the bold. Erdem has received´numerous accolades over the years, including the 2008 British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward Award; the 2010 inaugural Vogue / British Fashion Council Designer Fashion Fund Award, the 2012 British Fashion Council’s New Establishment Award, the 2013 British Fashion Council’s Red Carpet Award and the 2014 British Fashion Council’s Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. Erdem is sold in over 170 of the most exclusive retailers, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Colette, Dover Street Market and Harvey Nichols.
Model und Mitbegründerin, nuruCoffee und nuruWomen e.V.
Sara Nuru, Jahrgang 1989, unterstützt seit 2009 die Karlheinz Böhm Äthiopienhilfe »Menschen für Menschen«. Sie war dafür über Jahre bundesweit an deutschen Schulen unterwegs um gemeinsam mit Schülern Spendengelder für das Bildungsprojekt »Generation ABC-2015« zu sammeln. 2012 wurde die erste Sara Nuru Schule im Südwesten Äthiopiens eröffnet. 1.100 Schüler haben nun Zugang zu einer besseren Bildung im Rahmen dieses Bildungsprogrammes wurden insgesamt drei Schulen gebaut.
Sara Nuru engagiert sich seit 2016 vermehrt um die Förderung der Frauen in Äthiopien, hierfür gründete sie gemeinsam mit ihrer Schwester Sali Nuru, das Social Business nuruCoffee. Mit dem Verkauf von fair produziertem Kaffee unterstützen sie Mikrokredite, Schulungen sowie Fortbildungen für Frauen in Äthiopien. Für die Umsetzung der Projekte haben sie ihren eigenen Verein nuruWomen gegründet. Im November 2018 hat Bundesentwicklungsminister Gerd Müller Sara Nuru zur Botschafterin für Nachhaltigen Konsum und Produktion des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) ernannt.
Foto: Thuy Pham
Founder, Jaime Perlman Studio
Jaime Perlman is the Founder of Jaime Perlman Studio, a creative direction agency and consultancy which shapes bespoke campaigns for leading global fashion brands and independent labels.
Jaime began her career in New York, working with Anna Wintour at American Vogue. In 2005, she relocated to London to be Art Director, and eventually Creative Director of British Vogue. During her tenure she built close creative relationships with photographers Alasdair McLellan, Angelo Pennetta, Colin Dodgson, Craig McDean, Glen Luchford, Harley Weir, Jamie Hawkesworth, Josh Olins, Mert and Marcus, Nick Knight, Oliver Hadlee-Pearch, Paolo Roversi, Patrick Demarchelier, Tim Walker and Tyrone Lebon. In 2018 she launched a biannual magazine called More Or Less, the first magazine to champion sustainability and creativity feautring Kate Moss on the debut cover.
Digital content is also a passion for Jaime, she has art directed and commissioned films for Vogue Video and for commercial clients. In 2009 she launched one of the world’s first Fashion Film platforms, TEST, where she collaborated with young British fashion designers making films to promote their seasonal collections. She is also a leading authority on fashion film, and has been a panel member for the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Film initiative. She has done talks about fashion and moving image in Beijing, Singapore, New York and London.
Foto: Billal Taright
Chefdesigner, Ermenegildo Zegna
Stefano Pilati ist einer der einflussreichsten Modedesigner der heutigen Zeit. In seiner Heimatstadt Mailand absolvierte er im Alter von 18 Jahren ein Praktikum bei dem Modehaus Cerruti und wusste bereits damals, dass seine Zukunft in dieser florierenden Branche liegen wird. Danach arbeitete Pilati bei renommierten Modemarken wie Giorgio Armani, Prada, Gucci, Tom Ford und wurde 2004 zum Creative Director von Yves Saint Laurent ernannt. Seit September 2012 ist er für die Ermenegildo Zegna Group tätig und ist heute Head of Design der Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Linie. Das von Stefano Pilati eingeführte Konzept des »Broken Suit« revolutionierte die Männermode. Seinem Stilstatement zufolge ist es der Inbegriff von Eleganz, ein Jackett eines Anzugs mit der Hose eines anderen Anzugs in perfekt abgestimmten Farbtönen zu kombinieren.
CEO, Birkenstock Group
Oliver Reichert, Jahrgang 1971, ist CEO der BIRKENSTOCK Group. Er ist die erste Führungspersönlichkeit in fast zweieinhalb Jahrhunderten Unternehmensgeschichte, die nicht aus dem Kreis der Familie stammt. Seit Anfang 2013 leitet er zusammen mit Co-CEO Markus Bensberg die neu formierte BIRKENSTOCK Group, nachdem er zuvor den Gesellschafter Christian Birkenstock beriet. Unter Reicherts Führung wandelt sich BIRKENSTOCK von einem mittelständischen Familienbetrieb zu einem globalen Markenhersteller, der neben den legendären Sandalen nun auch geschlossene Schuhe, Socken, Taschen und neuerdings sogar Betten und Naturkosmetik im Programm hat. Vor seinem Wechsel in die Schuhbranche arbeitete der gelernte Fernsehjournalist zehn Jahre beim Deutschen Sportfernsehen (DSF). Als dessen langjähriger Geschäftsführer machte er aus dem Sportsender den profitabelsten Geschäftsbereich des Mutterkonzerns Constantin Medien AG.
Vice-Chairman, La Rinascente Group
Vittorio Radice is one of the most successful european department store manager and an international highly recognised expert in the premium section. He is the Vice Chairman of La Rinascente Group in Italy which owns Rinascente in Italy, Illum in Denmark and 50,1% of The KaDeWe Group in Germany. The Rinascente Group is part of Central Group of Thailand, one of the largest Retail Conglomerate in Asia. Prior to Rinascente, Vittorio was CEO of Selfridges, one of the most influential department stores worldwide.
Geschäftsführerin, PREMIUM Exhibitions II GmbH
Anita Tillmann hat eine klassische Karriere in der Modebranche absolviert: Sie hat als Model gearbeitet, ein Diplom in Textil- und Bekleidungswirtschaft als Ingenieur gemacht, ein Aufbaustudium in Marketing angeschlossen, für erfolgreiche Modeunternehmen wie Joop und Kathleen Madden sowie bei Pixelpark als strategische Beraterin für Branded Consumer Goods gearbeitet. Bereits als 29jährige ruft sie ihre eigene Messe – die PREMIUM — ins Leben, internationale Fachmesse für Advanced Contemporary Fashion. Seit 2005 verleiht sie zweimal jährlich den PREMIUM YOUNG DESIGNERS AWARD an die talentiertesten Designer im Bereich Advanced Contemporary. Mit dem Kauf des ehemaligen Dresdner Bahnhofs im Jahr 2007 gibt sie der PREMIUM ein festes zu Hause und entwickelt die STATION-Berlin zu einer der beliebtesten Event-Loctions Berlins. Seit mehr als zehn Jahren steht die PREMIUM für Fashion-Kompetenz, visionäres Handeln und Fashion-Networking – aber vor allem für zehn Jahre Fashion in Berlin. Für ihre Verdienste um die Stadt Berlin wurde sie im September 2010 mit dem Verdienstorden des Landes Berlins ausgezeichnet.
Foto: Jürgen Schabes
Chief Brand Officer, Hugo Boss AG
Ingo Wilts wurde 1965 in Leer, Ostfriesland, geboren. Nach seiner Ausbildung im visuellen Marketing und im Modedesign begann er 1991 seine berufliche Laufbahn als Assistent Sportswear bei Henri Vetter in Amsterdam. Ein Jahr später wechselte er zur Firma Miltenberger und betreute dort den Lizenzbereich für Daniel Hechter. Im Jahre 1997 trat er als Produktmanager für die Marke BOSS Black in die HUGO BOSS AG ein. Zwei Jahre später wechselte er als Produktmanager Sportswear zur Joop GmbH in Hamburg. Im Jahr 2000 kehrte er zu HUGO BOSS zurück und übernahm in den nächsten Jahren unterschiedliche Tätigkeiten im Kreativmanagement, bevor er 2009 Senior Vice President BOSS Black, BOSS Selection & BOSS Green wurde. Im selben Jahr wechselte er als Creative Director zu Kenneth Cole, New York; in 2012 stieß er dann als Creative Director Women’s und Men’s Design zu Elie Taharie, ebenfalls mit Sitz in New York. Im Anschluss verantwortete Ingo Wilts bei Tommy Hilfiger in Amsterdam die Menswear, bevor er im Juli 2014 als Senior Vice President die Menswear bei HUGO BOSS übernahm. Im selben Jahr kehrte er als Global Creative Director Menswear erneut zu Tommy Hilfiger zurück.
Zum 15. August 2016 wurde Ingo Wilts zum Vorstandsmitglied der HUGO BOSS AG für den Bereich Marken- und Kreativmanagement bestellt.
Artistic Director, BOSS Womenswear
Jason Wu was born in 1982 in Taiwan. From 2002 to 2005, he studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Only two years after his graduation he launched his own ready-to-wear line JASON WU, showcasing his first JASON WU fashion show at New York Fashion Week in 2009. In 2013 he was appointed Artistic Director of BOSS Womenswear at HUGO BOSS. Since then he has been responsible for the creative direction for all product and image related aspects of the principal womenswear ready-to-wear and accessory line. Drawing on the tailoring expertise of the house and further developing the architectural ideas so central to BOSS, his designs convey and effortless ease that have become his signature style for the brand.