SPEAKING

Kristine Upesleja is available for speaking engagements and consulting work worldwide. She is fluent in English, German, and Latvian. A listing of her upcoming as well as past events are listed below.

Please contact us here for more info.


TOPICS

  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Circular Economy
  • Slow Fashion vs. Fast Fashion
  • Up-cycling, Recycling
  • Biocouture, Biofashion and Biosynthetics
  • Smart Materials
  • Impacts of Wearable Technology and Smart Fabrics
  • Textiles and Materials Sourcing
  • Trends in Fashion
  • Costume and Stage Design
  • 3D Printing in Fashion and the Footwear Industry

UPCOMING EVENTS

2018

  • February 12-14, Sourcing Sessions at MAGIC, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • June 6-9, Engineering Fashion, Ueda College of Fashion, Osaka, Japan

PAST EVENTS

2017

  • Engineering Fashion, Santa Monica City College, California (December 8)
  • Engineering Fashion – Inventions, California State University Long Beach, California (November 9)
  • Trends and Concepts for a New Material World, Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show,  Taipei, Taiwan (October 16-18)
  • 8th Annual Innovative Materials Conference at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles (October 7-12)
  • Trends and Concepts for a New Material World, Los Angeles Textile Show, California (October 2)
  • Evaluator of Swiss Textile Collection, Zurich, Switzerland (September 17)
  • Future Textiles: How to Use Tomorrow’s Materials Today, Make it in LA, Los Angeles, California (May 31)
  • Trends and Concepts for a New Material World, Fashion Group International at CTRL Collective, Los Angeles, California (March 1)
  • Trends and Concepts for Fashion Design, Sustainability Workshop for GUESS, Los Angeles, California (February 1)
  • Innovations in Textiles, EcoSessions, Soho House West Hollywood, California (January 12)
  • Engineering Fashion, California State University, Northridge (January 10)

2016

  • Lecture Series: Engineering Fashion, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, California (December 4)
  • 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, California (October 31-November 4)
  • Circular Economy, EcoSessions, Montreal, Canada (October 19)
  • Engineering Fashion, Wear It Smart Conference, Montreal, Canada (October 19-20)
  • Lecture: Engineering Fashion, Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California (October 17)
  • Fashion Behind the Seams, Fashion Group International and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, California (June 27)
  • Trends in Innovative Fashion, Webinar with Fashion Business Inc., Los Angeles, California (March 15)

2015

  • 6th Annual Innovative Materials Conference at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
  • Melange: Where Fashion Meets Technology – The New Mart, Los Angeles, California (September 15-17)
  • Smart Fabrics and Wearable Technology, Engineering Fashion Inventions, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, California (May 12)
  • Innovative Trends for Fashion and Design, Maker City The REEF, Los Angeles, California (April 23)
  • Innovative Material Trends, Factory Direct Trade Show, The New Mart Los Angeles, California (March 3)
  • Fashion Tech Showcase: Wearables, the Industry, and Los Angeles, The REEF, Los Angeles, California (February 25)

2014

  • 5th Annual Innovative Materials Conference at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
  • Innovative Textiles & Materials, Innovative Materials, Woodbury University Burbank, California (May 8)

2013

  • 4th Annual Innovative Materials Conference at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
  • Innovative Materials for the Fashion World, AATCC Conference, Long Beach, California (May)
  • Trends in Sustainable Fashion, Fashion Group International, San Diego, California (February)

2012

  • 3rd Annual Innovative Materials Conference at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
  • New Directions in Fashion and Interior Materials, Ilan Dei Studio, Venice Beach, California (May 12)

2011

  • 2nd Annual Innovative Materials Conference at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA

2010

  • 1st Annual Innovative Materials Conference at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA

2009

  • Innovative Textiles & Materials, Curator and Lecturer at the Innovative Materials Exhibition, Riga, Latvia