Fashion students and creative technologists taking part in the Denim PV Hackathon will present their projects to a prestigious jury of 4 denim professionals.
Alex Brownless earned a degree in woven textiles in the early 90’s, and has since developed a diverse career, designing for companies including Banana Republic, Gap, Top Shop, Urban Outfitters, M&S etc. He headed up the successful streetwear brand NASA, was the E-Business Manager of WGSN, and has consulted for woven & denim manufacturers in China, India, Sri Lanka and Turkey supplying a range of worldwide retailers and brands. He has also headed up the international fashion division at the world’s largest creative recruitment consultancy, Aquent, working with many denim brands. Alex was also a co-founder and director of 25 Broome Street, a distributor of European and North American fashion brands with showrooms in London, Paris and New York. He has represented J Brand, Hudson, Imogene + Willie and other denim brands. He is currently overseeing the launch of North America’s first-ever online denim course with the Academy of Art in San Francisco, working in partnership with Levis, WGSN and Avery Dennison. Alex is co-founder and co-president of Arts Thread, a digital platform that connects design students in the creative fields with potential employers. It allows students from over 600 design schools worldwide to upload and share their portfolio for easy viewing by employers.
More info about the Denim PV Hackathon here