Small Talks, Big Conversations: Nick Wooster and Saks with NuOrder

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NuOrder presents a talk celebrating the importance and impact of Nordic design in the American market.

Host

Alec Leach is a consultant, writer and editor in the sustainable fashion space. He started @future__dust, an Instagram platform for responsible fashion. Previously, he was Digital Fashion Editor at Highsnobiety.

Speakers

Nick Wooster is a design and retail consultant with a resume that reads like a roll call of top American fashion brands and stores. Nick’s tenure in the menswear space has spanned over 30 years with various positions at Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Calvin Klein and Ralph Laurenand JCPenney. He started his career as a buyer, transitioning to design and eventually, back to retail as Men’s Fashion Director. He was named to Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List in 2015.Most recently, Nick has been consulting for a handful of global fashion brands while continuing to cultivate an enviable digital presence and a vast network of followers on social media. His reach in the digital realm spans the US, Europe and Asia. Primarily targeting men, but with a loyal women's following, Nick is recognized as a true fashion authority, who pushes boundaries through his distinctive personal style.Currently the Style Editor at At Large Magazine and Creative Director of luxury Italian sportswear brand, Paul & Shark, Nick also recently collaborated with Italian-crafted Brooklyn-based brand GREATS. Exclusive to famed American retailer, Nordstrom, the duo released a capsule collection of 8 unique styles and new silhouettes. Nick continues to consult with brands around the world, designing a capsule collection for the Japanese brand Kuon and a capsule for the Italian brand Mr and Mrs Italy.

Roopal Patel joined Saks Fifth Avenue as Senior Vice President, Fashion Director, in September 2015. In this role, Ms. Patel plays a key role in forecasting the trends that underpin Saks Fifth Avenue’s buying activities, articulating the luxury retailer’s seasonal fashion message, and discovering emerging designers and collections.

Tommy Fazio is a highly regarded Fashion/Creative Director with over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry. With a portfolio that spans from Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Calvin Klein, Simon Spur, and UBM/ Informa Fashion(worlds leading trade show organiser in the fashion industry).

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