Fashion Disrupt: Streetwear

Event description

The size of the global streetwear market at $185 billion by sales makes it by some estimates about 10% of the entire global apparel and footwear market. And many of those sales are not driven by brick-and-mortar stores. From resell platforms, to global e-commerce players and DTC models, streetwear brands are leading the way on how to sell to GenZ.

Fashion Disrupt is a series of international talks on the business of fashion. We explore what drives fashion brands’ revenues and who are the key players behind the paradigm shifts on the market by inviting them on stage. Since Fashion Disrupt is part of the Startup Disrupt family, our special focus lies in startups, innovation, and technology within this field.

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6.30 – 6.35 PM CET – Welcome Speech Patrik Juranek & Pavlina Louzenska

6.35 – 7.15 PM CET – Panel discussion: Streetwear: Tomáš Velický exVF / Peter Kováč, Footshop / Peter Hlavicka, Flace / Michal Mucha, Addict

7.15 – 7.45 PM CET – Panel discussion: Sustainable Shoes: Sebastian Thies / Eliška Horčíková Camper

7.45 – 8.05 PM CET – Pitch session (Public Fibre: UK, RePack Fin)

8.05 – 8.10 PM CET – Closing remarks: Pavlína Louzenska


Michal Mucha

Creating a well-curated communication mixture built on years of experience with global brands, big artists and media, influencers, smaller and the biggest lifestyle companies, and delivering to the right audience is Michal’s core skill. During his career, Michal is proud that he has learned to transform his vision into stories with as much taste, veracity, integrity, and rationality as possible.

Sebastian Thies

Sebastian Thies, 6th generation footwear professional since 1856, is the Founder x Designer of high-end sneaker brand nat-2™. Sebastian, together with his wife Carmen is the owner of established home brand thies ®. The iconic footwear designs have been featured in Dezeen, Vogue, MTV, Elle, Highsnobiety and many more media…

Sebastian’s Designs have been showcased and included to design collections in international re-known exhibitions and museums such as Deutsches Museum, Grassimuseum Leipzig, Red Dot Museums Essen x Singapore, Kunsthaus Vienna, MKG Hamburg, Shoetopia Detroit, Cube Designmuseum NL, Wilhelm Wagenfeld Stiftung Bremen, VirtualShoemuseum, SKD Dresden, Biotopia MUC, …

Sebastian has already won several international awards such as the Red Dot Design Award, German Brand Award, Innovation x Design Award, and many others…

Tomáš Velický

Tomáš went from marketing to operations. From skatepark to fashion week. In the past 10 years, Tomáš worked at many places – For example as a Vans Marketing Coordinator CZ/SK or as the Brand Manager at Footshop.

Peter Kováč

Creative Director at Footshop and Founder of 1000sneakers.com. Peter is Prague based sneaker enthusiast and a photographer.

Eliška Horčíková

Currently, Eliška works as a senior footwear designer at Camper Lab and Camper, where she also leads the innovation team. In 2016, Eliška attained a master´s degree in the Studio of Fashion and Footwear at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, with the main focus on innovative sustainable constructions of footwear. At the same university, she also took a study-internship in the Studio of Product Design. In 2011 she founded the footwear brand Cutulum.

Peter Hlavička

Owner of the first resell store in Slovakia est. 2017 and related streetwear brand Flace.

With 10 years of experience as a journalist for online and print magazines, including his podcast F-Tapes, Hlava has helped shape Slovak streetwear culture with his trend forecasting and fashion criticism articles. Since 2016, he is trying to build solid foundation and infrastructure by business mentorship and graphic design collaborations for local independent fashion brands.

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