SPEAKING

Kristine Upesleja has spoken at over 30 events across the world on all things innovative materials and sustainable fashion. If you would like to request her for your next event, please visit the contact page. She is fluent in English, German, and Latvian.


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

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Pomona, California | (Date TBD)
  • 9th Annual Innovative Materials Conference, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
    Los Angeles, California | October 22-27
  • Reformation, HQ
    Los Angeles, California | October 30
  • ELEKTROCOUTURE + Goethe Institute + FIDM
    Los Angeles, California | November 13
  • REMODE, Convention Center
    Los Angeles, California | November 13-14
  • Engineering Fashion, Ueda College of Fashion
    Osaka, Japan | June 2019

  • SELECTED PAST EVENTS

    2018

  • USC, Fashion Industry Association
    Los Angeles, California | October 5
  • Fall Textile Summit, LA Textile Arts
    Los Angeles, California | September 15-16
  • Study Hall, Ace Hotel
    Los Angeles, California | August 26
  • MAGIC Trade Show
    Las Vegas, Nevada | August 14
  • Engineering Fashion, Ueda College of Fashion
    Osaka, Japan | June 6-9
  • The World of Fibers with GUESS
    Beverely Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California | March 12
  • Sourcing Sessions at MAGIC
    Las Vegas, Nevada | February 12-14
  • 2017

  • Engineering Fashion, Santa Monica City College
    Santa Monica, California | December 8
  • Engineering Fashion – Inventions, California State University Long Beach
    Long Beach, California | November 9
  • Trends and Concepts for a New Material World, Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show
    Taipei, Taiwan | October 16-18
  • Evaluator of Swiss Textile Collection
    Zurich, Switzerland | September 17
  • Future Textiles: How to Use Tomorrow’s Materials Today, with Make it in LA
    Los Angeles, California | May 31
  • Trends and Concepts for Fashion Design, Sustainability Workshop for GUESS
    Los Angeles, California | February 1
  • Innovations in Textiles, EcoSessions
    West Hollywood, California | January 12
  • 2016

  • Lecture Series: Engineering Fashion, Southern California Institute of Architecture
    Los Angeles, California | December 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
  • Pre 2015

  • Smart Fabrics and Wearable Technology, Engineering Fashion Inventions
    Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, California | May 12, 2015
  • Innovative Textiles & Materials, Innovative Materials, Woodbury University
    Burbank, California | May 8, 2014
  • Innovative Materials for the Fashion World, AATCC Conference
    Long Beach, California | May 2013
  • Trends in Sustainable Fashion, Fashion Group International
    San Diego, California | February 2013
  • First Annual Innovative Materials Conference at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
    Los Angeles, California | 2010
  • Innovative Textiles and Materials, Curator and Lecturer at the Innovative Materials Exhibition
    Riga, Latvia | 2009