Denimsandjeans Virtual Show

Our Designers / Consultants

Dr. Dilek Erik - Marketing Consultant , Turkey
She is an expert in marketing in the denim industry for 32 years. She worked with most leading denim producers of Turkey as a sales and marketing professional.For 7 years she has been working as a marketing consultant and helping companies to develop and implement marketing strategies and increase their knowledge in this area. She also teaches marketing. Major areas are “Marketing Planning”, “Digital Marketing” and “Integrated Marketing Communication”.
Stefano Aldighieri - President - Another Design Studio 2.0 , USA
Stefano Aldighieri is an Italian born American design, branding and marketing expert who spent most of his working life in the world of denim. He worked with Levi Strauss in San Francisco as design director, 7 for all mankind and Hudson Jeans in Los Angeles as Creative Director, co-founded Tuff Gong Clothing with Bob Marley’s family and for the last years has collaborated with some of the major apparel manufacturers, brands and retailers worldwide. A strong participant in the movement to clean up our industry for several years.
Laura Dixon - Three By One Europe , Denim consultant , Belgium
Independent consultant to the fashion & denim industries, Laura Dixon works with brands, retailers, mills, suppliers, manufacturers & education establishments. From concept through to production she helps to create collections with a focus on denim, innovation, sustainability, & high-quality standards. Translating trends & innovation into custom-made products fitting your brand, she has been always working with sustainable practices at the forefront.Transparency, sustainability & inclusivity are the ethos she stands by.
Levent Korkmazer - Consultant , Turkey
Levent Korkmazer is a denim consultant and the founder of Denimtek . Denimtek is a professional consultancy company for denim fabric manufacturers and offers services for denim collections, sustainable denim manufacturing, and new denim investment areas. Denimtek is also into producing and exporting garments for niche brands globally.
Gioielli Massimiliano - Designer , Italy
A native of Italy and grown up in the Denim world and passionate about denim innovations, Massimiliano has been in the denim industry for almost the last 25 years.He got his start working for a Montebello Denim in Vicenza (Italy), developing Denim and non-denim fabrics with an expansive knowledge of filters, yarn, dying, finishes, and garment washing.He has washing experience directly in Italian laundry and he is skilled in trend analysis, research and development (R&D), and global sourcing. Massimiliano possesses a vast knowledge of different markets and brand positions from high-end brands like Giorgio Armani, Diesel, Replay, and True Religion to mid-market brands like G-Star, Sixty, Fornarina, and Gas to the entry price level in different markets with Zara, H&M.
Michelle Branch - Markt & Twigs , USA
Founder of Markt & Twigs, Inc, a global creative firm since 2007, Michelle Branch tells indigo stories via responsible product + process + presentation for companies all along the supply chain, brands, and retailers looking to define (or refine) their DENIM message.With a vast industry experience of over 20 years, Michelle creates tools that help the firm to see through the customer’s eyes and speak to their truth in their own visual language .…always through a DENIM lens. Touching many disciplines from fiber to garments and even presentation spaces, she brings a background that is broad, extensive, global, and focused on all things DENIM.
Neha Celly - Founder - nece gene & Bluehemia , India
Neha Celly is the founder of Denim design and research house called Bluehemia ( and has been working in the denim industry with some big denim mills and some small arty brands for many years.Manufacturing denim (in most cases) is a polluting process that involves toxic dyes and chemicals, many of which end up in our water supply. The denim industry also uses a tremendous amount of water, from growing cotton to creating the washed jeans. Neha has been doing her bit of research on how the industry impact could be reduced, she recently collaborated with the prestigious denim company Arvind Mills to start a 100% sustainable brand called ‘nece gene’.‘nece’ here stands for necessary and focuses on buying mindfully and needfully. It happens to be her initials too.
Rui Lima - Denim Designer , Portugal
Rui Lima is the founder of Nîmes Studio, an independent office with design and consultancy services based on 19 years of experience in the denim business.Focused on supporting the 3 main pillars of the denim business, denim manufacturers, jeans producers, and denim brands, the consultant firm provides newness, creativity, and differentiation, developing new approaches in design based on client objectives and focus, always improving their products with new interpretations and conscious developments.
Neil Topiwala - DNM Fashion , UK
Neil Topiwala is a London-based Denim Designs Studio working closely with UK and European High Street retailers and some of the premium brands, one shop stop solution for Denim Supply Chain business. He is also developing his own Premium & Pure Sustainable Denim brand.DNM’D their own fully sustainable brand aims to make a difference in the world of fashion. Working very closely with many fast fashion brands over the past 20 years, They now pledge to work towards sustainability and conscious fashion. They have tried to curate this platform for humanity to raise their concern for the common good for society. Their motto is to discover sustainability through transparency.
Piero Turk - Designer , Italy
Piero turk is a well known designer from Italy who has worked with some of the most reputed brands and manufacturers as a freelance designer during his long career since 1983. Some of these brands include Replay ,Lee ,Big Star ,Sixty ,Trussardi jeans ,Cerruti jeans ,Edwin ,Bobson , Guess , AG by Adriano Goldschmied ,Sportmax , Hilfiger Denim ,Pepe Jeans ,Orta Anadolu , Bossa etc.
Makala Schouls - Fashion Designer And Product Developer , Netherland
She is a fashion designer and product developer who has extensive, hands-on production knowledge after working for nearly a decade in Asian manufacturing hotspots. Makala is passionate about people and the global impact the fashion industry has on the world, environment, communities, and individuals. She wants to make timeless, quality garments that support ethical and ecological manufacturing processes while focusing on circularity and sustainability.
Miguel Angel Andreau - Consultant , Mexico
Miguel has a long experience in textile industry in Mexico and has been associated with many denim companies. Currently working independently  conducting market research for domestic  and foreign companies (Brazil, Peru, Colombia), giving seminars, workshops, courses and conferences in Mexico and some countries in Latin America (Brazil and Colombia). Provides technical assistance to textile and clothing factories to improve their processes. Supporting garment technical development  for the Public sector of Mexico; as well as police uniforms and transit agents of the county of León.
Prem Kumar - Head , Creative Resources , Vietnam
Based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Creative Resources is a denim manufacturing and denim supply chain management company, primarily into making High-end denim of any product category- be it bottoms, tops (any kind of shirts n jackets) ,dresses, overalls and even toys and non- clothing accessories. The company is very strong in research & development, sustainability, and handling small order quantities.
Padma Raj Kesri - Designer , India
Padma Raj Keshri, Indigo Enthusiast working with denim and Indigo storyteller. He initiated the Project Re_Denim in 2019. The "Re_Denim" project, is about the waste fabric mainly involved in the post-production of waste denim pieces. Study of textures through juxtaposition, weaving, and also random overlapping of the different pieces. Once the textures were defined, the project started shaping itself. He is currently pursuing his Executive program from IIM Indore in Digital Transformation supporting fashion business into zero Sampling.Alumni of NIFT Bengaluru, NID Ahmedabad Alumni working closely with SDG Implementation in Denim Mills.