Design Talks NYC

Alex Brownless

Alex Brownless graduated with a BA in Textile Design in the early 1990's and has a rather diverse career, designing for such companies as Banana Republic, Gap, M&S etc. He headed up the successful streetwear brand NASA, was the E-Business Manager of WGSN, has consulted for fashion/textile manufacturers in China, India, Turkey & Puerto Rico supplying many retailers & brands worldwide. He also headed up the International fashion division at the world's largest creative recruitment consultancy Aquent.


Alex is the President & co-founder of Arts Thread, the world's leading digital platform for emerging artists & designers and a launchpad for the next generation of creative talent. Over the last 9 years Arts Thread has helped thousands of new creatives launch their own brands and gain employment worldwide. Arts Thread has built relationships with 750 creative institutions giving access to 300,000 students in well over 100 countries. Arts Thread has partnered with the likes of Nike, WGSN, Levi's, Avery Dennison, BBC Worldwide, Urban Outfitters, Design Pavilion, NYCxDESIGN, Milan Design Week, Premiere Vision, London Design Festival, and many more to help launch the next generation of creative talent globally.



Alex Brownless