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02.02.2017 | ISPO ACADEMY

ISPO ACADEMY Masterclass

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ISPO MUNICH is delighted to announce the second edition of the ISPO ACADEMY masterclass. This unique platform is dedicated to the support of fresh design talents for the sports industry and was launched successfully at ISPO MUNICH 2016.

The ISPO ACADEMY masterclass aims at the encouragement of young creative talents from all fields of design with a major focus on thinking outside the traditional frameworks. The distinctive feature of this masterclass is to convey sports related knowledge for intelligent and innovative product development in the sports industry.

Lectures given by renowned international designers show the significant differences between sports clothing and traditional fashion. Which trends are most relevant for future oriented developments in sports clothing? What are specific functional and ergonomic requirements?

Sports clothing has changed fundamentally within the last two decades. Developments have been mainly focusing on the optimization of functional and ergonomic properties – driven by technological improvement of materials and new manufacturing technologies. Yet modern urban lifestyles require new approaches and solutions. 

The 4-day workshop will be guided by international designers and experts from the sports industry. Focused on the ideation of new perspectives and concepts for sports apparel products, the workshop will bring together creativity and the electrifying dynamism of the world of sports. The ISPO ACADEMY masterclass tracks the intersection between sports apparel design, technology and socio-cultural influences. Which issues will stamp the future of sports clothing?

Open for fashion and textile design students, both students in the final year of their studies or recent graduates that left university within the last year. Participants should be interested in a creative career in the sports industry. 

Please note: The working language of ISPO ACADEMY masterclass will be English.

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The summary of the ISPO ACADEMY Masterclass 2017 is available here. (5 MB)



February 2, 2017

09:00 – 17:00

Day 1

Short presentation of the participants
Introduction to the theme
Working in groups on the given theme / first sketches


February 3, 2017

09:00 – 17:00

Day 2

Refining of ideas and concepts
Each group works up 4-5 sheets for the public presentation on Monday, 06. February 2017


February 5, 2017

09:30 – 17:30

Day 3

Visit to selected exhibitors (brands, fabric suppliers) to learn about their products.


February 6, 2017

09:00 – 16:00

Day 4

Lectures Part 1
Lectures Part 2


Public presentation of the workshop results at the ISPO ACADEMY stage
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ISPO ACADEMY Masterclass is a closed event which is run with several partner universities. In case you are interested in participating, please check at your university if they are a partner of our program.

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