masterclass 2018 15-17 May












Our key-note speakers



Ricardo Vestuti has a lifetime interest in sports and product design, and has managed to combine these two into a 35 year career in Footwear design. Currently working in the advanced concepts group at Reebok/ Adidas, applying new technologies and materials to athletic gear, and has previously spent time at Saucony, Nike and Hasbro (toys). Lectures and sponsored studios have taken him to Sweden where he is coaching NTA’s Sport Design students in their work. Ricardo is also active in England and at a variety of art schools in the US. where he has introduced young students to the dynamic world of footwear design.

Vice President Tommy Hilfiger Footwear PVH Europe


Thomas Bergbauer has worked at   Tommy Hilfiger since 2015. He is a   self-proclaimed shoe-lover of a   seldomly seen kind and is excited   about the future evolution of footwear.  Before Tommy Hilfiger, Thomas has worked with Navyboot, Marc O Polo, and Hugo Boss. One of the tasks at NTA involved our students to further develop Tommy Hilfiger’s shoemodel “Wedge”. 

“It was fascinating to see how one of our best-sellers could be improved by introducing new ideas. Our team were positively surprised when presented with the many variables designed by the students” - Thomas Bergbauer 

W29 Showroom

Susanne Rehnström founded W29 Showroom in New York, 2005. W29 Showroom is a full service wholesale and PR agency with focus on women’s wear and jewelry/ accessories. W29 Showroom has introduced Swedish brands such as Rodebjer, House of Dagmar and Hestra to the American market. In MasterClass, Susanne will share her experience as an entrepreneur in the fashion industry in the US and also shine a light on the increased demands on a fashion brand that developed with the e-commerce and social media boom. We will discuss what you believe it takes to set your brand apart in todays environment and the importance of teamwork.



Below is the main program for NTA MasterClass 2018. Each lecture ends with an Q&A. Breakfast or lunch is included in each block.

We reserve the right to make changes to the program if necessary.


May 15, Tuesday

AM Lecture

8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-11.30 Lecture with Ricardo Vestuti, Reebok.
Career and working methods.


PM Lecture

12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Lecture/case studies with Ricardo Vestuti, Reebok.



Ricardo Vestuti, Reebok. NTA students only.
(Want to join in? Become a student by buying your choice of supervised distance course HERE.)


May 16, Wednesday

AM Lecture

8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-11.30 Lecture with
Thomas Bergbauer, Tommy Hilfiger. Career and working methods.
12.00-13.00 Lunch.



Thomas Bergbauer, Tommy Hilfiger. NTA students only.



Ricardo Vestuti, Reebok. NTA students only.



May 17, Thursday

AM Lecture

8.00-9.00 Breakfast
9.00-11.30 Lecture with Susanne Rehnström, W29 Showroom. What does it take to make it internationally?



12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-16.00 Workshop. Susanne Rehnström, W29 Showroom. NTA students only.