July 2019: Discover the Seminar Speakers


Pascaline Wilhelm

Fashion director of Première Vision

After graduating from the Ecole National Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, Pascaline Wilhelm began her career as a textile designer for a group integrating spinning, weaving and printing. Later, she co-created her own company for textile design and communication working throughout the textile sector, from fibres to yarns, weaving and finishing, including the development of exclusive patterns for designers and fashion brands. In 2000, Pascaline Wilhelm joined the Première Vision Group where she is currently the Fashion Director.

Julie Greux

Deputy fashion Director of Première Vision

Alongside its other high-performance services, one of Première Vision’s acknowledged strong points is its Fashion Information. From the start, its unique approach has been based on its one-of-a-kind in-house fashion team, which, through meetings organized with leading international experts and professionals, gathers and exchanges viewpoints on emerging trends destined to influence the fashion seasons. Their exclusive, forward-looking and constantly evolving information inspires the entire chain of design and creation.

Julie Greux, Associate Fashion Director, has been part of the Première Vision fashion team since September 2017.  A designer, she has a strong fashion background in France and abroad, particularly in trend offices. She has worked as a trend specialist for many brands, either through direct consulting or by creating trend books. For five years, she served as Artistic Director of the trend forums for the Mess Around footwear show. Julie Greux also has 14 years of experience as a teacher, and has taught at a number of Paris fashion schools.



Gail W. Strickler

President of Global Trade for Brookfield Associates, LLC. 

Ms. Strickler served as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles and Apparel from 2009 through the completion of the TPP in October 2015.  She was the lead negotiator for the United States for apparel and textiles in the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). Prior to joining U.S.T.R., Strickler served as a Director of the Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety and Sustainability (I.T.A.P.S.) at Philadelphia University (the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science) where she developed sustainability and environmental strategy programs for brands and retailers.

Ms. Strickler worked for Saxon Textile Corp from 1980 – 2007 serving ultimately as its President and CEO until it was acquired by Patriarch Group in 2007 and became a division of Duro Textile LLC., where she served as VP of the Global Apparel Division. 

Strickler served as president of the Textiles Distributors Association (T.D.A.) for five years. She served on the board of directors of the National Council of Textile Organizations from 2004-2006 as a member of its Trade Policy committee.  She was a board member for the USDA Cotton Board from 2002 – 2008, serving as Chairman of the Textile Research Committee.  She served on the board of directors at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology’s (F.I.T.)  Education Foundation from 2002 and its executive committee from 2005, until joining U.S.T.R.  

Hellyn Teng

Co-founder and Creative Director of Wearable Medi

Wearable Media is a fashion tech studio based in NYC, creating immersive, interactive apparels that illustrates a world of futuristic fashion. Wearable Media innovates at the intersection of technology, design, and fashion, creating high quality, cutting-edge smart apparels that senses the world around you. In 2018 the studio was selected as one of top 30 finalists for the LVMH Innovation Award. They are current members at NEW INC, a cultural incubator exploring new ideas at the intersection of art, technology, and design at the New Museum.

Hellyn has a background in the intersection of fashion and interaction design, and also works as a front-end engineer. She is also an electronic musician creating music with analog and digital synthesis. Hellyn received her master’s degree from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and previously received her BFA in Fashion Design at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco.



Maria Teresa Dayan


Maria Teresa Dayan, grew up in South Florida and moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Upon graduating in 2009, Sampedro begin her career in Trend Forecasting, today she is the Director of Promostyl’s North America.

Throughout her time with Promostyl Maria has developed an eye for emerging trends in the beauty, youth, and activewear markets, enabling her to work with some of the industry’s leading brands and creatives.



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