Last July, Skillshare teamed up with legendary streetwear designer and Founder of Staple Design, Jeff Staple to host a Build Your Brand Workshop for aspiring fashion and lifestyle designers. More than 830 people took the three-class workshop and learned how to create a shirt, a headwear piece, and creative packaging in just three short weeks.
But we thought, why stop there? Maybe we could take the opportunity to give a small group of great students an even bigger leg-up into the industry of their dreams. Working with Jeff Staple, we selected the teams behind six of our favorite workshop brand projects and flew them to Las Vegas so that they could show their goods at the premiere international streetwear trade convention, Agenda Show. While they were there, we gave them the chance to meet hundreds of prospective buyers, mingle with industry peers and to meet Jeff for some crucial (and well-earned!) one-on-one time.
Oh, and just in case that wasn’t enough? We gave each finalist the chance to win up to $10,000 while they were at the Agenda Show so that they could continue to build their brands even after they returned home.
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but we had too much fun to keep these details to ourselves. Check out our behind-the-scenes look at Skillshare and Jeff Staple’s biggest class trip yet!
Want to find out more about these brands? Follow them on Instagram!
Grits Co: @weargrits
M A N A L L: @manallbrand
Maroon NYC: @marronnyc
Interested in taking your own Skillshare workshop? Check out this list to see what we have coming up this fall.