Masterclass by Sean Williams for the “Emerging Designers of the Year” 2024.

February 20, 2024

We’re thrilled to announce an enhanced offering for emerging winners in this year’s edition of the FIT Sport Design Awards. Renowned sneaker industry figure Sean Williams, boasting over 37 years of experience, and also a respected jury member will provide an exclusive masterclass to the Emerging Sports Apparel Designer of the Year and the Emerging Sports Gear Designer of the Year.

The Masterclass will center around the theme of “Culture – Impact and Purpose,” offering two comprehensive courses aimed at expanding the perspective of emerging winners in design. The focus extends beyond individual design considerations to encompass the broader impact that design can have on the world, encompassing aspects such as usage, evolution, and sustainability. After the Masterclass, there will be a “Creative Council” session to review the portfolios of young talent, discuss their design goals, and guide them in their next career steps.

As co-founder of the SOLEcial Studies sneaker industry education program and a trusted consultant to brands worldwide, Williams brings unparalleled expertise to this initiative. His guidance will be invaluable to emerging designers, offering insights and strategies to help them navigate and elevate their careers in the competitive world of footwear design.

Read the interview with Sean Williams for more information on his educational projects.