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~ “Helping you find your vision through the best version of your Brand” — that’s what people say about Nino Via.
~ Given Nino's international and eclectic background and experience in fashion, photography, music, he has a multifaceted, objective, proficient approach to Brand coaching.
~ Using his expertise in analyzing design principals, manufacturing practices, and social media, the focus is to guide you to better design decisions, streamline your collection and achieve a cohesive point of view: essentials for your success.
~ Words describing Nino Via’s professional perspective: clear, straight to the point, tenacious, patient, thoughtful, strategic, encouraging -- ultimately he wants you to succeed.
~ As a Consultant for SAMSUNG C&T America, Inc., Nino has the opportunity to introduce new Brands to Samsung's infinite available resources and thus elevate the Brand to global visibility.
~ As former Curriculum Development Coordinator of the Fashion Design program at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, LA) excellent leadership skills were essential in managing, supporting and increasing faculty efficiency — writing annual faculty reports and conducting personal reviews, inspired and optimized their performance.
~ As a Fashion Photographer, "Nino Via Studio" - www.ninovia.com - working with Top Models and Celebrities, further refined his artistic style and esthetic view.
~ Born and raised in Rome (Italy), speaking fluent Italian was an asset while at Ralph Lauren, when supervising sample-room responsibilities included manufacturing in Italy — global networking: a principal paradigm shift in the modern business of fashion.
It was an honor to receive such a prestigious award - an acknowledgment of my passion and dedication to teaching.
Mr. Via was one of my teachers at FIDM. His knowledge in the industry and professionalism, helped me improve my sewing and pattern making skills.
His passion and dedication, as my mentor, has been a remarkable foundation for my career.
Alejandro G Ortega ~ DIOR COUTURE
Nino is terrific to work with. He is both professional and personable. He shows great attention to detail and creativity. I would highly recommend him.
Kathy Peterson ~ CEO/Designer at KOI
I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in fashion design or draping. I have taken both draping and pattern making courses and I found these to be concise and straight to the point. Each lesson was easy to follow and easy to understand, although I would have liked a little more detail. I am looking forward to taking more classes with Nino!
Julie Glasser ~ Designer
"Nino explains the process of fashion design and pattern making, in an easy and comprehensive way. He is inspiring and made me, a novice in the field, feel like I really could do this. I'm having fun and I'm getting better and better, thanks to Nino. I really recommend those of you, who wants to get into fashion and pattern making, to take Nino's courses. So happy that I can sit in Sweden and take this courses."
Astrid Seter ~ Student
~Letter from Astrid Seter
I'm having so much fun. I am looking at the world in a totally different way. I never thought fashion design could change the way I look at myself. I thought it was just design and clothes, but it's so much more. It's amazing!
For example; today I read a newspaper and saw something called kurbits (a local swedish painting style) and it dawn on me that I could do something around that. And then Norway has something called Rosemaling (Rose painting). And since I am Norwegian (mom and dad from Norway) and also born and raised in the part in Sweden where kurbits stems from, I realized that both painting styles are a part of my own style. So cool!
Anyways, just wanted to tell you this and that it's life changing to take your courses!
So a huge Thank you, Nino!
Nino Via - What is special about his Brand Consulting? What makes him different?
“Helping you find your vision through the best version of your Brand”
His approach is multi-faceted: combined international, L.A., NYC experience and resources.
Eclectic experience: he works with designers from all over the world in areas of childrenswear, womenswear, menswear, etc.
He uses his talents to magnify your talents. He brings an objective, educated, proficient perspective to the table. He has the background to guide you through each step of the design process, including music and photography. He can help you streamline your collection and your point of view.
Buffy Stachel ~ student