Agency Profile_nextgurunow

nextguruNow. provides design services and trend forecasts in the field of fashion and leather accessories

trend research and forecasts
we research and analyze the international markets and bring to life a vision of what is happening. we have the work experience to define the trends of tomorrow, an in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry, and a true passion for fashion. our close involvement with art, music and the international design scene allows us to spot what is new and relevant in the fast changing markets.we worked with leading forecast and trend agencies in paris and london for more than 10 years.


shoe infonet: 2018: „from now on modeurop, the fashion trend pool in dsi, is under new creative mangement. the berlin based design & trend agency nextgurunow, well-known and responsible for the bags forecast at modeurop for many years, will now also obtain the creative management of the shoes segment as well als lead and advance the realignment of the colour meetings.
their design education and close involvement with art, music and the international design scene allows them to spot what is new and relevant in the fast changing markets. they developed customized collections for international clients (such as helly hansen, new yorker, otto group or bruno banani in the men and women’s wear sector and the leathegoods market and casual market) using their know-how to transform conceptual ideas into successful collections which meet end consumer needs. moreover the agency used to work for promostyl paris and wgsn london, lsn global and is responsible for the fashion consulting of the ilm offenbach (international leathergoods fair)“.


fashion design, collection build-up
we develop customized collections for our international clients in the men and women’s wear sector and casual wear market, using our know-how to transform conceptual ideas into successful collections which meet end consumer needs. we provide professional support during the complete design development process tailored to individual business needs.

nextguruNow. progressive style development since 1995


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The design services of the agency nextguruNow have greatly strengthened our brands. Starting with the design of concrete bag series, both in leather and PU and canvas, to extensive seasonal trend books with vector graphics, metal parts, details, as well as artwork developments and logo variants.

Uta Riechers-Wuttke has always understood our brand philosophy and continuously developed our design handwriting.We and our license brands (bruno banani, h.i.s ) are always very productive and enjoy working with them. Uta and Martin are team players with a stringent approach and excellent knowledge of the fashion and accessories market.

Will-Fried Hillebrand / CEO Virgils Lederwaren

“it`s a pleasure to work with next guru. uta and martin are working extremly professional and have the senses to develop the right feeling for our brand. we are looking forward to an ongoing and successful cooperation.”
Bernd D. Hummel–Geschäftsführer Bernd Hummel GmbH, licence holder KangaROOS

“the  time with nextguruNow told me that they are professional and really on the front of having things done and understand the business”

Erik Joneid | Head of design Helly Hansen, Norway


“Martin has provided Berlin-based information to support the City by City directory for a good many years, and is a respected journalist and valued member of our global freelance network. He certainly knows his city!Thank you for all your help and hard work.”

Elle Hankinson, Senior Editor, Travel & Arts, WGSN



“as federal associaton of the german leathergoods industry we appreciate the partnership and cooperation with next guru now for years. the competence, experience and awareness of styles and fashion is a real profit for our member companies “.

RA Manfred Junkert | director of the federal association of leather goods germany


Uta Riechers and Martin Wuttke were instrumental design – and productmanagement – advisors for several projects within my textile group over the last 10 years. They have the rare capability of understanding the entire value chain of the textile business, while being skilled designers and trendscouts at the same time. Their work performance and  – ethics have always been impressive, while their friendly, modest and caring personalities make them true companions in a tough business enviroment.

I will always recommend them, and they will always have my full support!

Uwe Sasse_founder, co-owner and CEO of US40



uta riechers-wuttke

graduated fashion designer with work experience in paris, copenhagen, italy  and asia.

martin wuttke

graduated fashion designer with work experience in antwerp, copenhagen, italy and asia.