Fashion Frameworks is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


COTERIE’s 5 Must-See Show Seminars

Article-COTERIE’s 5 Must-See Show Seminars

Each season at COTERIE, our team strives to create an environment ideal for making merriment, networking, and learning. Particularly the latter, we feel that with access to such a platform and audience, it would be wrong not to provide opportunities for education and growth within the fashion sphere! Coming up, we are excited for several seminars taking place on the COTERIE Live Stage, each of which calls attention to relevant conversations in the industry today. See below for what to expect in the next couple weeks, along with the people who are making it happen.

The State of Fashion and Insights from the Modern Retail Collective

Tuesday, February 11th @ 2:30pm-3:30pm

Screen Shot 2020-02-03 at 6.21.05 PM.png

McKinsey & Company has teamed up with Mall of America to design, build, and run a live, tech-enabled store called Modern Retail Collective. Here, retailers can work with McKinsey to test dozens of new technologies, discovering what’s possible when they are combined with analytics and operations to create an unprecedented, elevated in-store experience. This allows shoppers to interact with retailers in new ways and across a variety of channels.

Currently with Kendra Scott, the store will have a rotating roster of retail and tech partners, with each rotation lasting 3-4 months. Providing retail perspectives from the collaboration, listen as Jennifer Schmidt (Senior Partner, McKinsey), Pamela Brown (Associate Partner, Consumer Retail Practice), and Jim Dunlap (CIO, Kendra Scott) discuss technology’s increasingly relevant role in fashion and the in-store shopping experience. Plus, stop by their Modern Retail Collective Lounge on Level 3 all three shows day in the Crystal Palace to test out for yourself a few of their technologies.

Screen Shot 2020-02-03 at 6.24.37 PM.png

Jennifer Schmidt 

Jennifer is a Senior Partner who has been a leader in Minneapolis and New Jersey Offices for over 20 years.  She has deep expertise across Consumer and Retail operational and strategic topics, including:  Marketing, Merchandising, Digital, Organization and Strategy.  Jennifer has led the Americas’ Apparel Fashion & Luxury service line since 2010.  Additionally, she leads much of our Americas Retail Private Equity work, and has primary relationships with several investment funds.  She is widely published and presented at leading industry summits on:  Fashionscope, Value Creation in Fashion, and Cracking the Code on Millennials

Pamela Brown

Pamela Brown is an Associate Partner in their New Jersey office. She is a core leader of the Consumer / Retail practice, working with iconic brands to reimagine their operating model and organization to bring speed, simplicity and accountability against an increasingly complex and competitive landscape. She also works with clients to shape the strategy that informs design, including portfolio restructuring, M&A strategy, merger management and growth acceleration.

Jim Dunlap

 Jim Dunlap is the Chief Information Officer of Austin-based jewelry and accessories brand Kendra Scott. With over 2 decades spent leading a variety of retail and technical environments such as Nordstrom, Campbell Soup Company, Liberty Media, and most recently Pandora Jewelry, he brings diverse experience and a zestful leadership style to the Kendra Scott business. 


Tuesday, February 11th @ 4:00pm-5:00pm

In partnership with The Daily Front Row, Footwear@Coterie and Sole Commerce will offer a panel with Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Aliza Licht, and Tina Craig. These talented entrepreneurs will discuss the individual milestones that have shaped their lives and careers, and how accessories—shoes in particular—can inspire, empower, and represent specific memories.  As a wardrobe staple and necessity, shoes always witness our important events are an essential part of taking a first momentous step.

Coterie-Sole Comm-Panel-Invite-REVISED.jpg

Aliza Licht


Is the founder & president of LEAVE YOUR MARK LLC, a creative brand marketing & digital strategy consultancy that advises companies in the fashion and beauty industries. She also has a book and podcast with the same name. Formerly the creator and voice behind the five-time, award-winning DKNY PR GIRL® social media personality, she is a TEDx speaker and has received honors from Time’s, The New York Times, and The New York Daily News. 

Nicky Hilton


Is an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She has released a number of handbags, apparel, jewelry and cosmetic collections.  Most recently, Hilton collaborated with French Sole on a fall footwear collection and is gearing up to release Spring 2020.

Tina Craig


Is considered an architect of influencer marketing as an early adopter of professional blogging, having started her own, Bag Snob, in 2005. Her expressive narratives and provocative musings have charmed millions, helping define the contemporary art of content creation and organic messaging while pioneering the business of brand partnerships


Wednesday, February 12th @ 1:00pm-2:00pm

We’ve partnered again with top trend forecaster Fashion Snoops to deliver all we need to know about everyone’s soon-to-be-new-favorite styles. Led by Hallie Spradlin, Women's and Accessories Director at Fashion Snoops, map out the season with these inspiring and actionable trends aligned with brands on the COTERIE show floor. The seminar will explore leading directions in women's apparel, accessories, and footwear markets, while mood movies will set the tone for four themes that expand into influential color palettes, prints, patterns and essential key items.

Hallie Spradlin

Hallie Spradlin HEADSHOT.jpg

Hallie Spradlin is the Women's and Accessories Director at Fashion Snoops, providing key forecasting direction and market analysis from a product-centric perspective. With a background in retail and fashion merchandizing, she’s a sought-after speaker at global industry events.


Wednesday, February 12th@ 2:30pm-3:30pm

In today’s age, having a digital presence is essentially a matter of life or death! Join top social voices and fashion industry leaders Beca Alexander, Tessa Barton (@tezza), Wendy Nguyen (wendyslookbook), Christie Ferrari (@christie_ferrari), and Idalia Salsamendi as they provide valuable insight into how influencers, brands, and retailers can stay ahead of the curve and reach consumers on the ever-changing social media landscape.

Screen Shot 2020-02-03 at 6.51.19 PM.png

Beca Alexander, Founder Socialyte


Blogger Beca Alexander launched Socialyte when the term "influencer" was not yet a word to describe digital and social media content creators. Today, Socialyte facilitates deals worth upwards of a million dollars with dozens of brands, from H&M to Dior.

Wendy Nguyen, Blogger Wendy's Look book, Founder Artemis House


Wendy Nguyen is an American fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is the founder of style blog Wendy's Lookbook and, most recently, the CBD shop Artemis House.

Idalia Salsamendi


Leading business strategist and social media consultant Idalia Salsamendi holds a mantra of “inspire, inform, and empower.” With a background in PR and top-tier talent management, she loves sharing her knowledge of the digital media space while also gaining wider, more global industry perspectives.

Tessa Barton


With a focus on “the art of life,” photographer, creative director, and producer Tessa Barton has been featured in publications including Forbes, The Daily Front Row, and, having worked with and gained admiration from many esteemed brands. Through her lightroom presets, mobile app “Tezza”, book InstaStyle and other projects, she aims to provide tools and knowledge for other creatives.

Christie Ferrari


Blogger and Johns Hopkins-trained clinical psychologist Christie Ferrari views fashion, lifestyle, and travel through a psychological lens and has one main objective: to normalize people’s daily struggles. Addressing questions like “what outfit will boost my confidence?” and “how can traveling get me out of a rut?,” she answers with research-proven techniques to help people live a healthier life.

Good4Fashion: The Relevance of Recycled and Upcycled Materials

Thursday, February 13th from 11:00pm-12:00pm

With fashion as the #2 contributor to Earth’s pollution problem, those in the industry have a unique responsibility and opportunity to impact the environment for the better. Luckily, as we live in a time in which environmental awareness is seemingly higher than it’s ever been, the concepts of reducing waste and reusing materials are becoming more and more accessible. Come listen as development manager Shareen Kohli (Matt & Nat), editor/stylist Dora Fung (formerly at Vogue China at NYMagazine) and influencers Moti Ankari (formerly at GQ and Bloomberg Pursuits) and Caroline Vazzana (formerly at InStyle) discuss the importance of both recycled and upcycled fabrics, specifically speaking to how brands today are using them to create a more sustainable, livable world. Moderated by Kaley Roshitsh of WWD.

Screen Shot 2020-02-03 at 6.48.52 PM.png

Kaley Roshitch


Previously with Her Campus Media and her own independent magazine ThriftEd Mag, Kaley Roshitsh is WWD’s sustainability reporter, covering the fashion, beauty and retail industries through the lens of next-gen consumer values which define the new climate of retail and e-commerce.

Shareen Kohlli

Shareen is the Head of Business Development for MATT & NAT, one of the leading vegan handbag and accessories brands in the world. Since 2014, she has spearheaded the International brand into new locations worldwide. Her key role as a senior executive in the organisation is to identify new strategies to maximise sales opportunities. She is responsible for the wholesale business in Canada, USA, UK, Europe & Australia.

Dora Fung

New York-based editor with over 15 years in the fashion industry, Dora Fung helped launch Vogue China and is the co-founder of, an online platform telling stories of Asian Americans through the lens of health, wellness and beauty. She is currently the contributing editor for NY magazine/The Cut, Tatler Asia, and Rouge Fashion Book.

Moti Ankari


A native New Yorker, Moti is one of the original menswear fashion influencers, known for his blog The Metro Man. He has been featured in  notable media sources such as Forbes, Esquire, and the New York Times.  Previously with GQ Magazine and Bloomberg Pursuits, he launched his namesake footwear label, Ankari Floruss, with fellow influencer Marcel Floruss, which was picked up by Nordstorm in 2019.

Caroline Vazzana


Fashion editor and stylist Caroline Vazzana wrote and founded “Making it in Manhattan” in 2015 while working at InStyle magazine, subsequently launching her brand as one of New York City’s most colorful influencers. She’s been widely recognized by notable brands for her unique sense of style, and she loves sharing her journey and career advice with the future generation of fashion.



FEBRUARY 11-13, 2020



Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.