The State of Fashion and Insights from the Modern Retail Collective
Tuesday, February 11th @ 2:30pm-3:30pm
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.
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 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 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.
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WALK IN MY SHOES
Tuesday, February 11th @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
In partnership with The Daily Front Row, [email protected] 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.
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.
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.
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.
FASHION SNOOPS FALL-WINTER 20-21 TREND PRESENTATION
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 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.
MONETIZING INSTAGRAM, FASHION'S MOST POWERFUL PLATFORM
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.
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.
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.
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 Jetsetter.com, 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.
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.
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 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.
New York-based editor with over 15 years in the fashion industry, Dora Fung helped launch Vogue China and is the co-founder of i-see.co, 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.
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.
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
JACOB JAVITS CENTER, NYC