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There’s a shift being felt across fashion, as the industry’s traditional authorities take a backseat and old marketing strategies fall out of favor. Brands and retailers across price points are realizing, in the digital era, inclusivity is key to competing. As a result, they’re increasing their presence across social media, expanding their sales channels and collaborating with a variety of brands to reach new and potential consumers. They’re also setting their sights on global expansion, elevated personalization and updated distribution. The rapidly changing industry necessitates constant evolution; a brand’s relevance depends on it.

At the Glossy Summit: Future of Fashion and Luxury, we’ll explore how leading mainstream and luxury brands are responding to the changing fashion landscape and preparing for the industry’s unpredictable future.

Interested in learning more about the Glossy Summit: Future of Fashion and Luxury? Submit your information here for more on opportunities to speak, sponsor and attend.

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Speakers

  • Danica Calderhead
    DIRECTOR OF BRAND STRATEGY
    DASH HUDSON
  • Shira Sue Carmi
    PRESIDENT
    MANSUR GAVRIEL
  • Nate Checketts
    CO-FOUNDER & CEO
    RHONE
  • Christina Chen
    SR. DIRECTOR OF BRAND MARKETING
    STOCKX
  • Laura Dowling
    CMO
    DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP
  • Simon Dring
    VP, CLIENT SUCCESS
    MENTION ME
  • Bouchra Ezzahraoui
    FOUNDER
    AURATE
  • Kate Fernandez
    DIRECTOR GLOBAL BRAND MARKETING
    WINKY LUX
  • Deirdre Findlay
    CMO
    STITCH FIX
  • Sarah Flint
    FOUNDER & CEO
    SARAH FLINT
  • Zach Glattman
    DIRECTOR, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS
    SEZZLE
  • Charles Gorra
    FOUNDER & CEO
    REBAG
  • Michael Harris
    SENIOR ENTERPRISE SALES DIRECTOR
    CUSTORA
  • Patrick Herning
    CEO & FOUNDER
    11 HONORE
  • Sophie Kahn
    FOUNDER
    AURATE
  • Dan Langer
    PRESIDENT
    R+CO
  • Lizzie Lee
    GLOBAL CHEERLEADER
    MENTION ME
  • Nancy-Lee McLaughlin
    SENIOR MANAGER OF MARKETPLACE CHANNELS
    CPC STRATEGY| ELITE SEM
  • Aaron Luo
    CO-FOUNDER & CEO
    CARAA
  • Deirdre Quinn
    CEO & CO-FOUNDER
    LAFAYETTE 148
  • Matthew Suraci
    HEAD OF COMMERCIAL
    KLARNA
  • Shira Suveyke
    PRESIDENT
    SHOPBOP
  • Katie Underhill
    SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
    TANYA TAYLOR
  • Polina Veksler
    CO-FOUNDER, CEO
    UNIVERSAL STANDARD
  • Alexandra Waldman
    CO-FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    UNIVERSAL STANDARD
  • Agathe Westad
    DIRECTOR, NEW BUSINESS
    OPTIMOVE
  • Lauren Wilner
    VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & HEAD OF STYLE CREW
    MACY'S

Agenda

May 20, 2019

  • 1:30 pm
    Registration Opens

  • 2:00 pm
    Town Hall

    Brands only.

  • 2:30 pm
    Sandbox Presentations

    These rapid-fire sessions introduce VIP brand executives to technology providers.

    2:30 p.m. - Custora
    2:40 p.m. - Sezzle

    Kate Fernandez>

    Kate Fernandez

    DIRECTOR GLOBAL BRAND MARKETING

    WINKY LUX

    Michael Harris>

    Michael Harris

    SENIOR ENTERPRISE SALES DIRECTOR

    CUSTORA

    Zach Glattman>

    Zach Glattman

    DIRECTOR, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

    SEZZLE

  • 3:00 pm
    Opening Remarks and State of the Industry

    Jill Manoff>

    Jill Manoff

    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    GLOSSY

  • 3:10 pm
    Seizing White Space: Finding Success in Fashion by Filling a Void

    It seems everyone is trying to fined a white space in the market, but for 11 Honore that was the easy part. After seeing a clear lack of inclusive sizing in designer fashion, the founders set out to sell more sizes of high-end styles. Despite the expansive customer base wearing size 10 and larger, getting brands to go there proved a big challenge. Now that fashion's big names have come on board, the brand is focused on customer awareness and acquisition, and evolving its marketplace.

    Patrick Herning>

    Patrick Herning

    CEO & FOUNDER

    11 HONORE

    Moderator
    Jill Manoff
  • 3:30 pm
    The Evolving Landscape of Fashion and Retail

    Matthew Suraci>

    Matthew Suraci

    HEAD OF COMMERCIAL

    KLARNA

  • 3:40 pm
    Fashion Forward: A Digital First Strategy

    Aaron Luo>

    Aaron Luo

    CO-FOUNDER & CEO

    CARAA

  • 4:00 pm
    Networking Break Provided by LiveArea

  • 4:15 pm
    Wholesale vs. DTC: Rethinking Distribution

    Brands are increasingly moving closer to a direct-to-consumer model, realizing that means owning more customer data and making smarter business decisions -- but many believe maintaining wholesale partners can still make sense. This session will dig into a fashion brand’s retail model, which is now exclusively DTC but once included traditional retail partners.

    Sarah Flint>

    Sarah Flint

    FOUNDER & CEO

    SARAH FLINT

    Moderator
    Jill Manoff
  • 4:35 pm
    Instagram 2020: The Latest Trends and Tech to Help Brands Thrive

    Join Dash Hudson for a look into the latest industry trends and technology to help brands thrive on Instagram. From visual intelligence, to what’s new in video strategy—learn tactical strategies to build a data-backed creative social strategy that produces real ROI.

    Danica Calderhead>

    Danica Calderhead

    DIRECTOR OF BRAND STRATEGY

    DASH HUDSON

  • 4:45 pm
    The New Luxury: Modernizing the Jewelry Industry

    The fine jewelry shopping experience has a bad name, largely due to the many outdated, stuffy showrooms that still exist. Now, direct-to-consumer brands are shaking up the space, building jewelry brands based on based on modern consumers’ expectations and values. They’re providing personalized, convenient experiences, streamlining style options and prioritizing transparency. AUrate’s founders will talk through their approach to the industry, and how they’re reaching prospective customers.

    Bouchra Ezzahraoui>

    Bouchra Ezzahraoui

    FOUNDER

    AURATE

    Sophie Kahn>

    Sophie Kahn

    FOUNDER

    AURATE

    Moderator
    Danny Parisi
  • 5:05 pm
    Building a Vertical Luxury Brand: The Complexities of Leading Creative Talent While Managing the Business of Fashion

    Taking it all in-house is no easy feat, but as speed, transparency and a consistent, authentic narrative around you customers’ needs becomes crucial for brands, it makes sense to do so. Few brands have found success by running everything from their design, production, creative & marketing strategies to sales & distribution channels. Lafayette 148’s Deirdre Quinn will talk through the company’s business model, plus its consistently solid growth and plans to further develop and drive the image of the brand through the expansion of their directly owned retail operation.

    Deirdre Quinn>

    Deirdre Quinn

    CEO & CO-FOUNDER

    LAFAYETTE 148

    Moderator
    Jill Manoff
  • 5:25 pm
    Fashion Freedom, the 'Sizemic' Change of the Apparel Industry, and Setting the Standard for the New Normal

    With two-thirds of women in the U.S. wearing a size 14 and above, more brands are putting customers at the center of their strategies, offering products and experiences based on real feedback and habits. One brand has made it its mission to design a world where size is no longer part of the equation, creating solutions, and inspiring real change. By offering inclusive sizing, creating industry changing initiatives, and launching creative collaborations that meet a demand, a new standard has been set. So how can we all participate in the change we want to see? It's all about creating fashion freedom, and making shopping more accessible to all.

    Polina Veksler>

    Polina Veksler

    CO-FOUNDER, CEO

    UNIVERSAL STANDARD

    Alexandra Waldman>

    Alexandra Waldman

    CO-FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    UNIVERSAL STANDARD

    Moderator
    Danny Parisi
  • 5:45 pm
    VIP Welcome Reception

    By invitation only.

  • 6:00 pm
    8-Minute Meetings

    By invitation only. The 8-minute business meetings connect VIP brands with innovative technology platforms and media companies. They are designed to help your team build valuable new relationships and ultimately, close business deals.

  • 7:00 pm
    Klarna Cocktail Reception

    Open to all. Continue networking with cocktails provided by Klarna.

  • 8:00 pm
    Dinner with Strangers

    Don't have dinner plans? Join fellow attendees for a casual meal at Edge Steak & Bar, located inside the hotel. Sign up at the summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

  • 9:30 pm
    After-Hours Hangout

    Join fellow attendees for an after dinner drink at the Edge Terrace, located in the hotel. Costs are at your own expense.

May 21, 2019

  • 7:30 am
    Morning Yoga

  • 8:30 am
    Registration Reopen & Breakfast Served

  • 9:00 am
    Town Hall

    Brands only.

  • 9:35 am
    Welcome Back

  • 9:35 am
    The New Luxury: Breaking Down Streetwear's Impact on High-End Fashion

    Luxury brands are embracing streetwear, adopting the drop model, creating their own takes on streetwear styles and bringing the industry’s biggest designers into the fold. As a result, the definition of luxury is changing. This session will look at streetwear’s impact on fashion and how a top brand is updating its playbook as a result.

    Christina Chen>

    Christina Chen

    SR. DIRECTOR OF BRAND MARKETING

    STOCKX

    Moderator
    Danny Parisi
  • 9:55 am
    The Evolution of Influencer Marketing

    Brands now know there are better ways to spend marketing dollars than hiring high-cost mega-influencers for one-and-done campaigns -- but that doesn’t mean they’ve moved on from influencers altogether. Instead, they’re rethinking their strategies to include micro-influencers with engaged audiences, long-term brand ambassadors and even employees who serve up inside looks at the brand. Shopbop’s president will explain how the company’s influencer marketing strategy has evolved, including what activations are currently working best to drive sales.

    Shira Suveyke>

    Shira Suveyke

    PRESIDENT

    SHOPBOP

    Moderator
    Jill Manoff
  • 10:15 am
    Driving Customer Acquisition: Turn Your Best Customers into Your Most Effective Influencers

    Today’s fashion consumers are shunning traditional forms of advertising and discovering brands through recommendations and endorsements. Whilst influencers are hot right now, there is an even more effective source of advocacy: your own customers. We’ll examine how top fashion brands are harnessing the power of their own customers to drive advocacy and reach new audiences.

    Lizzie Lee>

    Lizzie Lee

    GLOBAL CHEERLEADER

    MENTION ME

    Simon Dring>

    Simon Dring

    VP, CLIENT SUCCESS

    MENTION ME

  • 10:25 am
    The Changing Role of the In-Store Associate

    As the physical store shape-shifts from a mere point of sale to a marketing tool and experiential stage, the store associate’s role is transforming. Some are fulfilling customer service duties for online shoppers, while others are doubling as elevated brand influencers. They’re providing an insider’s look at the company, as well as sneak peeks of new styles. Macy’s in-house Style Crew is a strong example of internal ambassadors, offering style advice and inspiration via social media (#macysstylecrew). The head of the program will break down the strategy and the program’s success.

    Lauren Wilner>

    Lauren Wilner

    VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & HEAD OF STYLE CREW

    MACY'S

    Moderator
    Danny Parisi
  • 10:45 am
    Networking Break Provided by LiveArea

  • 11:00 am
    Shop, Repeat: Winning Strategies For Building Brand Loyalists

    Keeping customers coming back means forming connections, rewarding regulars with perks, and providing constant newness in both marketing and product. Fashion retail has never been more competitive. Brands need to work harder to cut through the noise. Rebag’s Charles Gorra will speak about how the company is building customer loyalty through physical stores, omnichannel operations, strategic partnerships and a business model centered on sustainability.

    Charles Gorra>

    Charles Gorra

    FOUNDER & CEO

    REBAG

    Moderator
    Danny Parisi
  • 11:20 am
    Teamwork: Getting the Most Out of Partnerships and Collaborations

    Bringing well-known artists and personalities into the fold as long-term ambassadors can work wonders, if the ambassadors read as true fans of the brand. Fashion and beauty companies are finding success in establishing perfect-fit “collectives” of influencers and ambassadors. These social stars actively support the brand and offer up exclusive content, from social posts to playlists. Brands are working with them to build credibility and reach new, younger audiences. R+Co’s president will break down the brand’s approach and success in the space.

    Dan Langer>

    Dan Langer

    PRESIDENT

    R+CO

    Moderator
    Jill Manoff
  • 11:40 am
    Relationship Goals: Building Strong Connections with Consumers

    To break through the noise of an increasingly crowded marketplace, brands are focusing their efforts on building relationships with consumers: They’re prioritizing authenticity by being consistent and transparent, they’re personalizing communication at every touchpoint, they’re basing inventory on customer data, and they’re working harder to create content and activations that resonate. Stitch Fix’s chief marketing officer will talk through the company’s playbook for connecting with consumers and building brand loyalists.

    Deirdre Findlay>

    Deirdre Findlay

    CMO

    STITCH FIX

    Moderator
    Jill Manoff
  • 12:00 pm
    Listening to the Customer: Pinpointing Your Audience and Letting Them Lead

    As brands gain more access to customer data, they’re being faced with a new question: To what extent should customer behavior and feedback play into company decisions? Rhone has struck the right balance, according to co-founder Nate Checketts. Checketts will speak about catering to the male shopper and how Rhone customers have steered the brand’s product assortment and beyond.

    Nate Checketts>

    Nate Checketts

    CO-FOUNDER & CEO

    RHONE

    Moderator
    Danny Parisi
  • 12:20 pm
    Creating an Inclusive Community Inside and Outside of the Office

    The Tanya Taylor brand stands for unequivocal inclusivity, which is woven into everything the company does. In addition to offering sizes 0-22, the company believes in showcasing a diverse group of real and inspirational women who wear the brand, as well as developing an intimate and direct 1 to 1 communication with its customers. This approach starts internally with the brand’s founder and the cross-functional and dynamic company culture that she has built. Katie Underhill, senior director of marketing, will share how the brand has established a creative and diverse in-house community that feeds into the brand's outward strategy and growth.

    Katie Underhill>

    Katie Underhill

    SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

    TANYA TAYLOR

  • 12:40 pm
    Lunch Served

    Breaking down internal barriers is key to success, according to this session’s leader. Hear how they reorganized their company’s processes to be more collaborative and efficient, and why updating employees’ positions based on their strengths worked wonders.

  • 12:45 pm
    360: Battle of the Brands: How to Win as a Brand on Amazon

    Nearly half of US internet users start their product searches on Amazon – do you know how to strengthen your brand equity on Amazon? Whether protecting branded traffic or capturing competitor searches, this session will provide valuable insights into how to boost your brand’s success in the brand-agnostic space. Presented By Nancy-Lee McLaughlin | Senior Manager of Marketplace Channels at CPC Strategy, now part of Elite SEM. By invitation only

    Nancy-Lee McLaughlin>

    Nancy-Lee McLaughlin

    SENIOR MANAGER OF MARKETPLACE CHANNELS

    CPC STRATEGY| ELITE SEM

  • 1:30 pm
    Afternoon Free Time

    This is free time, so spend it as you see fit: catching up on work, relaxing or mingling with new friends. Enjoy the afternoon off and we’ll see you back in the evening. We suggest taking a relaxing nature walk at Simpson Park, located 5 minutes from the hotel.

  • 5:00 pm
    Working Groups

    Join our Glossy team to chat about a topic of your choice below. We'll dive into the major challenges and trends in those areas of the industry and look toward the future of fashion.

    Content Marketing
    Physical Retail / Distribution

  • 6:00 pm
    8-Minute Meetings

    By invitation only. The 8-minute business meetings connect VIP brands with innovative technology platforms and media companies. They are designed to help your team build valuable new relationships and ultimately, close business deals.

  • 7:00 pm
    Financial Times How To Spend It Cocktail Reception

    Open to all. Continue networking with cocktails provided by How To Spend It.

  • 8:00 pm
    Dinner With Friends

    Join new friends for a casual meal at Baires Restaurant, located 5 minutes from the hotel. Sign up at the Summit registration desk. Costs are at your own expense.

  • 9:30 pm
    After-Hours Hangout

    Join fellow attendees for an after dinner drink at the Edge Terrace, located in the hotel. Costs are at your own expense.

May 22, 2019

  • 9:00 am
    Breakfast Served

  • 9:30 am
    Welcome Back

  • 9:35 am
    Beyond Buzzwords: How to Target & Sustain Millennial Consumers

    Younger shoppers are changing the way they shop and engage. With the rise of social media, they have a direct channel to brands, and they’re gravitating toward transparent and ethical companies. Understanding customers’ values and behaviors, in addition to their demographic, has never been more important. Laura Dowling will break down DSTLD’s strategy for making that connection.

    Laura Dowling>

    Laura Dowling

    CMO

    DIGITAL BRANDS GROUP

  • 9:55 am
    Driving Repeat Business: How to Turn Your One-timers into Loyal Buyers

    A customer’s first order is a significant stepping stone to the continued success of the customer journey and the longevity of your relationship with your customer. By correctly understanding your one-timers’ behavior and their unique characteristics, you can expand your customers’ potential and keep them coming back. In this session, Agathe Westad, Optimove’s Director of New Business will discuss stats, facts and best practices to engage with them.

    Agathe Westad>

    Agathe Westad

    DIRECTOR, NEW BUSINESS

    OPTIMOVE

  • 10:05 am
    Planning for Expansion: A Brand Playbook for Launching in New Markets

    In the name of maintaining growth, brands are seeking out expansion opportunities, from launching new product categories to opening stores in new cities. Mansur Gavriel president Shira Sue Carmi will talk through what’s next for the evolving brand, and how it’s broadened its scope while maintaining true to its mission.

    Shira Sue Carmi>

    Shira Sue Carmi

    PRESIDENT

    MANSUR GAVRIEL

    Moderator
    Jill Manoff
  • 10:25 am
    Content Meets Commerce: Using Imagery and Editorial to Inspire Shoppers

    Content is a powerful tool: Not only can it help a retailer connect with customers, but it can work to solidify relationships with top brands. The Modist’s Sally Matthews will discuss how the company uses content to position brands as relevant and exciting to modest dressers. She’ll also delve into how it uses its online publication and social channels to both inspire purchases and reflect shared values with its core shoppers.

    Sally Matthews>

    Sally Matthews

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR

    THE MODIST

    Moderator
    Jill Manoff
  • 10:45 am
    5 Things We've Learned

    We’ll summarize the event with the top themes that have emerged through three days of content.

    Danny Parisi>

    Danny Parisi

    FASHION REPORTER

    GLOSSY

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The Glossy Summit was such a great opportunity to join conversations shaping our industry! The talks were thoughtful and the mixture of talent across beauty, fashion, and tech sectors was just right.
Social Media Manager, Diane von Furstenberg
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The Glossy Summit provided a huge learning opportunity to take back valuable information and insights from other brands as well as partners.
Manager, Divisional Operations, L'Oreal
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I've never been to a conference where I made so many genuine connections with industry innovators. The brands represented were incredible.
Director of Operations, Business Development, Spanx, Inc.

Location

Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

Our room block at the Four Seasons Miami has availability.

Please contact Elaine Wong for rooms.

Contact

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