ReMode Agenda Live: Rebecca Minkoff Joins Speaker Lineup at ReMode

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Rebecca Minkoff, Co-founder and Creative Director of her namesake designer brand, along with a cadre of sustainability and technology experts from H&M have joined the roster of speakers at ReMode, which will take place Nov. 13 and 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Organizers of ReMode, which is described as a “disruptive and sustainable” fashion event, said the goal is to “bring together innovators across the entire value chain of the fashion industry to share ideas, find practical solutions and forge new connections.”

Aside from Minkoff, additional speakers joining the event include: Anna Gedda, Head of sustainability at H&M; Arti Zeighami, Global Head of Advanced Analytics and AI at H&M; Erik Bang, Innovation Lead at the H&M Foundation; Jennifer Silberman, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Target Corp.; Nina Farran, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Fashionkind; David Breslauer, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder at Bolt Threads; Adam Pritzker, Chairman and CEO at Assembled Brands and Co-founder of General Assembly; Patricia Ermecheo, CEO and Founder of Osomtex, and Jifei Ou, Researcher at MIT Media Lab.

“As an industry we need to evolve,” said Minkoff, adding that the event is “an incredible opportunity to rethink how we do fashion and will bring the best minds from fashion and tech together.”

This latest round of announced speakers adds to a lineup that includes: Mary Renner Beech, CMO of Kate Spade; Michael Preysman, Founder and CEO of Everlane; Andréa Mallard, CMO of Athleta; Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher; Paul Dillinger, Head of Global Product Innovation at Levi Strauss & Co.; Joey Zwillinger, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Allbirds, and Rati Sahi Levesque, Chief Merchant at The Real Real.

Organizers of the event said the content is “designed to equip professionals with a strong action plan for an omnichannel growth strategy executed in a responsible and sustainable way.” ReMode is structured into four separate but connected pillars that focus on different aspects of fashion innovation: ReMarket, ReMake, ReInvest and ReThink. These pillars aim to address the “industry-wide need to approach change from all angles and will be tagged so that brands and businesses of all sizes can attend the sessions most relevant to them,” organizers of ReMode said in a statement.

The 75 or so sessions have topics that include building a sustainable brand, funding direct-to-consumer brands, wholesales strategies, on-demand manufacturing, sustainable sourcing and the role of venture capital in early-stage fashion brands, among other themes.

“In addition to panels, workshops, keynotes and networking events, attendees will have the opportunity to complete their profile on ReMode’s AI-powered matchmaking app to receive customized recommendations on fellow attendees who share similar interests and expertise, speaker sessions that they would benefit from, and solution providers who can help them address unmet needs and goals within their business,” ReMode organizers said.

Attendee dinners and networking mixers are also planned. ReMode was created by UBM Fashion.

Everlane CEO Joins ReMode Lineup, Which Now Boasts 100-Plus Speakers

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ReMode, the innovation and sustainable fashion forum set for Nov. 13 and 14 in Los Angeles, has added Michael Preysman, Founder and CEO of Everlane, to its lineup — which has now swelled to more than 100 speakers. Organizers also said the event is supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which includes collaborating with the Conscious Fashion Campaign and the U.N. Office for Partnerships.

Other confirmed speakers include: Andréa Mallard, CMO of Athleta; Paul Dillinger, VP of Product Innovation at Levi Strauss & Co.; Jeff Carvalho, Managing Director, North American of Highsnobiety; Amy Hall, Director of Social consciousness at Eileen Fisher; Adam Taubenfligel, creative director and head of sustainability at Triarchy; Karla Gallardo, ceo and cofounder of Cuyana; Anu Bhardwaj, founder of Women Investing in Women; and Lawrence Lenihan, cofounder and co-ceo of Resonance. Additional speakers include Joey Zwillinger, cofounder and co-ceo of Allbirds; Mary Renner Beech, chief marketing officer of Kate Spade; Rati Sahi, chief merchant of The Real Real, and Bob Lamey, cofounder of Shopbop.

The alignment with the U.N. is also part of a “larger partnership with UBM Fashion that will include activities at Coterie and at the United Nations General Assembly 73rd session SDG Media Zone in September,” organizers of ReMode said. “The initiative aims to harness the power of retailers, media and celebrities to embrace impact-driven fashion brands to create positive change and drive conscious consumerism,” Organizers of ReMode said in a statement. “Supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the Conscious Fashion Campaign drives awareness and advocacy to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.”

Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, founder of ReMode, said the event was launched “to redefine the industry narrative and catalyze a positive transformation for brands to operate more responsibly on all fronts — socially, ethically and environmentally. With an impeccable lineup of thought leaders spanning innovation, sustainability and finance, ReMode will provide fashion decision-makers the ideas, solutions and contacts that will enable them to thrive.”

Additionally, ReMode is offering a “Hosted Buyer Program” and is inviting qualifying “decision-makers from established fashion brands and direct-to-consumer fashion start-ups to apply at Remode.com. In exchange for participating in eight valuable 10-minute meetings with innovative ReMode exhibitors, participants will receive: a complimentary pass, access to all sessions, workshops and networking events, as well as a travel and hotel allowance.”

Executives From Kate Spade, Shopbop and Allbirds Added to ReMode Lineup

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“Organizers of ReMode said they’ve confirmed additional fashion retail and apparel c-level executives to the event, which is set for Nov. 13 to 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The event, which organizers describe as a conference focused on “disruptive and sustainable fashion,” added confirmed speakers that include: Joey Zwillinger, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Allbirds; Mary Renner Beech, Executive Vice President and CMO of Kate Spade; Rati Sahi, Chief Merchant of The RealReal, and Bob Lamey, Co-founder of Shopbop.

ReMode said it is convening “innovators across the entire value chain of the fashion industry to share ideas, find practical solutions and forge new connections.” Event organizers said the conference’s programming aims to “address relevant topics such as artificial intelligence in fashion, omnichannel retailing, sustainable production, circular fashion and financing.”

To date, there are more than 100 speakers lined up for the conference. The structure of the event is built upon four pillars with content themes focusing on marketing, technology, investing and innovation. The pillars are ReThink, ReInvest, ReMake and ReMarket. “Each pillar features panels, workshops, keynotes, networking events and a curated selection of innovative solution-providers,” organizers of the event said.

Other confirmed speakers include Marie Chassot, head of Baume; Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA; Rosario Dawson, Actress and Co-founder of Studio One Eighty Nine; Janie Yu, Partner at Fung Capital; Orsola de Castro, Founder of Fashion Revolution; Adriano Goldschmied, Founder of Genius Group; Ryan Babenzien, Founder and CEO of Greats; Ned Monroe, Chief Global Design Officer of Activewear at Hanesbrands, and Ivan Poupyrev, Director of Engineering at the Jacquard Project by Google.

ReMode organizers said the speakers presenting at the event “represent a wide array of sectors within the fashion industry including senior executives from innovative retailers, sustainability advocates, established and startup-level fashion brands from all categories (e.g., apparel, footwear, accessories), Venture Capital firms and global technology companies.”

Other confirmed speakers include Nicolas Santi-Weil, CEO of AMI Paris; Amber Valletta, actress and cofounder of Master & Muse; Pierre-Arnaud Grenade, Global CEO of Ba&sh; Kristin Savilia CEO of Joor; Amanda Hearst and Hassan Pierre, Co-founders of Maison de Mode; Stefan Siegel, CEO and founder of Not Just a Label; Kathleen Talbot, vice president of operations and sustainability at Reformation; Nate Checketts, Co-founder and CEO of Rhone, and Heidi Zak, CEO and cofounder of ThirdLove.

Hurstel described ReMode as the “right conference at the right time, and is going to inspire the critical dialogue necessary for attendees to collaborate, innovate, and equip themselves with the tools to affect long-term, positive change in their organizations.”

Zwillinger of Allbirds said the brand is passionate about innovation that can “spark industry-wide change,” which is one reason he’s speaking at ReMode. The CEO said the company is “dedicated to rethinking the way the footwear industry operates and bringing a new level of sustainability to all our products.”

Zwillinger said the conference is “an amazing opportunity to come together with other leaders in fashion and retail to discuss the current hurdles to sustainability and collaborate on innovative solutions that can make a real impact.”

For more information about the event, a list of speakers and to register, see https://remode.com. “