What are you seeking to improve?

  • + Growth

    • + Omnichannel

      Which of these would you like to explore targeted ReMode programming for?

      • + Wholesale

        • Session

          Winning with Wholesale

          Wholesale has been the backbone of fashion from the start. While D2C, digital brands are thriving, fashion can not overlook the reliable world of wholesale. What factors determine the best strategy for wholesale success? Which KPIs should brands evaluate and track? How can brands plan for the future of selling wholesale?

        • Session

          Fashion Digital Marketplaces

          The way consumers shop fashion has changed radically with ecommerce. Can the B2B part of the business go digital as well? From sourcing fabrics for a designer to looking for new brands and ordering online for retailers, let’s hear from two digital marketplace entrepreneurs: Le Souk with it's fabrics marketplace and FashionGo with it's recent acquisition of LaShowroom.

      • + Direct-to-Consumer (D2C)

        • + E-commerce

          • Session

            Sustainable and D2C by Design: The Allbirds Revolution

            A smart, sustainable and stylish sneaker built from natural materials and engineered to last breaks the market its simple design. What has given rise to the Allbirds digital explosion and what can fashion brands learn from their success to build better products?

          • Session

            How Do Customers Buy Online?

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          • Session

            Launching and Growing D2C Fashion Businesses

            Launching a fashion brand in the currently oversaturated digital marketplace requires a solid business plan, clear mission and market-differentiating products. D2C, retailing and new generation commerce are offering an opportunity to place consumers at the center and to connect with them directly. But they also raise important challenges in terms of skills and financing. D2C, VC-funded fashion brands and fashion and retail VC's discuss strategies and models.

          • Session

            E-commerce and Omnichannel Fashion Success

            Technology solutions are offering immense opportunities to sell online, but also to implement and execute omnichannel strategies. Learn from the best global Ecommerce technology provider and successful Ecommerce and omnichannel entrepreneurs what their recipe is for success.

          • Session

            Cross-Border E-commerce Opportunities in China for US Brands

            A middle class ripe for US products is growing in China. Hear from Alibaba's Tmall the day after China's record-breaking singles day on the opportunity the Chinese market represents for American fashion brands. Learn how to gain access to this market and bypass barriers that onsite distribution and subsidiary establishment represent.

          • Session

            The RealReal: Making the Future of Luxury Circular

            How The RealReal is reimagining luxury by bringing authentication and sustainability to this $1.5T market. A conversation with Rati Sahi Levesque and Keval Desai.

        • + Retail

          • Session

            Storytelling Versus TouchScreens: How Culture and Content, rather than Technology will save Retail!

            "Retail is racing to integrate technology in stores, from touchscreens to augmented reality, from virtual mirrors to intelligent fitting rooms, there seems to be an endless surge of digital personalization. However, the reality is that no amount of advanced technology will ever compete with the simplicity and straightforwardness of buying something online from the comfort of your home. How can proper Storytelling and Programming in stores help bring people? Is community-building and intelligent, educational content the next frontier for retail?"

          • Session

            Rebecca Minkoff and Fabrice Nadjari Discuss How Technology is Improving the Customer Experience

            Integrating technology into the customer experience has always been at the core of Rebecca Minkoff's business plan. How has the designer leveraged immersive experiences to engage shoppers in her stores? And how is content leading the way?

          • Session

            Secrets to Exponential Retail Growth

            The brick-and-mortar, wholesale retail strategy has long been overlooked by many digitally native brands. At a time when digital players are breaking new ground, how do brands operating more traditional retail models manage to see explosive growth?

          • Session

            Reinventing Fashion Retail: From Pop Ups to Malls, What's Next?

            Pop ups have been used by digitally native brands to determine the success of a permanent physical investment and by traditional brands to launch limited edition product lines that can reach new consumers. At the same time, malls are getting more and more creative to create unique and exclusive experiences to bring traffic back. What is the future of retail for fashion?

    • + Marketing

      • + Explore Content

        • Session

          The Building of an Influencer

          Balancing authenticity and commercialism, influencers serve as an excellent marketing strategy for brands and businesses alike. Starting as a way to communicate honest feedback or product recommendations to a like-minded community, influencers have evolved to shape how individuals consume media and purchase goods. What's the secret to reaching celebrity influencer status and how do influencers affect sales?

        • Session

          Build your Brand on Instagram

          A social media post can be a consumer's first discovery of a brand. Discover best practices on Instagram that will attract new customers, foster a loyal community and ultimately lead to profit and conversions.

        • Session

          Stay True to Your Vision: How Heritage Brands Thrive Today

          Generational brands have adapted to the digital revolution by undergoing product innovations, embracing influencer collaborations and engaging across social. All while maintaining the identity the world has grown to love and trust. As brands evolve over time, what keeps them grounded in their roots yet limber enough to change and grow? What have they done to leverage existing brand loyalty to increase sales and stay relevant to new customers?

        • Session

          The Modern Retailer and Brand: Agile, Customer-Obsessed and Tech Savvy

          Today’s leading retailers are revolutionizing their processes to keep pace with consumer demands by leveraging technology. From shortening the supply chain, to boosting margins and decreasing costs, top retailers are advancing in every direction. First Insight Founder and CEO Greg Petro will share the best practices of the industry.

    • + Financing

      • + Explore Content

        • Session

          Challenges of Financing D2C Inventories

          Traditional business models required fashion brands to develop samples, present them to buyers, raise debt and product inventory with this debt. In the D2C model, brands go directly to their customers, causing them to lose feedback on retail orders and losing them financing from these orders. What are the implications of inventory management when launching a D2C brand? What solutions are available today to finance D2C inventories without giving up equity?

        • Session

          The Ins and Outs of Funding D2C Brands

          What do venture capitals look for when making the determination to fund a D2C fashion brand? A close look at the KPI analysis, valuation predictions, inventory planning and business models.

        • Session

          How the Customer Wants to Pay

          Mobile banking and digital payments are increasingly becoming the norm, and not only among millennial and next generation shoppers. How can retailers optimize their ecommerce and digital strategies by taking advantage of new paths to payment both in retail and online?

    • + Startup

      • + Explore Content

        • Session

          Starting a Fashion Brand 101

          A detailed overview of the steps necessary to launch a fashion brand. How does a new brand handle sampling? Where can they go to manufacture? Can it be done locally? Where do entrepreneurs go to find financial support, mentorship and partners? What are the ins and outs of a successful fashion brand start up? How are inventories managed? What are the key elements of a successful business plan?

        • Session

          Lessons Learned From Self-Funding

          Launching a company is not easy, launching a fashion brand might be even more complicated. At a time when raising money is all the hype, more and more bootstrapped and self-funded companies are proving to be successful and are making incredible exits. Self-funded fashion entrepreneurs come on stage to share their experiences and the lessons they've learned from remaining majority stakeholders of their companies.

        • Session

          The Role of VCs in Early Stage Fashion Brands

          Very young fashion startups require funding to support design, R&D, manufacturing, inventory and production but, most importantly, they require professional guidance and expertise. What are venture capitalists who invest in early-stage fashion startups bringing to the table to nurture growth and success?

    • + HR

      • + Explore Content

        • Session

          Talents and Skills for a New Fashion Market

          When looking to hire, fashion brands must look inward to identify critical business needs before starting to recruit talent. What are key strategies to uncovering critical gaps and how can companies craft roles that ensure success? Where can companies go to find the right talent to meet their needs? Hear from top recruiters and brand insiders about the best way to find and secure talent in today's evolving fashion space.

    • + Models

      • + Explore Content

        • Session

          Where Denim is Going

          Raw materials, finishing technologies and product innovations are transforming the denim landscape. The challenge is critical to improve the impact of this fantastic product on the environment. Leading experts across the value chain gather to discuss the future of denim.

        • Session

          Timeless Pieces, Craftsmanship and Quality Materials

          Creating elegant, functional, quality products encourages consumers to invest in long-lasting pieces and reduce waste created by fast-fashion, while addressing the core desires of today's busy consumer. Hear from brands that have managed to create top of the line products for affordable prices that their customers love to hold on to.

        • Session

          The New Footwear Era

          The marketplace is constantly evolving, propelling major players in the footwear industry to re-evaluate their core strategies. From leveraging AI to making smarter and faster business decisions to creating an ethical and ecological supply chain, brands are looking at every angle of their strategy to accelerate.

    • + Fashion Tech

      • + Explore Content

        • Session

          How AI and Big Data are Changing Fashion

          Hear from fashion powerhouse, H&M, on how they are using AI and big data to improve the organizations efficiency and impact on the planet.

        • Session

          Financing Fashion Tech Startups

          Fashion brands are looking more to tech startups for material science innovations and advances in bioengineering to develop the latest textiles, improve processes and solve marketing and retail challenges. Where should startups in this space look for seed funding? How do venture capitalists analyze where to invest, and how can entrepreneurs build business models that attract financial partners?

        • Session

          Jacquard by Google: Technology Woven In

          Hear from Ivan Poupyrev on what's next for Google's Jacquard project.

        • Session

          Innovation Blast: ReMarket Startups

          Fashion tech startups are reinventing the way we shop fashion. Let's focus on some of the most innovative entrepreneurs curated by ReMode in the ReMarket ecosystem: on-figure garment images, immersive ecommerce and in-store experiences, innovative product visualization solutions, shoppable videos and analytics solutions for omnichannel retailing.

        • Session

          Tech for the Runway

          From the first coded runway dress to the powerful reach of social live streaming platforms, fashion weeks worldwide have seen major shifts in design, production and execution. The business of runway shows is changing as experiential technology enables buyers to utilize VR to better understand the movement of runway pieces and instantly see textile details through the virtual world. Technology is truly powering the before, during and after runway experience. What does this mean for the future of the shows and how will this ripple beyond the runway?

        • Session

          Traceability and the Role of Blockchain in Fashion

          From raw material to retail, the fashion supply chain is incredibly complex. Blockchain technology enables suppliers and retailers to attain transparency and awareness of any product at any point in its life cycle. This session will explore what the roadblocks are, how to overcome them, and why we need more brands on board.

  • + Sustainability and Responsibility

    • + Supply Chain

      • Session

        Transparent by Design

        Knowing the origin of an article of clothing, how it's made, who made it, and its impact on the environment and local workers, are all key components of a transparent supply chain. Hear from the experts on how to live up to sustainable promises and strive towards industry-wide transparency.

      • Session

        Sustainable Sourcing

        Fashion garments undergo a lengthy journey before they reach the hands of the consumer. How can a fashion brand source sustainable materials, transport in an ecological way, and manufacture with minimal impact on the environment all while taking into consideration its socioeconomic impact and the needs of its consumer? What does a brand need to understand in order to navigate these complexities?

      • Session

        Traceability and the Role of Blockchain in Fashion

        From raw material to retail, the fashion supply chain is incredibly complex. Blockchain technology enables suppliers and retailers to attain transparency and awareness of any product at any point in its life cycle. This session will explore what the roadblocks are, how to overcome them, and why we need more brands on board.

    • + Brand Responsibility

      • Session

        Building a Sustainable Brand

        Before the global wake up call on sustainability in the fashion industry, visionary brands took the leap to enact change as fashion leaders. Now the entire industry aspires to shift towards their successful models. Hear from industry pioneers on how to successfully tie sustainability goals into a company's mission and everyday practice.

      • Session

        Target's Journey Towards Transparency

        The road to an ethical and sustainable business can be long, especially for large, multi-million dollar brands established with thousands of employees along the chain. Hear how Target is establishing a path forward for a more positive future.

      • Session

        Empowering Women in the Workforce: Behind Kate Spade's On Purpose Initiative

        Kate Spade's On Purpose collection began as a social good project to employ women in Rwanda and support their entry into the global marketplace. The company's Head of Marketing shares insights into the project's goals, success metrics and plan for expansion.

      • Session

        Brands with Respect (for Society and our Planet) Mean Business

        In the past, there was tension between profitable businesses and sustainable ones. That tension no longer exists. Brands that have sustainability as part of their strategy are performing better by capturing the hearts and minds of young consumers.

      • Session

        The Story of Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah's Mission-Driven Fashion Brand

        The mission behind clothing company and lifestyle brand Studio One Eighty Nine is to use Fashion as an agent for Social Change by building a traceable supply chain while supporting artisans across Africa. Having recently won the CFDA x Lexus Initiative sustainability award, Co-Founders Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah share their inspiration for the brand, their vision for the future of fashion and how we can all make a difference.

    • + Design/Production

      • Session

        Digital Fabrication Beyond 3D Printing

        3D printing and digital fabrication are opening incredible possibilities for designers. How can those fantastic technologies apply to the fashion business? What is immediately possible and what can we expect? The most prominent experts in the field come on stage to discuss how fashion fabrication can be digitized.

      • Session

        On Demand Manufacturing

        The benefits of on demand manufacturing are clear. Brands can more quickly meet consumer demands, improve their production processes to avoid losing profit on overstock and create less waste thereby reducing their impact on the environment. How does a fashion brand strike a balance between on demand production and full inventory strategy to reap these benefits? What are the key steps in moving towards an on demand manufacturing process?

      • Session

        Full Digital Solutions for Fashion

        From sourcing to B2B, ERPs, PLM and integrated cloud-based solutions - the way a fashion brand can be managed and improve it's efficiency, time to market and inventory management is changing. What are the different solutions available to today's brands? What are the considerations before moving to a full digital solution? Where do you begin when approaching change management?

      • Session

        How Software and Hardware are Changing Design and Production

        New technologies are revolutionizing the way we design and manufacture garments. Connected mannequins, 3D design software and new digital solutions are creating a range of possibilities.

    • + Material Innovation

      • Session

        Sustainable and D2C by Design: The Allbirds Revolution

        A smart, sustainable and stylish sneaker built from natural materials and engineered to last breaks the market its simple design. What has given rise to the Allbirds digital explosion and what can fashion brands learn from their success to build better products?

      • Session

        Waste as a Resource

        The world produces more than 2 trillion pounds of trash each year. But one person's trash can be another person's treasure. Production byproducts have the capacity to transform into luxury goods - it's time we recognize the resources available from the items we consider waste. Discover some of the most impressive innovators in the space transforming waste into raw materials for fashion.

      • Session

        Innovation Blast: New Materials

        Materials innovation isn't just a fashion buzzword. In this rapid fire, hear from top innovators in the new material space on high performance and sustainable materials available for use right now by fashion brands and manufacturers.

      • Session

        From Spider Silk to Garments: A Conversation with Bolt Threads

        Bolt Threads is one of the most innovative companies in the fashion space. From biotech to textile, hear how this fantastic company who has raised more than 100M$ is radically reimagining the way we produce raw materials, opening the door to endless possibilities in terms of functionality and sustainability.

      • Session

        The Role of Fibers in Design Innovation

        Join this panel of mill owners and global fiber experts to learn about how proprietary fibers are driving the future of fashion innovation. From the first certified organic, fair trade Pima cotton fiber to the latest proprietary recycled poly denim, discover how the best fashion actually begins with sourcing the finest - and most sustainable - fibers.

      • Session

        Advanced Functional Fabrics

        Material science and biotech are making headway in the fashion space. Stain-resistant clothing, non-polluting dyes, and natural moisture-wicking fabrics are all possible through the latest advancements connecting this bio-fashion bridge. The engineers and thought-leaders behind these innovations chat about the latest in fabric development and what is in store for the future.

    • + Sustainable Fashion

      • Session

        The Role of Activists and Organizations in Fighting for Sustainable Fashion

        The fashion industry is the second worst polluting industry in the world, contributing to the destruction of much of our natural resources. Mobilizing to raise awareness and enact change, activists play a huge role in informing public perception. In order to encourage change within the industry, there must be collaborations between fashion brands, government agencies and NGOS to communicate the importance of industry-wide change.

      • Session

        Open Conversation between Adriano Goldschmied and François Girbaud

        The very production of denim is built on unsustainable manufacturing principles, but The Godfather of Denim Adriano Goldschmied and Founder and Owner of Marithé, François Girbaud believe the industry can, and must, change. Two of the denim industry pioneers discuss how, and why, the process is so detrimental to the environment and what must be done to fix this toxic system.

      • Session

        Influencers and Media are Championing Eco-Fashion - powered by MAISON DE MODE

        Influencers and media have a role to play in educating consumers on the need for a sustainable revolution, but so far this hasn't been enough to drive the demand for fast-fashion down. How can fashion influencers help end the cycle and encourage more sustainable consumption? At a time when education on proper and sustainable eating habits is difficult to get across, how can we impact the decisions people make about what they wear without expecting consumers to stop following trends?

About the Venue

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Nov. 13 – 14, 2018

We are proud to launch REMODE at LACC in Los Angeles, CA – a growing creative center for the renewable fashion industry.

Drawing upon tech-enhanced coworking spaces, REMODE will transform the venue to encourage organic collaboration and conversation among attendees.