Farfetch’s Kelly Kowal & Kering’s Laurent Claquin Join Keynote Lineup

ReMode is pleased to announce Laurent Claquin, Head of Kering Americas, and Kelly Kowal, Managing Director, Farfetch Black & White will be joining the lineup of over 150 speakers representing sustainability and innovation across the fashion industry.

As head of leading luxury group Kering Americas, Laurent Claquin drives growth and champions innovation for more than twenty global luxury, sports, and lifestyle brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga.

Before heading up Kering Americas, Claquin initiated and developed Kering’s Corporate Social Responsibility program and helped to develop the Kering Foundation, whose mission is to combat violence against women and promote women’s empowerment worldwide.

With support from Kering’s Chairman and CEO, François-Henri Pinault, Calquin helped to develop holistic initiatives and ambitious reduction targets that have established the luxury group as a global sustainability leader. Claquin will speak to placing sustainability at the core of Kering’s business model for the past ten years, proving that luxury and sustainability go hand in hand. Since joining the Kering Group in 2004, Claquin has collaborated with brands, artists, and designers to empower creativity and seek disruptive solutions needed to transform the industry.

Kelly Kowal, Managing Director of Farfetch Black and White, joins ReMode’s speaker sessions to share her valuable insights on establishing Farfetch as a pioneer of the new retail future.

Since its founding in 2007, Farfetch has been the go-to luxury marketplace to connect consumers with the world’s best brands and boutiques. Now host to over 3,000 heritage and emerging brands, Farfetch has grown from an online marketplace to an innovative global technology platform
connecting the wider luxury fashion ecosystem.

In 2015, Farfetch launched Black and White, an innovative, white-label, ecommerce platform powered by Farfetch. As Managing Director of Farfetch Black and White, Kowal builds seamless ecommerce solutions and operates sites customized for luxury brands and retailers. Joining Farfetch in 2010, Kowal has since build and led all digital marketing initiatives, as well as led the company’s international growth and development strategy, and overseen expansion and localization for all markets.

At ReMode, Kowal will speak to how Farfetch is successfully reinventing the luxury retail space by making it a truly omnichannel business. Farfetch Black & White offers an advanced technology platform with unparalleled customization, allowing startup brands and luxury retailers alike the ability to seamlessly transform into powerful omnichannel sellers.