As NYFW shifts to a mostly virtual calendar and the global fashion system re-calibrates to a COVID-19 world alongside unprecedented societal, economic, cultural and economic shifts - brands are applying ingenuity, and new approaches to presentation. As reflection of brand identity - many designers are choosing to hybridize presentation, editorial, + commerce experiences through digital platforms, integrating a Phygital approach to retail - with sustainability, technology and innovation central to change.
Julie Gilhart, President of Tomorrow Projects and Chief Development Officer of Tomorrow Ltd., on behalf of The RealReal
Victor Glemaud, Creative Director of Victor Glemaud
Haitian-born designer Victor Glemaud launched his eponymous leisurewear collection of statement knitwear, designed for all people, genders, races, sizes and personalities, marrying comfort and style, in 2006.
Victor Glemaud was a finalist in the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and honored for his achievements by the Ambassador of Haiti to the United States. Raised in Queens, New York, Victor began his career as a design assistant to Patrick Robinson while studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After working as a publicist at KCD for Versace and Marc Jacobs, he returned to design in 2005, first as Womenswear Design Advisor and later as Studio Director at Paco Rabanne, followed by Style Director at Tommy Hilfiger, and over the years has consulted with several brands, including H&M for the Met Gala.
The Victor Glemaud collection has been worn by celebrities and influencers including Ashley Graham, Dominique Jackson, Florence Pugh, Hailey Baldwin, Issa Rae, Laura Harrier, Margot Robbie, Michelle Williams, Iman and Selena Gomez, and has garnered press in many outlets from The New York Times to Vogue Italia.
Victor Glemaud is currently sold at Glemaud.com, as well as ShopBop and Ssense.
Jamie Pallot, Executive Producer at Sensorium
Jamie Pallot is executive producer at Sensorium, a cutting-edge experiential studio whose latest project is a series of virtual reality videos for the Bloomingdale’s Holiday Window Unveiling. He was formerly the founding editor of Style.com, where he won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence; executive director of digital at Vanity Fair; and a VR pioneer, producing installations shown at the Sundance, Venice, and Tribeca festivals.
Beth Buccini, Founder and Owner of Kirna Zabete
Beth is the founder and owner of Kirna Zabête, a multi-brand women’s fashion store. She personally selects every item sold in each of the store's four outposts in Soho, New York; Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; East Hampton, New York; and Palm Beach, Florida; and e-commerce site kirnazabete.com, with the intention of inspiring every client who walks through the door.
She has also collaborated with Target, Nine West, Gilt, and Birkenstock, to create special collections for the Kirna Zabête customer.
Prior to launching Kirna Zabête in the fall of 1999, Beth worked as an Assistant Fashion Editor at Mirabella Magazine and a Fashion Editor at New York Magazine. She was born and raised in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Art History and French Literature. She currently resides in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with her husband and four children.
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