12:00 noon-1:00 pm EST


February 17, 2021

New Start to

Fashion Evolution: 

A Roaring '20s Redux

As vaccines are more widely distributed and restrictions lifted, consumers will want to celebrate their freedom and dress the part, whether the occasion is a twice-rescheduled wedding or a dinner party with friends. It’s a redux that’s reminiscent of the Roaring '20s of the previous century!


In fact, this shift has been happening quietly, as the consumer tires of wearing androgynous sweats and activewear and longs to return to the individuality of dressing. Online thrifting, resale and vintage shopping are all being fueled by social media. Vintage items are experiencing a renaissance, and what becomes popular in vintage is often a precursor to what will be trending in the fashion industry. 


Trending hairstyles and color as well as fashion accessories and tops are driving the change while the shift towards sustainable, value-driven purchases is providing dress up options. The appreciation of Missioni, Romeo Gigli, Prada, Dior, Chanel, Bluemarine and Roberto Cavalli has caught on with online shoppers and is a clear signal that the consumer is driving trends and ultimately the future state of fashion. 


Join us as our panel of Subject Matter Experts help us chart the course as we head into the 21st century’s version of the Roaring '20s.

BONUS SESSION: Our webinar will kick off with a short, up-to-the moment summary of the latest goings-on in retail. Our Subject Matter Expert is Patrick McKeever, President and Founder of The Daily on Retail.


RMS Members: $10

Guests: $50*

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021


Time: 12:00 noon-1:00 pm EST


Dail-in instructions will be emailed  prior to the event.

* If you're not an RMS member, now is the time to join. Join now and your membership fee will include complimentary attendance at this webinar.

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Nancy Marino


Columbus Consulting

Nancy Marino, a Principal with Columbus Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the retail and consulting/advisory sector with industry recognized expertise in retail buying, merchandising and product development, international business and global sourcing operations. Nancy specializes in engagements with companies in need of product development, global sourcing and expertise to drive change and put processes in place

from design to delivery. Prior to joining Columbus Consulting, she served as COO Horizon Group, SVP/Partner Tompkins International, CEO & President Frederick Atkins, EVP Gloria Jeans and AMC (currently known as Target Stores Global Sourcing), SVP Sear’s and Hanes Brands. She is a Board Member of Retail Marketing Society and Chairman Emeritus of the Cotton Board, and is an Adjunct Professor at FIT for Fashion Merchandising.


Sharon Graubard

Co-founder & Creative Director


Sharon Graubard is co-founder and creative director at MintModa, a dynamic online trend-forecasting service. A singular voice in trend forecasting for over three decades, she previously held creative director at roles at Stylesight/WGSN, ESP Trendlab, Doneger Group and The Tobé Report. A trailblazer in using designer collections as a 

starting point for analysis, she creates clear compelling narratives that connect runway with street fashion, fine art, fashion history, film and emerging cultural movements. Sharon’s frequent live presentations include Première Vision New York and Paris, The Fashion Group International, and trend conferences in Australia, Brazil, Scandinavia, Hong Kong and Canada. She is regularly interviewed for The New York Times, Sourcing Journal, WWD, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, NY1 and other major media outlets. 

Beth Sobol

Founder & CEO

Global Fashion Business Alliance

Beth Sobol, founder and CEO of the GFBA is a premier fashion business expert and consultant with a focus on launching the careers of International emerging designers into the American market. Sobol is the founder of the original Miami Fashion Week, one of the top fashion weeks in the world, and developed the platform that gave thousands of international

designers their initial launch into the American market. In 2015 she sold the brand to European investors and now focuses on developing educational programming for entrepreneurs in the fashion and luxury brand markets.

Autumn Zimmerman

Principal & Global Creative Director

MADE Trends 

Autumn Zimmerman is the Principal and Global Creative Director of MADE Trends with 15+ years of global trend forecasting for international retailers, brands, agencies, and investors. Working at the crossroads of analysis, innovation, and strategy with a proprietary methodology, Autumn's research- and result-based approach provides

comprehensive customer profiling, product forecasting, and competitive analysis. Her work is heavily influenced by 10 years spent working in European markets. Demographics of interest include Gen Z, Millennial, and Youth markets, and areas of expertise encompass retail tech, DTC models, and Mass Market Retailing. A sought-after speaker and executive workshop leader, she specializes in analyzing global macro trends across the arts, industry, and socio-political climate, as well as their effects on the fashion & retail industries.  


Patrick McKeever, Jr.

Founder & CEO

The Daily on Retail

Patrick has followed retail for more than 20 years. Prior to found Wall Street 313 LLC and The Daily on Retail in late 2018, he spent 11 years as a managing director, senior analyst and consumer sector head at MKM Partners. He has received a number of professional awards, including 2nd place in Multiline Retail for both 

stock picking and earnings estimation in the 2016 Thomson Reuters poll. He was awarded Top Stock Picker in Multiline Retail in the same poll, has been recognized in the Greenwich survey and has performed well in the institutional money manager voting process. He appears on CNBC and other networks to discuss retail and has been quoted extensively by industry publications and the financial press. Patrick started his career in equity research at Credit Suisse in New York. He is a graduate of Boston College and also has an economics-focused master's degree. 

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