COTERIE, the premier global event within the New York marketplace that bridges women’s apparel and accessory designers to the international ‘Who’s Who’ of retailers, opened the February show with its first-ever live photo shoot, and a series panels covering ethical and sustainable fashion, the power of brick and mortar, and the business of influencers.
This season, COTERIE produced its first-ever live photo shoot featuring upcoming styles and trends from the FW ’19 season. The two-day shoot, styled by William Graper and Jeff Lasota, exclusively showcased apparel and accessories from the show’s current designers and brands such as Black Coral, Alexis Bittar, KUKHAREVA, Leo and Lin, Laia, Moda Zeta and others. Attendees experienced the behind-the-scenes production of a real-time editorial shoot including live styling, photography by Mani Zarrin, model grooming, and photo editing. Final images and video were shared on the COTERIE social media account (@Coterie_Show) and the UBM Fashion blog.
In addition, COTERIE hosted a series of panels dedicated to discussing sustainability, retail, and influencer relations with some of the industry’s top voices. Panels included “The Daily x COTERIE Fashion Influencer Panel”, Conscious Fashion Campaigns’ “The Future of Fashion” panel, and “The Power of Brick & Mortar” presented by Sofia Karvela of Le Board. Afternoon panelist includes influencers Danielle Bernstein (@WeWoreWhat) and Grace Atwood (@GraceAtwood), Author Aliza Licht, Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office at the United Nations Office for Partnerships, and Sarah Tam, CMO of Rent the Runway, among others.
Leading retailer’s attended COTERIE, this season including Amazon.com, Anthropologie, Barbara Jean, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Coplons, Harvey Nichols UK, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Stitchfix, Shopbop.com, Takashimaya, Uniquities, and Weekends.