Fashion in Focus

Fashion in Focus Collaborative Symposium.

A Collaborative Symposium

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
800 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Immerse yourself in out-of-the-box reflection around supply chain and other aspects of the fashion business with long-term importance to you, your company, and your industry. Spend a day with peer industry leaders and faculty experts for an exchange of ideas and expertise to forge potential future research opportunities in the following areas:

  • new business models in retailing - subscription, rentals, digital-native direct-to-consumer, showrooming, and customization
  • the brave new world of big data
  • merchandising and assortment planning
  • omnichannel retailing - online and in-store experience, fulfillment, and returns
  • re-shoring, near-shoring, and tariffs
  • new technologies - smart apparel, digital design, AI bespoke
  • sustainability


Portrait of Karina Krulig.

Karina Krulig, an accomplished business leader with more than 15 years of experience in the areas of strategy and innovation across a variety of industries, will be our keynote speaker.

Krulig is currently the vice president of Corporate Strategy at VF Corporation, a lifestyle apparel company with a portfolio of brands that includes Vans, The North Face, Timberland and Dickies, amongst others.   In this role, she leads a team responsible for foresight and long-term strategy development, as well as the translation of those strategies into short term, integrated actionable plans.  She oversees Enterprise Risk Management, manages the allocation of investment resources for critical strategic priorities, and is a member of the Corporate Development and Growth Platforms teams that identify and activate new growth opportunities for VF.   

Before joining VF, Krulig held a variety of strategy and innovation roles at NewEdge, an innovation and design agency, and at Standard Textile, a leading vertically-integrated provider of institutional textiles to the healthcare and hospitality industries. She started her career in management consulting at Arthur D. Little.

Krulig holds a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from Tufts University, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

She splits her time between Denver and Miami, where she lives with her husband and two teenage children.   

Symposium Details and Registration

We hope you can join us for Fashion in Focus, an invitation-only complimentary event, on Thursday, September 26th, at the Chubb Hotel and Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, conveniently located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. 

For symposium details and registration, access this link.

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