TOR | #MustHave16 Showcase Event
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

TOR | #MustHave16 Showcase Event

  • Art of Fashion at The Lodge on Queen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Art of Fashion is hosting a celebratory fashion show at Lodge on Queen to showcase all of the finalists’ designs from the #MustHave16 Summer Dress Competition. One winner will be announced at the event and partner with Fresh Collective to sell their winning design in stores.

Tickets are available to the public for $35.00 CAD.


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TOR | Mentorship Day
Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

TOR | Mentorship Day

Part of the Art of Fashion's #MustHave16 Summer Dress Competition, the top 10 finalists are invited to a mentorship event. Jennifer Pilkington, RETAIL ASSEMBLY's own Managing Director, will be giving a talk on Measuring Sales Success as a new brand / designer. It's not easy starting out, but knowing what opportunities and risks to look for in your business, and with your retailers will help ensure your growth.

 

PRESENTATION | MEASURING SALES SUCCESS

  • Achieving sales targets
  • Creating a sell strategy
  • Key metrics in measuring success

 

Tickets are available for $25.00 CAD for fashion industry professionals.

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TOR | Student Career Night
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

TOR | Student Career Night

RETAIL ASSEMBLY at Ryerson University Fashion Zone Student Career Night

Network with #fashion industry experts and learn about careers in fashion. Fashion Group International and Fashion Zone at Ryerson University are delighted to host a career panel to educate students interested in fashion on various career paths in the industry. Our very own Managing Director, Jennifer Pilkington, will be one of the panelists.

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TOR | #MustHave16 Announcement - Finalists
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

TOR | #MustHave16 Announcement - Finalists

The Art of Fashion will announce the #MustHave16 Summer Dress Competition's finalists Friday March 18, 2016. Applications have been reviewed and sketches have been deconstructed. Stay tuned to see who made the cut.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • PERSONAL PRESENTATION including professionalism and expertise
  • BRAND including quality of brand elements and alignment with the Fresh Collective customer
  • GARMENT including style, wear-ability, and marketability
  • MARKETING including social media presence and growth and the ability to sell
  • CUSTOMER FEEDBACK from Fresh Collective's customer

 

COMPETITION SITE | artoffashion.org

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Aug
17
to Aug 18

Montreal | Retail Math Session

Retail Math Session
595.00

Product is what drives most professionals into the fashion and retail industry. Supporting that product, from production to sales, is retail math. Dive into our LA Retail Math sessions for a deeper understanding.

OBJECTIVE | Advance participants understanding of how retail math affects both the commerce and customer-facing aspects of the business.

By planning and manipulating the various factors impacting profit and sales, participants can expect greater confidence in their roles and a broader toolbox for growing their businesses.

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Jul
28
to Jul 29

Toronto | Retail Math Session

Retail Math Session
595.00

Product is what drives most professionals into the fashion and retail industry. Supporting that product, from production to sales, is retail math. Dive into our LA Retail Math sessions for a deeper understanding.

OBJECTIVE | Advance participants understanding of how retail math affects both the commerce and customer-facing aspects of the business.

By planning and manipulating the various factors impacting profit and sales, participants can expect greater confidence in their roles and a broader toolbox for growing their businesses.

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Jun
17
3:30 PM15:30

Toronto | The Being Bought Seminar

SEMINAR | BEING BOUGHT Every great product needs an audience - and some require square footage on store shelves. The Being Bought seminar will get you some tips, tools and resources to put you onto retailer sites (and shelves). From approaching the right buyers, to being bought, then onto what to expect (and what the retailer expects) once you’ve got an order, the session will help you generate wholesale sales professionally, and effectively. 

 

Hosted by Jennifer Pilkington | A merchant first, now Managing Director of RETAIL ASSEMBLY Inc., Jennifer works with the globe’s best brands and retailers to train and develop their business talent. She spent \ a decade buying and planning for Canada’s best - Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, Aritzia. Now her work with industry organizations, tradeshows, universities, industry not-for-profits spans CPG, fashion, lifestyle, and tech and includes professionals at adidas, Louis Vuitton, TOMS, etc.

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Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Vancouver | Industry Innovators Panel

Jennifer Pilkington of RETAIL ASSEMLBY returns to KNOWSHOW, Canada’s premier lifestyle tradeshow, Tuesday July 29th at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the ‘Taking the Long View: Building Business Longevity’ panel discussion. 

 

From the inception of the retail learning sessions, RETAIL ASSEMBLY has engaged the retailers attending. This year, Ms. Pilkington will be presenting to this same group: a one-hour session at 10:00 am titled “Better Markdowns”. However, this reaches only about half of the show’s 2800 attendees. 

 

“This season, we also wanted to connect with the broader industry – including the marketing and sales professionals in attendance”, says Pilkington of the additional panel offering. “KNOWSHOW attendees are always open to be inspired in business, and we have some incredibly innovative and successful brands and retailers in our midst”. Tapping into the panel’s stories and solutions to build a brighter future is what KNOWSHOW and RETAIL ASSEMBLY hope to accomplish. 

 

 

The panel includes Jamie Cormack, co-founder Hershel Supply Co., Sean Miller, head of business development at No Limits Group, and Walter Manning, owner of Old Faithful Shop The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Pilkington, managing director of RETAIL ASSEMBLY Inc..

 

 

Please join the conversation Tuesday July 29th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl in Vancouver British Columbia.

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