On September 22nd, the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum team hosted a virtual discussion with visionary retail executive Denise Incandela. Denise provided her insight on how the fashion industry has changed over the past 20 years and where she sees it heading in the future.

Denise shared how she began her career in fashion and offered suggestions to creatives on how to sustain creative endeavors during this time.

Denise Incandela is the Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Walmart’s Women’s Group and Online Brands. She is responsible for transforming fashion across Walmart’s Women’s businesses- womenswear, intimates, and jewelry, and accessories for stores and online. She oversees Moosejaw, Bonobos, Eloquii, and Free Assembly brand – all Walmart direct to consumer brands.

Incandela has an extensive and noteworthy resume including her former role as CEO of Aerosoles, President of Global Digital for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, and EVP and CMO of Saks Fifth Avenue.

This is a discussion full of expert information on the industry that you don’t want to miss! Incandela has been featured in: “50 List”, Glamour “Women of the Year”, Brand Innovator’s “Top 50 Women in Brand Marketing”, Direct Marketing News’ “Marketing Hall of Femme”, Luxury Daily’s “Luxury Women to Watch”, and Retail Online Integration’s “Top Women in Cross-Channel Retail”. Denise has also been featured in a number of leadership books including “How Remarkable Women Lead” and “The Next Generation of Women Leaders”.