The Lead bridges the fashion & retail industry with the global Silicon Valley, empowering the industry's transition to digital centricity. We focus on the sweet spot in the fashion, retail and technology markets where innovation is shifting behavior and creating new business opportunities.


The Lead connects a community of iconic fashion brands & retailers, rising digital natives, emerging start-ups, investors & the wider fashion-retail-commerce ecosystem.


Our events curate the most forward looking discussions & influential speakers, while emphasizing meaningful connections.


The Lead’s annual research lists identify category leaders – digital native brands & technology start-ups – that collectively point to the future of fashion, retail & commerce.


The Lead’s research, editorial content & programming focus on start-up driven innovation across the value chain.