This year’s Vogue Festival which takes place at the Southbank Centre in London at the weekend, will be the second of its kind. Last year, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Christopher Bailey and indeed David Bailey, all made appearances at its two-day inaugural event, celebrating all things fashion.
Bringing together designers, models, editors and photographers, this year’s line-up includes: Donatella Versace, Mario Testino, Anna Dello Russo, Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Natalie Massenet, Paul Smith and Michael Kors, who will all share their industry stories.
Our editor has been a Vogue contributor, and is looking forward to the discussion: Behind the Scenes of a Vogue Cover Shoot with Vogue’s British editor, Alexandra Shulman. For those just starting out in the business, there are also some really useful and inspiring talks, too: So, You Want To Be A Fashion Designer? examines what it takes to lauch a successful fashion career, or a Fashion Journalism Mentoring Panel where you’ll get to pick the brains of several Vogue editors, and a Modelling Mentoring Panel where you can meet bookers from Elite and Storm modelling agencies.
Paul Smith will talk about his 40-year career in fashion, whilst Natalie Massenet, the founder and executive chairman of Net-a-Porter, and chair of the British Fashion Council will talk about the period that saw her rise from magazine junior to digital pioneer, and in doing so, revolutionise the way we shop. And for fashion eco-warriors, “queen of green”, Livia Firth will be part of a discussion that examines how fashion can change perceptions and convey messages in Can Fashion Change The World?
Besides interviews, panel discussion and talks, there will also be plenty of other hands-on, high glamour activities, including cover-shoots, workshops, makeovers and demonstrations.
See you there!
The Vogue Festival 2013 runs from 27 to 28 April. For further information please visit: http://www.vogue.co.uk/special-events/vogue-festival-2013
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