All dedicated fashionistas will know that this coming weekend sees the cream of all things important in the fashion industry coming together under one roof. From some of the biggest names in fashion, including international designers, models, photographers, broadcasters and journalists, anyone who is anyone will be attending the Vogue Festival on the 20th and 21st April at Kensington Gore, London. This event, held in association with Vertu, with individual half day tickets available for both morning and afternoon sessions, allows you to see the main talks and panel discussions, as well as a wide range of additional activities – makeovers, photoshoots, trend talks and fashion films. There will also be a limited-edition T-shirt, designed for the festival by Mulberry. Numbers for this unmissable event are strictly limited – so book your tickets now! To give you a heads up as to what is planned for Friday 20th, we have recreated theprogramme for that day, but be prepared as some names may have to cancel at the last minute and the show does not accept any responsibilty for last minute changes in the programme. Here are the details:
The price is £75 per session. The event is being held at the ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY,
1 KENSINGTON GORE, LONDON SW7 2AR.
DAY ONE: FRIDAY APRIL 20
MORNING, SESSION ONE (9.00-1.45)
9.00 – 9.45 – Registration
10.00 Christopher Bailey, chief creative officer, on his influences and Burberry, with Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman
11.00 – Make It Happen. Three women who have started businesses from their bedrooms reveal the secrets of their success. Alex Brownsell, co-owner of Bleach hair salon Hanna Hanra, editor of The Beat magazine Jaime Perlman, Vogue creative director and editor of Testmag.co.uk. Hosted by Vogue fashion editor Francesca Burns.
12.00 – My Fashion Life Lucinda Chambers, Vogue fashion director Marigay McKee, Harrods fashion and beauty director Matthew Williamson, designer Russell Marsh, casting director.
1.00 – Nigella Lawson, Vogue contributing editor and food writer, in conversation with broadcaster, Kirsty Young
AFTERNOON, SESSION TWO (1.45-6.30)
1.45-2.45 – Registration
2.45 – Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, in conversation with Alexandra Shulman
3.45 – How To Customise One sweatshirt, four ways – designers discuss their customisations with Vogue market editor Emma Elwick-Bates, Mark Fast, Louise Gray, Dr Noki, Simone Rocha.
4.45 – Too Young? Too Old? Does Fashion have an Age Limit? Panel discussion, featuring Lisa Armstrong, Daily Telegraph fashion editor and Vogue contributing editor, Laura Bailey, model and Vogue contributing editor, Edie Campbell, model, Pixie Geldof, model, Mary Portas, Queen of Shops, Anne Robinson, broadcaster.
5.50 – Stella McCartney, designer
DAY TWO: SATURDAY APRIL 21
MORNING, SESSION THREE (9.00-1.45)
10.00 – Diane von Furstenberg, designer
11.00 – Tim Walker in conversation with Kate Phelan
12.00 – Fashion Question Time with leading British designers Holly Fulton Henry Holland Roksanda Ilincic Christopher Kane Mary Katrantzou Nicholas Kirkwood Moderated by Vogue deputy editor Emily Sheffield
1.00 – David Bailey, photographer
1.45-2.45 – Registration
2.45 – Tom Ford, designer and film director, in conversation with Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman
3.45 – How To Customise One sweatshirt, four ways – designers discuss their customisations with Vogue market editor Emma Elwick-Bates JW Anderson David Koma James Long Christopher Raeburn
4.45 – Ask the Models – A Q&A discussion with a panel of star models including Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn, Eva Herzigova and Natalia Vodianova
6.00 – Is it all about the Red Carpet? Panel discussion including William Banks-Blaney Richard Young Rachel Zoe
For more information visit Vogue Festival here.