This weekend U.K.’ mega department store Harrods presents The Vogue Festival 2015@Royal College of Art. If you are in the area, this could prove to the two-day fashion intensive you just might need to give you a leg-up on the business.
At what’s being termed “two days of fashion, debate, ideas and fun” the big name attendees for this year’s Fest will include such fashion notables as Alexa Chung, Jean Paul Gaultier, Roksanda Erdem Moralioglu, Stella Tennant, Tim Walker…to name but a few. There will be a masterclass, talks, a hair bar, free manicures by Topshop, a vitamin check for good health and even better look, food provided by Harrod’s Café’, and the Vogue Shop selling one-of-a-kind Fest-only merch.
The Saturday program includes an early morning talk by Vogue’s Lucinda Chambers, Christian Louboutin dishing dirt, a visual feast of Tim Walker’s extrodinary photographic work…with the man himself, then the Master Class “Breaking into Fashion Photography” with Vogue’s Jaime Perlman, Rory Payne and Camilla Lowther of CLM…and then later a talk by Jean Paul Gaultier!
Sunday’s schedule brings more Master Classes, starting with how to be a “Successful Fashion Editor,” Bobbi Brown and Kate Upton talking with Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, a second Master Class for the day about fashion journalism and the day ending in what is sure to prove a highlight of the weekend, John Galliano speaking with Alexandra Shulman.
The activities for the weekend include “The Vogue Surgery” where Vogue experts advise attendees on their style and style questions, Bobbi Brown make-up artists and Kérastase stylists on hand at “The Beauty Station” to teach and touch, Vogue editors giving “Trend Talks” that afore mentioned “Nail Bar” presented by Topshop and the infamous “Vogue Shop” which will feature limited-edition merchandise, styles by Sweaty Betty, Birchbox Editor’s Survival Kit, books and more.
Tickets for the Vogue Festival 2015 can be bought here: http://www.vogue.co.uk/special-events/vogue-festival-2015/buy-tickets and include admission to talks and masterclasses, as well as the welcome to walk the full space for all activities. There are also “foyer-only” tickets available for those wanting to forgo the classes and talks and looking just to access the activities…and the see-and-be-scene.