Vogue Forces of Fashion
October 10th and 11th 2019
New York City
Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference returns this October to New York City. Now in its third year, the conference will take place over two days and include experiential sessions and group discussions, in addition to a lineup of impactful Q&As with designers, entrepreneurs, and cultural figures.
Expect candid talks with fashion’s most compelling and talented figures, both emerging and established. Confirmed speakers include Tory Burch, Tom Ford, Wes Gordon of Carolina Herrera, Kerby-Jean Raymond of Pyer Moss, and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. More names will be announced in the coming months.
A day of intimate dialogue, lunch with editors and designers, plus cocktails
October 11, 2018 New York City
Milk Studios 450 West 15th Street
They’re not just faces: As spokespeople for diversity of all types, these models are actively engaged in the culture, far beyond fashion’s traditional borders.
The Runway is RealityGlenn Martens and Martine Rose, Rio Uribe, and Yoon and Verbal with Chioma Nnadi
In a trend now playing out across the industry, these four young labels—Ambush, Gypsy Sport, Martine Rose and Y/Project—are disrupting the fashion show model by enlisting members of their own communities and reflecting today's world right back at us.
CULTURE, CONTROVERSY, AND THE MAKING OF A MEGA HITAndrew Bolton and Ryan Murphy
Fashion has never been more more celebrated in museums around the world or on screens big and small. Two very different visionaries on what makes a great show connect with today—plus, expect an exclusive look at what's to come from the Costume Institute in 2019.
The Influencer's InfluenceKris Jenner with Sally Singer
In the worlds of entertainment, fashion, and beauty, who could claim to keep up with Kris Kardashian Jenner? She sits at the helm of a multi-billion dollar business empire that rests on her intuitive and clever stewardship of the careers of her enterprising, breathtaking children. In the age of digital media she has managed to monetize the rituals and routines of daily life--this moment's Holy Grail--more successfully than any person or corporation...but at what price? And where does she seek inspiration and dazzle, off-camera and off-line, given that her antennae are so ceaselessly tuned to what's next? A discussion about family love, fashion savvy, financial wizardry, and future bets.
DON'T JUST SELL: DO SOMETHINGIman, Neil Blumenthal, and David Gilboa with Abby Aguirre
Ever since Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa launched Warby Parker in 2010, they’ve made philanthropy a keystone of their business model. In an era when activism has never been more important, they talk about giving back from the get-go, and how fashion needs to embrace its charitable side like never before. They’re joined by Iman, the iconic model, actress and entrepreneur, whose career has long been entwined with her own philanthropic commitments—the latest being working with Blumenthal and Gilboa.
2018 HighlightsWatch the best moments from Vogue’s 2018
Forces of Fashion Conference
Location & Accommodations
450 West 15th Street
New York, New York 10011
American Airlines, click here for a discount link when booking your flight for this conference
The Dream Downtown
355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Due to scheduling we will not have time for a live Q&A session during this conference, if there are questions you may direct them here: