Forces for Change
Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference returns to New York City on October 11th. This year’s theme—Forces for Change—will deliver plenty of compelling, disruptive figures who make us think about both fashion and the times in which we live in new and exciting ways. During a moment of tumultuous change, it’s only right to celebrate those who are daring to do things differently, from the designers transforming haute couture from the inside out to the radicals reimagining street style; from the challengers upending the modeling industry to the women making their own rules about how to run their fashion businesses; from an environmentalist who brings business and activism together to the individualistic new stars of the red carpet. Forces of Fashion is your chance to hear their stories: real, honest, and utterly engaging. Better yet: There’s plenty more to come—please check back for updates as we announce more guests.
2018 Speakers & Moderators
October 11, 2018 New York City
Milk Studios 450 West 15th Street
The Fight for the Planet
As a label, Patagonia might be deeply practical—but it’s driven by a deep and decades-long passion for the earth. Learn how Chouinard built a sustainable and eco-forward company that increasingly serves as a role model for all brands in today’s world.
The Runway is Reality
In a trend now playing out across the industry, these three young labels—Eckhaus Latta, Gypsy Sport, and Martine Rose—are disrupting the fashion show model by enlisting members of their own communities and reflecting today’s world right back at us.
The Past is Present
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.
450 West 15th Street
New York, New York 10011