Hello my Fahionistas. Today I have a very exciting blogpost for you all. In the past few weeks Selfridges in Manchester organised fantastic fashion related events to celebrate British Vogue magazine beeing 100 years.
‘Why Fashion Matters” panel talk took place in September and I was one of the lucky bloggers to be invited . The panelist included Frances Corner, head of the London School of Fashion and author of ‘Why Fashion Matters’, model and columnist Naomi Shimada, stylist and art director Alexandra Stedman. The topic of discussion was about our love-hate relationship with fashion, social and economic and political meaning of fashion. On the Q&A event we discussed why women are always judged more than men in terms of what we wear on a daily basis, why we buy more cloth and how we should be changing our purchasing habits, rejecting “fast fashion” in favour of “investment pieces” and recycling fabrics and yarns into alternative products. All these topics were of a massive interest of mine and I cannot describe the level of excitement and enjoyment I received at the event. At the end we all got a copy of Frances Corner’s new book ” Why Fashion Matters” and of course I could not pass an opportunity to take a picture with Frances.
Another memorable and very inspiring event took place on Thursday 13 of October when the longest serving editor in British Vogue history Alexandra Shulman came to Manchester Selfridges for an intimate conversation with all the fashionistas at San Carlo. Wow, it was a dream come true! I’ve always been a huge admirer of Alexandra’s work in Vogue and to take part in such event felt totally unreal.
The discussion was based around a new documentary about Vogue magazine that aired not that long ago – Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue (BBC2). Audience asked Alexandra a number of questions about the authenticity of the facts presented in the film, the working process etc. I was amazed by the amount of work the team puts into every new issue before it sees the light of day. Alexandra told us many interesting stories one of which was about the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton who was picked for Vogue’s centenary issue ‘s cover. Photographed by Josh Olins in the Norfolk countryside, the Duchess appears in a 10-page shoot within the June 2016 issue, the first magazine shoot that she has ever consented to. Alexandra comments, “For me personally it has been a wonderful experience to have had the opportunity to work with her on this, and I am immensely proud of what we have produced. This special issue of the magazine is very close to my heart as it had to reflect on 100 years of British Vogue, and so I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture with these pictures.”
I am still under impression of the events, it was a fantastic and unique experience. Massive thanks to Carousel PR for inviting me X