This weekend, London was the place to be for the fashion population as the Vogue Festival returned for a third edition with models, designers, photographers and entrepreneurs.
Fashion ateliers took place for two days in London’s Southbank Centre and hot out the festival’s closing doors is the British Vogue’s May 2014 issue. Who’s on the cover? Kate Moss, biensur! What’s the main tagline? ‘The Great British Model Takeover’ isn’t it the perfect way to pin fashion’s capital ambassadors by betting it all safely and cozily on Kate Moss?
Rumor has it that there’s a special edition cover, taken during the Vogue Festival’s first day (Saturday, March 29) with three of the most sought-after British models right now: Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell, Rosie Hungtinton-Whiteley and – surprise – Karlie Kloss!
‘it’s great [the Vogue Festival], especially for us to reach out to young girls, aspiring models, and to explain what a funny life we live.’ said Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
As during the Festival, personalized Vogue cover photo sessions were made available, it’s hard to tell whether this (second) cover will actually made it to the newsstands as it’s hard to challenge Kate the Great’s domination over the Vogue covers of the world (especially of her native’s UK).
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There’s no word about the photographer yet or about the editorial preview – for the cover shot, Kate is wearing a dress from Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 collection with a lurex fringed silver jacket from Salvatore Ferragamo Spring Summer 2012 collection. It has been officially confirmed that Kate Moss is, indeed, the British Vogue’s May 2014 cover girl. The issue is guest-edited by Kate herself who’s wearing items from her new Topshop collection. Freja Beha Erichsen is part of the collection’s premiere pictorial, as styled by Kate.
At least we know which haute fashion collection inspired Kate’s Topshop collection, as shown below…
What surprises me the most, especially after following some of the debates during this weekend’s Vogue Festival, is that Naomi Campbell was one of the guests and she wasn’t cover material enough as to represent both the event and the magazine’s new issue. I can even go as far as understanding why not the young models – although they all had their fair share of Vogue covers – but I do miss a good Naomi pictorial (and not just from Russian magazines).
So many amazing people were invited: from Valentino Garavani to Sarah Burton, from Lily Allen to Franca Sozzani (who was interviewed by Vogue UK editor, Alexandra Shulman and she talked about her and Naomi Campbell’s conjoined efforts to raise awareness about black models in fashion and about their charity works in Africa), Lady Amanda Harlech and the Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Phoebe Philo, Manolo Blahnik and so many grand fashion personalities attended the Vogue Festival program. (images courtesy styledotcom, voguecouk)