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).
See more: Kate Moss covers for Vogue UK!
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…
See also: Temperley London took one of Kate Moss’s Topshop dresses as inspiration for one of their dresses!
See also: Kate was wearing a starry Chanel outfit for her birthday a couple of years back!
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)
It’s funny to see the audience of the Vogue Festival. The only people above the age of 30/40 and far older are in the business! I don’t want to be the party pooper it looks very enjoyable for the visitors.
Yes Naomi, whatever her temper is or was, people does change, I also miss the lady on covers and shoots. I believe that since she and that Russian oligarch separated her Russia Vogue covers are over. Stay around Naomi, we like you. I can say “we” hopefully? ;)
Not really impressed with Kate’s Vogue cover. And this Vogue is out yet? Vogue May before it’s April…. it’s not that long ago Vogue wasn’t earlier available then around the 20th of the month for the next month. So confusing….. and no, this not exactly a May Spring cover at all.
No, but festivals are just around the corner and maybe Vogue UK just wanted to catch their weekend festival heat wave and propel full speed ahead. I don’t mind the cover that much – it’s a safe bet. But if I were to express my preferences, I would’ve loved Naomi on the cover! Or – why not – the kind of models-covers Vogue US does – a handful of British beauties – for there are soooo many!
and yes, you’re right – the young generation who was brought up in the digital fashion era seems much more involved in fashion than before. Which is good and bad – bad because it seems unnatural for young individuals to ooze personal style as they have not yet developed a ‘person’ and good because creativity runs strong at younger age.. I think.
Models-covers the Vogue US? Celebrities? .
I do not agree that young persons cannot have yet a personal style. Style and creativity comes from within. The rest is media-blabber-blabber. Thankfully I still see enough people, young and old (er) having their own style. :)
Remember that multi-model cover they used to do for the april-may issue? That was my comparison idea… I miss those covers, I think they’re my favorite style of fashion covers :)
I do believe one can only develop a ‘personal style’ once he or she has developed a person. A personality. If they develop that personality earlier, good for them! But we won’t know it’s their ‘style signature’ until they pass the test of time… Which brings me to the same style timeline… This is, however, my personal perspective on fashion and style, shaped by my personal experience. :) I’m looking forward to finding out more points of view on the matter! <3
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