Vogue Festival 2014: the destination for fashion
The Southbank Centre was the chosen destination for the Vogue Festival this year, another celebration of some of the greatest minds, models and designers in the ever-changing industry. We went with open minds to see what great treasures we would find, and we most definitely weren’t disappointed.
To start the day, we joined some of the world’s most successful models: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jourdan Dunn, Edie Campbell and America’s lovely Karlie Kloss. The talk lasted for around an hour, with Karlie showcasing her famous walk, and the exclusive performance of “The Edie”. With finding out things such as how they came into the industry, their other endeavours, the most adventurous things they have done for fashion and a Q and A session at the end, we were full with insider information with a front-row seat.
After the talk we were greeted by an abundance of workshops, including the Vogue Shop, Cool Girl Hair, the Burberry make-up stand and so much more. The professional hairdressers offered five key styles for this season that have appeared in fashion weeks across the world, giving everyone the chance to have runway-ready hair.
Then we queued to have an exclusive talk with a Vogue editor at the show-and-tell stand, gaining a valuable insight into the industry. After this, none other than Pixie Geldof walked onto the scene, ready for her talk with other entrepreneurs in this competitive market.
Also on offer was the Vogue cinema, with free popcorn (yes you heard us) and a viewing of behind-the-scenes access into one of the world’s largest fashion empires; then after you had filled up on that snack, you could refresh yourself with one of two signature healthy Harrods smoothies, made with only the best fresh ingredients.
If all of that wasn’t enough, there was also a Harrods exhibition, where you could have someone inspect your make-up bag, telling you what’s in and what’s most definitely out, a catwalk where you could display your high-heeled walking talent, and if that wasn’t to your taste, then you could relax flicking though your free Harrods magazine, and eat one of their limited edition cupcakes.
With so much to see, do, and take part in, you didn’t only leave feeling excited and exhausted, but with a hankering to do it all again next year.