The Festival

A highlight of the Fall fashion calendar!

The Vogue Fashion Festival, in partnership with Swarovski, is returning to the Potocki hotel in Paris on November 15 and 16.

This year, the 4th edition of the event will focus on the future of fashion via two main themes: environmental engagement and societal engagement, including diversity and gender equality as well as the issue of brand differentiation.

Calling all professionals, students, fashion and luxury enthusiasts. We look forward to making this occasion an important one. Previous guests include Karl Lagerfeld, François-Henri Pinault, Maria Grazia Chiuri and many others who all shared their experiences and extraordinary viewpoints with audiences. This year, many more special guests and surprises are in store to ensure that you leave inspired.

Our sessions

Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Sessions - Friday, November 15th Morning

Friday, November 15th Morning

1. The reasons for the engagement of a radical house

 

2. Diversity, inclusivity, gender fluidity and new beauty standards: Casting is undergoing a revolution

 

3. The new challenges of physical retail

 

4. In which ways is the hotel industry an example for fashion?

 

5. Bella Hadid : top model new generation

 

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Sessions - Friday, November 15th Morning
Friday, November 15th Morning

 

09:00am › 09:45am
The reasons for the engagement of a radical house

Despite being spectacular in both its fashion and its image, the house Balenciaga is discreet when it comes to its engagement. However, social diversity and sustainability are values integral to the brand at every level.

Speaker:
Cédric Charbit

09:45am › 10:15am
Diversity, inclusivity, gender fluidity and new beauty standards: Casting is undergoing a revolution

Piergiorgio Del Moro & Samuel Ellis Scheinman, casting directors for DMCASTING, work with the biggest luxury fashion houses and the biggest magazines – with Vogue in the lead – share their experience and decode the fast-paced, ever-changing game.)

Speakers: 
Piergiorgio Del Moro

Samuel Ellis Scheinman

10:15am › 10:45am:Break

10:45am › 11:30pm
The new challenges of physical retail

The major challenges facing fashion brands, including committing to sustainability, digitalization and fighting discrimination, also apply to distribution. The fifth-generation since the founding of Galeries Lafayette is now reinventing the customer experience.

Speaker: 
Nicolas Houzé

11:30pm › 12:00pm 
In which ways is the hotel industry an example for fashion?

Issues including securing supply chain, local consumption, decentralization, differentiation, experience and service in the hotel industry have long been the similar to those in fashion.

Speaker:
Amir Nahai

12:00pm › 12:30pm 
Bella Hadid : top model new generation

She is on all the podiums, combines cover and advertising campaigns, Bella Hadid, who has just turned 23, is also the symbol of a new generation of ultra connected supermodels.

Speaker:
Bella Hadid

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Sessions - Friday, November 15th Afternoon

Friday, November 15th Afternoon

1. Victoria Beckham: The footsteps of an icon 

 

2. Innovating on behalf of customers

 

3. Redefining and pushing the boundaries of men’s fashion

 

4. Created diamonds: The stones of engagement

 

5. Preserving the avant-garde 1960s legend with a touch of modernity: The challenge facing Julien Dossena

 

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Sessions - Friday, November 15th Afternoon
Friday, November 15th Afternoon

 

02:30pm › 03:15pm
Victoria Beckham: The footsteps of an icon 

A pop culture star with a golden success story, the English designer who founded her brand ten years ago has now launched her own makeup line. This personal interview will cover her career path, her vision of fashion, the role of women, the evolution of the ever-changing business and her endeavors.

Speaker:
Victoria Beckham

03:15pm › 03:45pm
Innovating on behalf of customers

Can a culture of costumer obsession and technology-led innovation drive a new shopping experience for everyone – whoever you are, whatever you wear? Amazon Fashion thinks so.

Speaker: 
John Boumphrey

03:45pm › 04:15pm : Break

04:15pm › 05:00pm
Redefining and pushing the boundaries of men’s fashion

In five collections for Dior Homme, Kim Jones has totally transformed the fashion house located on Avenue Montaigne. With his tailoring and creativity, as well as various artistic collaborations, he has redefined a certain style and a silhouette at the crossroads of gender and inspirations, while still respecting the house’s codes. 

Speaker: 
Kim Jones

05:00pm › 05:30pm 
Created diamonds: The stones of engagement

Today, created diamonds offer an alternative, responsible solution to the extraction of precious stones. Engagement and sustainability can move forward hand-in-hand with design and excellence: this is Swarovski's promise. 

Speaker:
Nadja Swarovski

05:30pm › 06:00pm 
Preserving the avant-garde 1960s legend with a touch of modernity: The challenge facing Julien Dossena

At the helm of Paco Rabanne, the young designer has served as creative director of the brand since 2013. He has masterfully succeeded in bringing together the emblematic heritage of the brand, his personal vision, and a sense of ultra-modernity. His last punk-rock-infused show was flawless. Enjoy our exclusive interview.

Speaker: 
Julien Dossena

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Sessions - Saturday, November 16th Morning

Saturday, November 16th Morning

1. Business culture and brand identity: The values that make a difference

 

2. Vogue Paris, Vogue UK, Fashion on both sides of the channel

 

3. How can fashion be more ethical?

 

4. Redefining codes: When jewelry gets rebellious

 

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Sessions - Saturday, November 16th Morning
Saturday, November 16th Morning

 

09:00am › 09:45am
Business culture and brand identity: The values that make a difference

Corporate culture, which reflects the DNA and values of a house, determines the coherence of brands and their way of seeing, doing and being. At Saint Laurent, everything starts with creation.

Speaker:
Francesca Bellettini

09:45am › 10:30am
Vogue Paris, Vogue UK, Fashion on both sides of the channel

Speakers: 
Emmanuelle Alt
Edward Enninful

10:30am › 11:00am : Break

11:00am › 11:30am
How can fashion be more ethical?

Speakers: 
Liya Kebede
Max Sirena

11:30am › 12:15pm 
Redefining codes: When jewelry gets rebellious

In 20 years at the helm of Dior Fine Jewelry, Victoire de Castellane has defined a new language composed of volume and color. Her narrative world and her method have revolutionized the creative approach to jewelry design.

Speaker:
Victoire de Castellane

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Sessions - Saturday, November 16th Afternoon

Saturday, November 16th Afternoon

1. Interview with Jeanne Damas, creator of Rouje

 

2. Underlying trends and indicators: Will the world of tomorrow be radically different?

 

3. Media and responsible advertising: How are new alternatives revolutionizing the digital experience?

 

4. Eco responsibility: The inevitable engagement

 

5. Chloé x Natacha Ramsay-Levi: When total femininity defies time

 

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Sessions - Saturday, November 16th Afternoon
Saturday, November 16th Afternoon

 

02:00pm › 02:45pm
Interview with Jeanne Damas, creator of Rouje

Speaker:
Jeanne Damas

02:45pm › 03:30pm
Underlying trends and indicators: Will the world of tomorrow be radically different?

Ahead of the big societal trends: the early signs. They sketch, for those who know how to detect them, the trajectories defining the challenges of the future. In a rapidly changing world, how can we anticipate them?

Speakers: 
Jolanta Bak
Pierre François Le Louët
Christopher Wylie

03:30pm › 04:00pm : Break

04:00pm › 04:30pm
Media and responsible advertising: How are new alternatives revolutionizing the digital experience?

The emergence of responsible consumption is leading brands to change their models and challenge their traditional way of operating, including online advertising. How will the media (re)gain the trust of users and advertisers, as well as transparency for the advertising ecosystem?

Speaker:
Rachid Ait Addi

04:30pm › 05:15pm
Eco responsibility: The inevitable engagement

Speaker:
Morgane Sézalory

Nicolas Gerlier
Sebastien Kopp

05:15pm › 06:00pm
Chloé x Natacha Ramsay-Levi: When total femininity defies time​​​​​​​

A symbol of freedom, sensuality, lightness and, above all, dazzling femininity, the label Chloé has evolved under the helm of the greatest designers. For the past two years, Natacha Ramsay-Levi has been developing and shaping its identity.

Speaker:
Natacha Ramsay-Levi

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Our masterclasses

Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Masterclass - Friday, November 15th Morning

Friday, November 15th Morning

Millennials and companies: A new way of seeing recruitment 

 

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Masterclass - Friday, November 15th Morning
Friday, November 15th Morning

 

09:30am  › 11:00am
Millennials and companies: A new way of seeing recruitment 

With the new generation, the relationship between employees and employers is evolving, and atypical career paths, quests for meaning and intrapreneurship are changing the game. Recruitment experts DRH and young talents with inspiring success stories unpack the new challenges and the winning solutions. 

Speakers:
Béatrice Lazat
Agnès Barret

Jean Vigneron
Nicolas Blanc
Bastien Daguzan

 

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Masterclass - Saturday, November 16th Morning

Saturday, November 16th Morning

How to launch your fashion start-up

 

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Masterclass - Saturday, November 16th Morning
Saturday, November 16th Morning

 

10.00am › 11.30am
How to launch your fashion start-up

You will hear three accounts, with a presentation by each speaker on their journey, project, the steps taken to get there, the pitfalls, and a question and answer session with the audience.

Speakers:
Anne-Sophie Baillet
Ariane de Béchade
Zoé Leboucher

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Masterclass - Saturday, November 16th Afternoon

Saturday, November 16th Afternoon

Digital audiences: How to boost efficiency on social media

 

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Vogue Fashion Festival 2019 - Masterclass - Saturday, November 16th Afternoon
Saturday, November 16th Afternoon

 

15.00pm › 16.30pm
Digital audiences: How to boost efficiency on social media?

Listen to Lisa Gachet, Juliette Levy and Chloé Harrouche who, each in their own way, have all developed the visual identity of their brands and created a loyal community on social media thanks to a unique aesthetic and an immediately recognizable universe.

Speakers:
Lisa Gachet
Juliette Levy
Chloé Harrouche

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Our prestigious guests

Rachid Ait Addi

RACHID AIT ADDI

Teads

Rachid Ait Addi

RACHID AIT ADDI

Teads

Rachid Ait Addi is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Troyes. In 2008, he joined the Financial Times, where he developed online advertising for luxury brands for almost six years and was also at the helm of the launch of the travel app and website How To Spend It. He then went on to work for the Finnish start-up Kiosked as a sales manager. In 2014, he joined Teads, the global media platform, where he is now vice president in charge of luxury products, fashion, sportswear and beauty, for which he provides digital solutions in reliable and secure environments.

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Emmanuelle Alt

EMMANUELLE ALT

Vogue Paris

Emmanuelle Alt

EMMANUELLE ALT

Vogue Paris

Born in Paris in 1967, she began her career at Elle magazine, as a beauty assistant, before joining 20 ans two years later as Fashion Editor where she was appointed Fashion Editor-in-Chief in 1993. In 1998, she was named Fashion Editor-in-Chief for the magazine Mixte, before subsequently leaving in 2000 to go to Vogue Paris where she was Fashion Editor-in-Chief for ten years, before being named Editor-in-Chief of the magazine February 1, 2011.

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Anne-Sophie Baillet

ANNE-SOPHIE BAILLET

Atelier Paulin

Anne-Sophie Baillet

ANNE-SOPHIE BAILLET

Atelier Paulin

Anne-Sophie Baillet is a graduate of the ISEM fashion business school. She started her career as a press officer and gained over ten years of experience in the events industry. She founded Atelier Paulin (named after her father) in 2014 based on the idea of calligraphy in gold wire. A first bracelet, which she made herself when her daughter was born, marked the beginning of the brand. Its strong sense of personalization first charmed social networks, then Colette and Le Bon Marché. 

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Jolanta Bak

JOLANTA BAK

Amarcord

Jolanta Bak

JOLANTA BAK

Amarcord

Jolanta Bak is a graduate in History and Iberian Languages and Literature from the universities of Warsaw, Rice in Texas and Harvard. An expert in strategy and innovation, in 2011 she founded Amarcord in Paris, an agency specializing in consulting for clients in Luxury, High-Tech, Consumer Goods, Automobile and Banking. Blending ethnography, sociology, semiology and narratology, she harnesses the power of a network of experts based across 15 countries to identify emerging trends and take them to the companies she advises.

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Agnès Barret

AGNÈS BARRET

Agent Secret

Agnès Barret

AGNÈS BARRET

Agent Secret

Agnès Barret is a graduate of Sciences Po and of the Institut Français de la mode. She began her career as a parliamentary assistant before joining Céline. At Thierry Mugler, Louis Vuitton, Chloé and Maison Martin Margiela, she held positions as Director of Fashion or Ready-to-Wear, as the interface between design and strategy. In2007, she set up Agent Secret, a recruitment and consulting agency designed to bring together companies and creative talent in fashion, architecture, design, lifestyle and other areas of the creative industries. 

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Victoria Beckham

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria Beckham

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria Beckham started studying ballet at a young age, moving on to pursue her interest in dance at the Laine Theatre Arts college in the United Kingdom. She went on to achieve global stardom with the Spice Girls. Victoria is now a global businesswoman and creative director of the Victoria Beckham brand - launched in 2008 and awarded the prestigious Designer Brand of the Year accolade at the British Fashion Awards in both 2011 and 2014. The brand showcases only the finest craftsmanship, fabrication and materials, with all four Victoria Beckham lines developed at Victoria’s studio in London. As the Victoria Beckham collections become ever more progressive, so this passion for innovation extends to the brand’s communications and creative projects. In 2013 it launched victoriabeckham.com, a website offering both e-commerce and interactive content curated to provide a more intimate view of Victoria’s design approach and working processes. In 2014 Victoria Beckham opened its first store at 36 Dover Street in London – a collaboration with architect Farshid Moussavi to transform a neglected Mayfair townhouse into a shopping destination echoing the dynamism and modernity at the heart of the brand. In March 2016 Victoria opened her second retail site at the Landmark Hong Kong. In 2014 Victoria was appointed International Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS. In this role Victoria is collaborating with UNAIDS to raise awareness around HIV. She has undertaken several global field missions - from China to Africa raising awareness on HIV related stigma and discrimination. In April 2017, Victoria was awarded an OBE for her services to the fashion industry.

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Francesca Bellettini

FRANCESCA BELLETTINI

Yves Saint Laurent

Francesca Bellettini

FRANCESCA BELLETTINI

Yves Saint Laurent

Francesca Bellettini is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan. She began her career in investment banking in London, with Goldman Sachs International, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Compass Partners International. In 1999, she joined the Planning and Development division of the Prada group, before being named operations manager for Helmut Lang. She joined the Kering group in 2003 as Director of Strategic Planning and Associate Director of Merchandising at Gucci. In 2008, she was named Director of Merchandising at Bottega Veneta, then Director of Merchandising and Communications in 2010. In September 2013, she was named Chairman and Managing Director of Maison Yves Saint Laurent. She is also Chairman of the French Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Féminine.

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Nicolas Blanc

NICOLAS BLANC

LinkedIn France

Nicolas Blanc

NICOLAS BLANC

LinkedIn France

Nicolas Blanc holds degrees from the universities of Grenoble and Cambridge, as well as ESCP Europe. He began his career between Paris and London at a communications agency working for major international public institutions. He joined LinkedIn France in 2013, where he supported the biggest luxury players in their digital transformation as Global Account Manager. A branding specialist, he offers his expertise to HR directors to enable them to better plan, recruit and involve teams. 

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From previous years

“Two incredible days meeting with key industry leaders and hearing them share their experiences and visions. Very rewarding.”

Julien

Startupper, guest in 2018

“The event gave me the chance to meet some of the most exciting, passionate and emblematic figures in fashion. It’s an incredible opportunity to be able to talk to them. What I learnt at the event perfectly complements my studies, especially as I was able to ask questions as they came to me, about real fashion issues as I see them now.”

Camille

Student at ESMOD, 2017 participant

“The talks were rich and well-moderated, tackling pertinent themes. The speakers were brilliant, the Festival was a very special chance to hear new points of view that gave pause for reflection.”

Jérôme

Marketing director for a luxury brand, 2017 participant

“I loved hearing about the journeys of Emmanuelle Alt and Caroline de Maigret, along with their practical fashion tips. Being able to listen to recognized fashion experts is a rare opportunity.”

Pauline

Influencer, 2016 participant

“The venue was magnificent, we really felt privileged to be able to get so close to a world we love. The designer Jacquemus was very accessible, I didn’t expect to be able to meet him after the talk. And of course, I will never forget listening to Karl Lagerfeld speak, that will always be one of my biggest moments.”

Léa

Vogue Lovers club member and fashion fan, 2017 participant

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Useful information

Vogue Fashion Festival - Lieu - Hôtel Potocki - EN

Venue

Hôtel Potocki Once again this year, we’ll be waiting for you at Hotel Potocki, near the Champs-Elysées, an exceptional venue with a grand history that makes for the idea home for the prestigious Vogue Fashion Festival.

Schedule

Sessions will be held from 9am to 6:30pm, with masterclasses from 9:30am to 5pm.

The venue will open each morning, half an hour before the first session.

ACCESS

27 avenue de Friedland 75008 Paris

Access:
• Rer A Charles De Gaulle-Etoile
• Métro ligne 1 George V, lignes 2 et 6 Charles De Gaulle-Etoile
• Bus lignes 22, 52
• Parking Etoile Friedland

Prices

Conference sessions
• Half-day conference pass: €270
(€69 for students)
• Day conference pass: €450
(€130 for students)
• Two-day conference pass: €800
(€220 for students)

Please show student ID on the door

 

Masterclasses: €49

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