Insider Access: Vogue’s 2nd Annual ‘Forces of Fashion’ Conference

Vogue’s 2nd Annual ‘Forces of Fashion‘ Conference happened last week and we still can’t get over how inspiring the whole experience was. Visual Therapy co-founder Jesse Garza was able to give us the inside scoop from the event, which included a number of inspiring and iconic speakers—we’re talking Anna Wintour, Pierpaolo Piccoli of Valentino, actress and singer Zendaya, and plus size model Ashley Graham, amongst others.  Each guest speaker hit on a different topic, with everything from girl power and modern modeling to design and street style dressing being discussed.

Each speaker gave the audience a real glimpse into what it takes to be successful in the saturated and high pressure industry that is high fashion. It was fascinating to learn about the lives and struggles of some of the most powerful people in the industry. Pierepalo Piccoli mentioned that as much as trends are draw inspiration from the past, everything must relate to the modern world, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner spoke on the idea of always having to be “on” and the pressures society, social media, and the fashion industry place on their outward appearances.

Jesse spoke to us about what he gained from the whole experience, stating the importance of bringing the new generation of bloggers and influencers together with industry veterans. Both groups have a lot to learn from the other and especially in a market that is evolving and growing so quickly, its crucial to join forces and regularly discuss the changes in the industry.

See some shots from this exciting event below, we can’t wait to hear the lineup for next year’s event!

Pierpaolo Piccioli and Hamish Bowles

Eva Chen, Clare Waight Keller, and Anna Wintour

Ashley Graham, Zendaya, and Paloma Elsesser

Anna Wintour