This year’s Forces of Fashion summit kicked off today with six panel discussions with luminaries across the industry including Vogue’s editor in chief Anna Wintour and Maison Margiela creative director John Galliano. After making her welcome remarks, Wintour sat down with fellow international Vogue editors in chief Edward Enninful, from British Vogue, and Vogue China’s Margaret Zhang, as well as Vogue Runway contributing editor Luke Leitch to discuss the global future of the magazine, in a world where fashion is everywhere. “Anything goes now, there is a certain fearlessness,” Enninful said.
Next, Vogue runway director Nicole Phelps sat down with the new creative director of Chloé, Gabriela Hearst. They discussed how the designer, who also creates her eponymous label in New York, will apply the sustainable philosophies she’s honed at her own brand to a storied house like Chloé. The day then shifted into a conversation around styling, featuring Carlos Nazario and Vogue’s Julia Sarr-Jamois, Poppy Kain, and Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Nazario advised young, hopeful stylists to, “open your eyes, look at the world around you, utilize everything as inspiration.”
As for styling for movies, Teen Vogue’s executive editor Danielle Kwateng sat down with Beyoncé’s stylist and creative director Zerina Akers and costume designer Ruth E. Carter. They discussed the importance of collaboration and vision in a medium like film.
To close out the day, two designers in a league of their own swapped and reinvented looks from each other’s archive. Tomo Koizumi and Galliano recycled each other’s creations—with, as Galliano says, “carte blanche.” As for what they created? Well, you’ll just have to watch the videos on demand to find out. Luckily, they’ll be available until July 29.