Forces of Fashion presents the first Italian edition of talks and live experiences with the most prominent protagonists of Italian and international fashion organised by Vogue Italia and distributed with the new hybrid events platform of Roma Capitale.
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Rome keeps confirming its extraordinary bond with fashion by hosting the iconic Vogue event Forces of Fashion, which arrives in Italy for the first time in the spaces of the former Testaccio slaughterhouse. This event represents the launch of Action 3, 'Smart Events' of the ROMA SMART TOURISM project, promoted by Roma Capitale with funding from the Ministero del Turismo within the framework of the fund in favour of municipalities with a cultural, historical, artistic, and landscape vocation, in whose territories are located sites recognised by Unesco as World Heritage Sites.
Realised with the contribution and under the patronage of the Assessorato ai Grandi Eventi, Sport, Turismo e Moda di Roma Capitale, Forces of Fashion shines the spotlight on the world of fashion and its interpreters and represents an extraordinary opportunity to meet and to have creative exchanges between the public and those who inspire, create, live fashion and write about it - famous designers and talented new stylists, Vogue editors, movie stars, industry entrepreneurs, journalists and influencers.
The exclusive initiative, with free participation and registration required, presents a rich program of workshops, experiential spaces, initiatives dedicated to future careers in the fashion industry and talks, also available in streaming on the dedicated Forces of Fashion website, hosted in two large pavilions, 9A and 9B, of the suggestive architectural complex.
Among the great protagonists of the event, the actress, model and director Isabella Rossellini in a conversation about cinema with Paola Malanga, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma and the Rome Film Festival; Sabato De Sarno, Artistic Director of Gucci, in dialogue with Francesca Ragazzi, Head of Editorial Content of Vogue Italia, and Pierpaolo Piccioli, Artistic Director of Valentino, in a talk with the playwright and radio and television host Concita De Gregorio, who tell their fashion vision; Silvia Venturini Fendi, Accessories Artistic Director and Men's Collections at Fendi, and Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of Dior's women's Haute Couture, ready-to-wear and accessories collections, moderated by Silvia Schirinzi, discuss the role of women in the sector.
ACT N°1, Gisèle Claudia Ntsama, Cormio, lessico familiare, Medea, Panconesi, Niccolò Pasqualetti, SSHEENA - talents of Fashion Panorama - The Italian New Wave, the project of Vogue Italia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – take the stage together with Emanuele Coccia, Associate Professor and writer, illustrating the Italian trend of the new young Italian designers: "Building new aesthetics".
The talk program ends with Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and European Editorial Director of Vogue, and Francesca Ragazzi in an extraordinary conversation on the prestigious fashion magazine and its history.
Furthermore, thanks to a collaboration with Marsilio Arte and the Capitoline Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, from 19 to 22 October, as part of the initiative, it will be possible to visit the exhibition “Helmut Newton. Legacy” at the Ara Pacis Museum (open to the public from 18 October) together with Francesca Marani, Senior Photo Editor of Vogue Italia, by purchasing tickets on the Forces of Fashion minisite starting from the end of September.
Saturday 21 October