If there’s one thing Vogue Singapore has prided itself on since its inception in 2020, it is the constant pursuit of innovation. Time and time again, we have pushed the boundaries of fashion and technology to empower and inspire change with the work that we do. Recall the AI-generated cover stars in March’s ‘Roots’ issue, the heat-reactive September cover and most recently, our October ‘Voices’ cover embedded with a NFC-enabled Continuity™ Chip that unlocks an immersive soundscape experience.
It is in this precise forward-looking spirit that we present ‘Next in Vogue’, a landmark event from 17-19 November that takes us into the future of fashion, exploring the ways in which the industry will continue to evolve with technology, culture and entertainment.
Supported by Singapore Tourism Board and presented in collaboration with The Singapore EDITION, the three-day extravaganza will encompass insightful panel discussions, exciting brand activations, inspiring masterclasses and an exclusive gala to celebrate Vogue Singapore’s third anniversary.
Below, find the highlights of what to expect at ‘Next in Vogue’—from the brand activations to keep on your radar to the speakers to look out for.
‘Next in Vogue’ Conversations
Take a peek into the future of fashion with a first-of-its-kind gathering of fashion’s key players. With 11 panel discussions across two days, ‘Next in Vogue’ Conversations assembles local and global thought leaders for insightful discussions on how innovation and culture is revolutionising the fashion landscape.
Day One sees a deep dive into the impact of innovation on fashion, delving into the influence of technology on the local and regional fashion industry. In ‘New Ways Forward: How emerging technologies influence the fashion landscape’, speakers such as Leanne Elliott Young (CEO and co-founder of Institute of Digital Fashion) and Iddris Sandu (CEO of Spatial Labs) will explore how augmented reality, artificial intelligence and digital wearables are shaking things up for the fashion industry.
Led by Vogue Singapore fashion features editor Maya Menon, ‘Singapore Style—Fashion identity in a multicultural nation’ then examines the local sartorial landscape through notable emerging trends in the nation and the way they relate to our many identities. To end the day’s programme, host and Vogue Singapore contributor Yvette King moderates a discussion on ‘How the music and entertainment industry is influencing fashion’, with key personalities like Yung Raja, Glenn Yong and Tan Kheng Hua on the panel.
The second day of the event then shifts the focus onto the next generation of fashion—presenting a series of conversations led by those who will be shaping the industry for years to come. Musician Shye, creative multi-hyphenate Mae Tan, digital artist Shavonne Wong and sustainability illustrator Qiyun Woo gather to chat about their artistic processes and the intricacies of navigating an ever-changing creative landscape in ‘Voices: The Next Generation’. Meanwhile, ‘Content 3.0—Where do we move with storytelling?’ sees TikTok’s head of brand partnerships Victoria Yustinovich and L’Oréal Luxe’s regional head of social commerce and digital marketing Christophe Lu alongside two Singaporean content creators in a conversation on the evolution of digital content and the future of storytelling.
The final panel of the two-day activation offers guests a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to create an issue of Vogue Singapore to life. From the curation of themes to the art direction, hear from Vogue Singapore’s editors in ‘The making of a magazine’ as they chat about bringing the publication’s unique vision to life.
Discover the full list of panels and speakers on the ‘Next in Vogue’ microsite.
Step into Vogue Closet, where you’ll find an immersive playground of fashion, beauty and technology. With digital and physical fashion selected by the editors of Vogue Singapore on display, at the centre of the activation lies a designer exhibition, featuring the debut showcases of Asian designers Bad Binch Tong Tong and Miss Sohee.
Known for their bold and imaginative work, their designs—made available in Singapore for the first time—will include looks that have been worn by celebrities at iconic red carpet events. Together with the showcase, also look forward to a gorgeous display by Swarovski, a pop-up on AI-enabled beauty experiences by Spatial Labs and the opportunity to co-create an exclusive shade of Kiki’s Pretty Nail Graffiti at the Kiki World pop-up.
Find the full list of activations here.
Vogue Glam Room
For the beauty enthusiasts and make-up aficionados, the Vogue Glam Room is where you’ll find masterclasses, intimate panel talks and an interactive display of innovative beauty brands. Discover how to best create new hairstyles and care for each hair type in an exclusive Dyson Hair Care masterclass presented together with professional stylist Yann Beyrie, and learn to elevate your beauty routine with SK-II’s ‘Charge up your beauty with SK-II x Maison Kitsuné’ masterclass and pop-up.
For the full list of activities, keep an eye on the ‘Next in Vogue’ microsite.
Vogue Foundation pop-up at Boutique Fairs Singapore
Driven by a commitment to supporting local talent, craftsmanship and creativity, the Vogue Singapore Foundation spotlights three exceptional local designers through a pop-up at this year’s event from 17 to 19 November. Each embodying the mastery of craft-focused designs, the three designers are beadwork artist Denise Chong, contemporary womenswear and menswear label Studio Vetyver, and natural dye and art studio Project Coal. ‘Next in Vogue’ ticket holders enjoy complimentary access to Boutique Fairs Singapore—the perfect way to wind down after two days of panels and masterclasses.
Discover the full ‘Next in Vogue’ line-up and purchase tickets here. Early bird ticket sales end on 27 October 2023.