TEEN VOGUE Fashion U 2012

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TEEN VOGUE's 7th annual Fashion U offers a rare chance to get insights and inspirations from some of the biggest names in the fashion industry.


Saturday, October 20

9:45 am EDT Grace Coddington: The Visionary     Watch On-Demand
Long a fashion-world legend, Vogue's flame-haired creative director was launched into the public consciousness by 2009's hit documentary The September Issue. British-born Coddington began her career as a model before stepping behind the camera to become a fashioneditor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. In 1988 she joined U.S. Vogue, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion stories - often drawing on fairy tales and children's books such as Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz - have become instant classics. A creative leader who always encourages her team to push beyond the frame, Grace will share valuable insights and advice from her extensive experience in the fashion industry.
11:05 am EDT Olivier Theyskens: The Modern Marvel     Watch On-Demand
Belgian born designer Olivier Theyskens started hiseponymous brand in 1997. His sharp design and cutting-edge vision quickly made him one of the most acclaimed and respected designers of his generation. In 2002, Olivier Theyskens was appointed Artistic Director of Rochas, a position he held for four years. He was awarded the title of Best International Designer by the CFDA in 2006, and that same year he took over the position of Artistic Director at Nina Ricci. In 2010, Olivier Theyskens and Andrew Rosen (founder and CEO of Theory) joined their complementary strengths and visionary approaches to contemporary fashion to create the Theyskens' Theory brand. In November of that year, Olivier Theyskens was appointed Artistic Director of the global Theory brand, as well as Head Designer of the Theyskens' Theory collections. These expansive roles have enabled him to explore a variety of design directions and creative expressions, as well as allowing him to offer a newpoint-of-view on modern fashion. Theyskens reveals the challenges and benefits of overseeing a variety of fashion brands as well as the valuable insights he has learned throughout his illustrious career.
12:25 pm EDT Nicole Richie: The Entrepreneur     Watch On-Demand
Nicole Richie is a sensation on many fronts: from Creative Director of a global fashion business to actress as well as philanthropist and writer. A native Californian, Nicole was born and raised in Los Angeles where she developed an appreciation for fashion at an early age. Her love for fashion lead to the creation of the Winter Kate ' House of Harlow 1960 collection. Her premiere clothing collection, Winter Kate, recently launched its Spring 2011 collection globally along with her premiere sunglasses collection under existing label House of Harlow 1960. House of Harlow 1960 (launched in 2008) also continues its successful jewelry and shoe collection. Richie also spends much of her time working with The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation (RMCF), which provides meaningful opportunities to children around the world. In addition to acting, designing and being a philanthropist, she also wrote a best-selling book for Harper Collins called "The Truth About Diamonds." She wrote and released her second novel entitled "Priceless" in 2010. Richie will share how she stays on the pulse with what she is known for and how she influences numerous industries and individuals through her many talents.
2:35 pm EDT Erin Fetherston: The Flower Child     Watch On-Demand
Fetherston was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley before attending Parsons in Paris to study fashion design. She launched her line in 2004, showcasing feminine, romantic, ruffled designs that have since become her signature. The brand earned a devoted celebrity following, and after moving to New York City in 2007, Fetherston was a recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award and finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. In 2009, she was inducted as a member of the CFDA. Last year, she debuted Erin, a new contemporary line, which is enjoying critical acclaim from retail and press. Fetherston will share what inspires her designs and her girly style aesthetic.
3:55 pm EDT Phillip Lim: The Master of Simplicity & Style     Watch On-Demand
Phillip Lim's designs embody elegance and personal style. In this seminar he will take you behind-the-scenes in what the day-to-day is like for this influential designer. He is part of the next generation of great American designers. Find out his story to success and what it's really like being a top fashion designer.
5:15 pm EDT Amy Astley and the TEEN VOGUE Editors     Watch On-Demand
Whether you're interested in becoming a magazine editor and/or are an avid TEEN VOGUE fan, you'll hear firsthand stories of what it takes to produce a top fashion magazine from our panel of editors, led by Editor-in-Chief, Amy Astley. Bring your questions!

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TEEN VOGUE offers you the chance to learn from the stars of fashion as they share their insights and inspirations, straight from TEEN VOGUE's 7th annual Fashion U. event in NYC. Sit back, relax, and experience the best of Fashion U. whenever, wherever.


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