Naomi Campbell Will Join Vogue’s Virtual Forces of Fashion Summit

The excitement is mounting for this year’s first-ever virtual and global iteration of the Vogue Forces of Fashion summit—and as if the event wasn’t major enough already, the iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell has also signed on to participate. On November 16 and 17, industry giants and Vogue editors will join together digitally to discuss topics such as racial equality, social justice, sustainability, and the future of the industry. The lineup of speakers includes Lizzo, who will be in conversation with designer Jeremy Scott, along with Virgil Abloh, Victoria Beckham, and Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton. Also participating this year will be Alber Elbaz of AZ Fashion, creative director Craig Green, Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee, photographer Ethan James Green, Loewe creative director and founder of JW Anderson Jonathan Anderson, and writer and director Reggie Yates.

Campbell’s panel will be hosted by a yet-to-be-announced special guest, but the discussion

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Slow progress on women’s rights decried at UN summit

More than 170 countries promised during a virtual UN summit Thursday to step up their efforts to advance women’s rights, while the US took aim at China’s claims of leadership on the issue.

The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, marked the 25th anniversary of the seminal 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing. 

“In the coming five years, China will donate another $10 million to UN Women,” President Xi Jinping said in a pre-recorded video, proposing another world meeting on gender equality for 2025.

In her own pre-recorded address, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos condemned the treatment of women in Venezuela, Cuba and Iran, but saved her harshest criticism for Beijing. 

“The worst violator of all in both scope and scale is the host of the conference we commemorate today,” she said. 

“Since 1995, the Chinese Communist Party has been responsible

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ASOS Launches ‘Circular Fashion’ Collection After Commitment At Copenhagen Fashion Summit

‘Fast fashion’ companies face ever increasing scrutiny at the moment, with pressure mounting to alter production practices to make them more sustainable and to discourage seasonal ‘disposability.’

It follows then, that e-tail giant ASOS is taking pains to address the issue. After a commitment at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in 2018 to train all ASOS designers in ‘circular’ design – a process which reduces waste and aims to ensure clothes remain in circulation, rather than heading to landfill after just a couple of uses – the team have now brought out their first circular collection.

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The collection has been designed and produced to meet industry-leading circular design standards, you’ll be pleased to know, and it adheres to eight fundamental circular design principles:

  1. Zero-waste design: Using zero-waste design pattern cutting methods, so that none of the fabric ends up in the bin.

    2. Minimised waste: Using design methods and manufacturing

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