VOICES is the place where the global fashion community comes together to exchange ideas and opinions on the most important topics facing fashion today.
Our vision is to build the world's most impactful community across 50 global cities, and unite everyone who is passionate about creating a better world.
Throughout the years perfecting Promo Magazine, we felt like we could do more to help our community and the emerging fashion creatives gain some prospect on how to move forward. Promo presented a number of creatives around the globe in our magazine, now its time to bring all of those creatives together. Our keynote event will happen every five months for the big thinkers, entrepreneurs and inspiring people who are shaping the wider world.
The VOICES platform also hosts discussions across a wide range of issues facing the industry, from sustainability and the human cost of fashion's supply chains to untapped business opportunities in technology and the plus-size market. Explore our discussions below.
Official Launch: January 20th, 2018
New York & Washington D.C
Born and raised in the Ecuadorian city of Cuenca, Ruiz established her creative inclinations for striking contrasts in patterns and asymmetries at an early age. It wasn’t until she participated in several beauty pageant shows for Miss Peru and Miss Ecuador, that she decided to embark on an entirely new venture: one that she could call her own. Soon after, Ruiz made the journey to China and acquired a comprehensive education in dressmaking.
His rise to becoming one of Manila’s sought-after haute couture designers is a beautiful story of pursuing happiness, hard-work, dedication, and humility. The story continues with Michael Leyva’s official presence in the United States, bringing his ornate gowns to the Los Angeles fashion district.
Lulu Figueroa is a doe-eyed Spanish beauty who is the daughter of Álvaro Figueroa Griffith and Lucila Domecq Williams and a descendant of the Counts of Romanones. But more importantly she is an up and coming artist whose colorful and whimsical pantings have already been shown in a number of exhibitions, most notably one sponsored by the Marlborough Gallery.
Jessica Markowski is part of the hyphenated generation whose creativity isn’t limited to just one area. Model, actress and content creator is how she describes herself. You could add to that hard working and determined. Markowski, who lives in New York City, comes from a family of immigrants who instilled in her a strong work ethnic and a drive to succeed.
Daniel de la Falaise was one of the most relevant models of the 90’s and has been photographed by the greatest. Then his life took an interesting twist. He became the right-hand man to his famed uncle Mark Birley working as a chief in his restaurant, Harry’s Bar. In this exclusive interview, he opened up about food, the sex of the vegetables, his new book, and his grandmother, the great Maxime de la Falaise, who was Warhol’s muse and a key person in Daniel’s life.
Almost exclusively black garments shower the Parisian runways of Noir Kei Ninomiya’s collections. Far from simple, innovative techniques, fabrics and silhouettes encapsulate the pioneering and cult heritage of Comme des Garçons, of which the brand emanates. Ninomiya intends to evoke an emotional experience for the wearer through nuance, delicate and subtle details, and personal to only those in the garments.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Angela Missoni ’s reign at the head of the family owned Missoni house. During those two decades she has proven over and over again that there is always room for creativity, even within the confines of a house’s iconic DNA. In the case of Missoni, the brand’s hallmark colorful knitwear, in zigzag shades, has been the upbeat foundation for countless collection. Each one a master class in color blending, knitwear innovation and feel good fashion.