Vogue Festival 2014

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 Vogue festival 2014 in association with Harrods

Vogue festival 2014 in association with Harrods

 Harrods catwalk @ The `Vogue festival 2014

Harrods catwalk @ The `Vogue festival 2014

Three big names, three very different fashion lives - that's what I discovered this afternoon as Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers took to the Vogue Festival stage with Tory Burch, Angela Missoni and Manolo Blahnik to talk about their respective career paths.

  Tory Burch, Angela Missoni and Manolo Blahnik

Tory Burch, Angela Missoni and Manolo Blahnik

I knew I wanted a career, I worked out of my apartment for the first two and a half years,” recalled Burch, pointing out that growing up she was in fact something of a tomboy and fashion didn’t really interest her.

”My prom dress was my first dress and that was a big deal at the time,” she said. But it was filling a gap in her own wardrobe that led her to launch her label, something which has since seen her become the second youngest female self-made millionaire in the world.

”I laugh when I remember saying that I wanted to build a global lifestyle brand and I had no idea what that meant or what it would take,” she said. The answer? A lot of cold-calling and being honest with potential investors. “I said: be prepared to lose it [your money].” It turns out that neither they nor she had to worry. But she’s quick to point out that it’s not just down to her: “I’m the CEO and the designer but I’d never be able to do it without my team.
— Tory Burch Vogue Festival
 Angela Missoni - Vogue festival

Angela Missoni - Vogue festival

For Angela Missoni, meanwhile, the idea of a team came inbuilt,  being party of the famous Missoni family.

My parents travelled and so they would take me with them. I was there at the first show at five years old. I met everybody, I was always there,” she said. But that’s not to say that she wanted to be a part of the label and its daily workings from the outset. “We grew up very free,” she said.

Dabbling with jewellery first, she then realised that she did in fact want to do fashion, but started with her own thing. Three seasons in and her mother started to get ideas. “She asked had I ever thought of doing the mainline. ‘I think you should because I’m tired and you have to do fashion when you’re young and have passion,’ she said.
— Angela Missoni
 Manolo Blahnik - Vogue Festival  

Manolo Blahnik - Vogue Festival  

For Blahnik, however, the idea of a team is something of a foreign concept.

I do everything. I sketch, I try the shoes, I do everything. I’m surprised that people have teams, that’s crazy. The only thing I don’t do is the sizing because I don’t like numbers.” One thing he is adamant about, however, is the need for comfort when it comes to shoes.
— Manolo Biahnik

Something that he clearly learned through his forays into making rubber shoes for Ossie Clark back in the Seventies (which he confessed weren't so successful) as well as  silver foil shoes for lizards when he was young.