The goal of Forces of Fashion starts with: discussing impact and The most relevant issues redefining the fashion industry. This week, the annual summit returns as a global event, staged in New York City, Mexico City and London. Its fall edition in Mexico City brings together a series of talks with various industry figures, reflecting how the creative industries are formed.
In the Mexican capital, attendees enjoyed brunch and a variety of social spaces in addition to exclusive access to seven sessions. Below is a review of the lessons learned from these conversations.
Karla Martinez Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior, de Salas, editorial content director at Vogue Mexico and Latin America, discusses how culture is The core of fashion. They explore how luxury brands find space to reconfigure their creative expression through artisanal work, while maintaining aesthetic norms.
“In Mexico, there are many sources of inspiration; from surrealism to artistic expression,” says Grazia Chiuri. Chiuri also expressed her vision to support women’s creativity and how important this is for a brand like Dior. In addition, she revealed her origins as a designer and how her very personal approach to design allowed her to create her own Dior.
Karla Martinez de Salas,
of Head of Editorial Content Vogue Mexico and Latin America, and Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri.
to reconnect with our roots and give the Latin sound in music
Singer and songwriter Camila Cabello –
Vogue Mexico and Latin America October Cover Star – Join ed Forces of Fashion from New York to talk about her Latin roots. “I always try to incorporate my Mexican and Cuban culture. Whether it’s in clothing or accessories; I love working with Mexican artists because we come from a very rich culture and heritage with thousands of years of tradition,” she said.
Cabello, first on the cover
Vogue Mexico and Latin America , also reflecting her growth over the years. “At that time, I was both excited and scared. I was years old, but I have no formative experience. I have grown a lot since then. Now in , my life is more professional, I’m more confident, I spend more time writing music and collaborating with other people,” she said.
In June this year, the singer released her album
Familia, A highly personal project exploring her roots. “I grew up listening to jazz and Latin influenced music. My song, La buena vida and Guapa, in a very organic way. I play songs that remind me of my childhood I remember Shakira’s early records, I remember saying, ‘That’s great! She’s real, she can play guitar. I think it’s really cool,'” she said. Sustainability and new materials in fashion
To think about the future of fashion materials, we caught up with Abigail Kammerzell, head of sustainability for H&M North America, to discuss the evolution of technology and the role it plays in the pursuit of fashion. A more responsible fashion industry. The Swedish brand continues its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, and the use of recycled textiles has become an important part of its strategy. “Sustainability is about how we think about, protect and care for our communities and the planet,” she shared.
Companies of scale have a responsibility to be a platform for entrepreneurs and young designers to find alternatives. “Right now, the business is focused on how to make sustainable fashion accessible. It should be accessible to everyone,” she said.
Carla Martinez de Salas; Abigail Kammerzell, Head of Sustainability, H&M; and Atenea Morales,
Vogue Digital Editors in Mexico. Photo of Viridiana para Vogue.
Fashion’s Deconstruction of the Metaverse Technology, Gaming and Metaverse Expert Cathy Hackl talks to Senior Amira Saim Adaptive Editor , about future technologies. What exactly is the metaverse and how has it developed in the fashion world?
INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSABLE Sex is also at the heart of this conversation. “In the metaverse, there is room for everyone, and now is the time to build it. I hope more and more people feel welcome in this future,” she said. Regarding the challenges of democratizing the virtual world, the guest said, “We have to change what happens in the virtual world is not the real narrative.”
Kathy Harker of Fashion Power 982.
Amira Saim , Advanced Adaptive Editing and Cathy Hackl.
Dialog 5: The Power of Inclusion
Vogue Mexican and Latin Vogue In conversation with director Valentina Collado, models Tindi Mar and Ana Carbajal, and actors Mabel Cadena and Gabriela Cartol explore Latin culture in other countries. Four guests shared their experiences abroad and the challenges they faced. “It has always been important for me to be close to my roots. I have a huge admiration for the indigenous people of Mexico. They are the true guardians of Mexican culture. I always like to wear artisan clothes during fashion week because they are so magical and symbolism. I’m Mexican and I’m very proud of that,” Mar shared.