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Rosario Dawson, Thebe Magugu, and More Join Vogue’s Virtual Forces of Fashion Summit

On July 7 and 8, 2021, Vogue will host its fifth annual Forces of Fashion summit. The virtual series will feature candid conversations between industry leaders including designer John Galliano, makeup artist Pat McGrath, stylist Zerina Ackers, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour. And today comes the announcement of a new panel spotlighting five important new voices in fashion from across the globe. 

Thebe Magugu, Priya Ahluwalia, Yueqi Qi, Abrima Erwiah, and Rosario Dawson will join editor Chioma Nnadi for a discussion about what it means to build a brand with impeccable authenticity. Each brings a strong point of view and entirely fresh perspective. Magugu recently won the coveted LVMH prize for his South African-based clothing line of the same name. Ahluwalia has made waves with her eco-friendly menswear on the London fashion scene and beyond. Qi’s eponymous, Shanghai-based label features otherworldly beading with a modern sensibility (No surprise, as Qi previously worked as an embroidery designer for Chanel). Finally, Erwiah and Dawson’s brand Studio One Eighty Nine showcases the beauty of African design while prioritizing artisanal craftsmanship and ethical business practices; the New York design duo were also recently nominated for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2021. 

More details and tickets are available on the Forces of Fashion website. Check back for updates ahead of the event, which will take place on July 7 and 8.