LONDON, April 20th 2012 – Vertu, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones recently hosted a private debate and cocktail party at the inaugural Vogue Festival taking place at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
The private talk chaired by British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman, will discuss whether technology shapes desire or desire shapes technology. Perry Oosting, President of Vertu will be joined for the debate by fashion illustrator David Downton; Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet; and designer Erdem Moralioglu. Highlights of the event can be seen exclusively on Vertu.com and also on each Vertu handset via Vertu Select, a digest of original articles selected to inspire, inform and entertain based on a user’s region, preferences and passions.
“Vertu is immensely excited about its involvement with the first ever Vogue Festival, a unique event which will allow the public to see and hear some of the biggest names in fashion today, as well as engaging with interesting issues and topics around the fashion and luxury industries” said Perry Oosting, president of Vertu.
The programme for the Vogue Festival 2012 in association with Vertu, includes (in alphabetical order) Lisa Armstrong, Christopher Bailey, David Bailey, Laura Bailey, Edie Campbell, Lucinda Chambers, Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, David Downton, Pixie Geldof, Eva Herzigova, Kate Hudson Tom Ford, Holly Fulton, Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Nigella Lawson, Natalie Massenet, Stella McCartney, Marigay McKee, Erdem Moralioglu, Mary Portas, Anne Robinson, Alexandra Shulman, Natalia Vodianova, Diane von Furstenberg, Tim Walker, Matthew Williamson, Kirsty Young, Richard Young, and Rachel Zoe.
Individual tickets are available for both morning and afternoon sessions. The half-day tickets allowed guests to see the main talks and panel discussions, as well as a wide range of additional activities to watch and participate in – makeovers, Vogue photoshoots, t-shirt customization, trend talks and fashion films, and a Vogue pop up shop.
The event also sees Vertu unveiling its latest product offering - Constellation Candy, Vertu’s first touch smartphone which is exclusively on offer in a variety of bold summer shades, created to seamlessly complement and enhance the discerning lifestyle of the fashion forward female. The Constellation Candy touchscreen model strikes the perfect balance between an unparalleled art of craftsmanship and modern technology while offering an unrivalled range of category leading exclusive services.
For further detail on the Vogue Festival 2012 please go to www.voguefestival.co.uk.