Vertu, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones hosted a private debate and cocktail party at the inaugural Vogue Festival that took place at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The private talk chaired by British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman, discussed whether technology shapes desire or desire shapes technology. Also joined in for the debate were Perry Oosting, President of Vertu fashion illustrator David Downton; Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet; and designer Erdem Moralioglu.
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.
Stella McCartney and Kate Hudson
Designer Mark Fast
Designer Christopher Kane
Eddie Campbell and President of VERTU Perry Oosting
Laura Bailey and Rachel Zoe
Christopher Kane and Erin O'Connor