What would the September issue of Vogue look like if Gen Z were in charge?

Vogue Teen Weekend Online Event

As part of the Vogue Teen Weekend Online Event, attendees took part in a number of group activities and challenges, one of which involved designing their own covers for the September issue of British Vogue. 


The Vogue Teen Weekend Online Event took place earlier in July and saw over 50, 15-17-year-olds come together from across the globe to discuss important issues facing the fashion industry, as well as hearing from industry speakers from all corners of the fashion and media industries. 


Hearing From Industry Insiders


Throughout the weekend, teens had inspiring talks from prominent figures in the fashion and media industry such as models and activists, Jessica Megan and Charli Howard, focusing on body positivity and confidence; a talk on the importance of looking after your mental health with GLAMOUR UK’s Josh Smith; talks about sustainable and ethical fashion, and speaking out for positive change. Teens also had the chance to meet members of the British Vogue team and ask their burning questions, as well as finding out from British Vogue’s Style Director, Dena Giannini on how they’ve all been staying creative during the coronavirus pandemic.


Vogue Teen Weekend Online Event


Live Research


Teens heard from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Monica Buchan-Ng and Condé Nast’s Head of Sustainability, Michelle Lai and learned about the newly launched Sustainable Fashion Glossary before embarking on a live research project where they pinned imagery, icons, and quotes to premade Pinterest Boards centred around areas of media such as Music, People and Influencers, Fashion and Brands, Film, TV and Streaming, and Literature. This particular activity allowed attendees to work collaboratively to create a time capsule at a unique point in our history. 


Teens Design British Vogue’s September Issue 


To enhance further learning from the Vogue Teen Weekend, attendees were given a talk from esteemed Art Director Fiona Hayes, before being asked to create their own British Vogue covers for the highly anticipated September issue. 



“The covers the Vogue Teen Weekenders have sent in are truly breathtaking. It’s wonderfully refreshing to see how the importance of confidence is playing a key role for the next generation and how this is filtering through to having the confidence to break the mould and speak out for a better future.”  Hannah Shakir, Vogue Teen Weekend Course Leader, Condé Nast College. 


Vogue Teen Weekend Online Event


“It’s always fascinating to view the future through the eyes of those who will be the future. This weekend was different from the previous Vogue Teen Weekends. This weekend was a direct response to the changes we have all felt and had to adopt. We wanted to create something that enabled teens to chat, question, and connect whilst being inspired by the content. The Vogue Covers are a glimpse of what the future holds; togetherness, love, beauty, creativity, confidence, and much more.”  Gemma Peterson, Principal Lecturer, Condé Nast College. 


The next Vogue Teen Weekend Online Event will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2020, stay tuned for guest speaker announcements. 


View all Condé Nast College Online Courses