Can you believe we've reached the ripe (young) age of 10? Yes, a decade ago Grazia launched to a chorus of: 'A weekly glossy? Are you mad? It will never work!' Oh, how those words were eaten. Almost overnight Grazia became a publishing sensation, an agenda and trend-setting eyes, ears and mouthpiece for every upscale woman in the country. We've been the magazine everyone from prime ministers to fashion luminaries has wanted to speak to, and we hope you'll agree that we've delivered the finest and fastest edit of news, fashion and beauty, week in and week out.
So to celebrate our ten years at the top do you think we'd just make do with a glass of Prosecco and a bit of cake? Hell no! We're marking our 10th birthday by launching #Grazia10, a three-week celebration which encompasses an exhibition and series of talks called Ten Talks at London's esteemed Getty Images Gallery. Combining Grazia's unique design with Getty Image's iconic imagery, #Grazia10 takes visitors on an interactive journey through the pages of the magazine and the fastest-paced decade the world has seen. Futureproof your wardrobe, go down fashion memory lane with our wall of It bags and choose your favourite outfit and London designer of the decade. Meanwhile, our Ten Talks will feature panel events and inspirational speakers debating everything from feminism to fashion, relationships to careers. And the best bit? We want you to join us!
WHAT FASHION WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE
**Tuesday 3rd March - 6.30 for 7pm **
The recent explosion of wearable tech has kicked off the debate: what will we see happening in the fashion world over the next decade? Grazia's Fashion News and Features Editor Hannah Almassi talks to Joanna Tulej from global trend hunting agency The Future Laboratory, Cutecircuit co-founder Francesca Rosella and London College of Fashion's Dr Carolyn Mair about the many ways our wardrobes may change – from the way we shop to how our clothes will do more than just look good, but scientifically make you feel good too.
From the increased importance of ethically conscious goods and being able to easily trace the provenance of your purchases through to customising every possible item in your closet, garments with in-built GPS technology to guide you to your destination or herbal infused fabrics to change your mood – there are many sides to the future state of your closet. From the outré to the quotidian, this panel will discuss it all.
**Meet the panel... **
Art Director Jo first trained in fashion design and visual culture, then worked for designer Marios Schwab before moving into the fascinating world of trend forecasting, freelancing for WGSN.
Jo joined The Future Laboratory as a trends researcher in 2010 and now oversees LS:N Global’s visual output and design analysis. As well as seeking out the latest happenings in the lifestyle industries globally, she spends her days predicting the future through expertly curated visuals and films on the website and at forums.
Dr Carolyn Mair
A Reader in Psychology at London College of Fashion, a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist, Dr Carolyn Mair has published more than 40 refereed papers and has developed LCF’s MA Psychology in the Fashion Industries and MSc Psychology in the Fashion Industries programmes – the first of their kind in the world.
Carolyn holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, an MSc in Research Methods for investigations into psychosocial aspects of facial disfigurement, and a BSc in Applied Psychology and Computing. She is also a reviewer for the ESRC, HEA, and several scholarly journals. Prior to becoming an academic, Carolyn worked as a visual merchandiser, graphic designer, dressmaker and portrait artist.
CuteCircuit is a fashion brand and a pioneer in the field of wearable technology. Founded over a decade ago by Francesca Rosella (above) and Ryan Genz, CuteCircuit sparked the fashion and technology revolution through the introduction of groundbreaking designs and concepts that merge the worlds of fashion, design and telecommunication. CuteCircuit has had a lots of firsts - once you'll particularly remember is when they became the first fashion label to put wearable technology on the red carpet with Katy Perry wearing a gown to the Met Gala in 2010. In the same year CuteCircuit introduced the first line of technologically advanced ready-to-wear at Selfridges in London. You'll now find them showing on the runway at New York Fashion Week with both haute couture and ready-to-wear collections.
Tickets cost £10, with £2 going to Cash For The Kids. Please note that tickets are limited. More tickets may be available to purchase at a later date. Please check Grazia’s Twitter (@Grazia_Live) and Facebook updates for more info.
Please drop in to the free exhibition or book a place at a TenTalk. The exhibition runs from 23rd February - 14th March and is open to the public Monday Friday (10am-5.30pm), Saturday (12-5.30pm). Please note the gallery is closed when the #Grazia10 talks are on.
See more Tentalks and ticket links below and check back as more talks are being announced soon...
**Can't make these? Don't fret! **If you do miss out on tickets to any of the events, you can enjoy #Grazia10 highlights every day right here at Graziadaily.co.uk.