Vogue’s Forces of Fashion digital conference is just 9 days away, and the stacked line up of speakers comprises top models, actors, activists, industry leaders, some of our very own editors, and of course, designers behind powerhouse brands. And while we’re excited to hear insights from Daniel Lee of Bottega Veneta, Jonathan Anderson of JW Anderson and Loewe, Christopher John Rogers, and Victoria Beckham (just to name a few speakers), their fall/winter collections are not to be missed, either. Vogue editors are eyeing the latest wares from these illustrious designers, including ’70s-inspired bright knit turtlenecks perfect for layering, practical winter boots to wear until spring hits, embellished ballet flats for a little seasonal cheer, and even a pair of slippers to cozy up for the holidays. Here are the most wanted pieces Vogue editors are coveting and buying now before the digital conversations begin.
Virgil Abloh, Daniel Lee, Sarah Burton, and Jonathan Anderson are speakers at Vogue’s 2020 Forces of Fashion conference, taking place November 16 and 17. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Virginia Smith, Fashion Director
I’m reliving my high school uniform with these Victoria Beckham corduroy flares and this skinny turtleneck in a retro ’70s color palette.
Steff Yotka, Fashion News Editor
I’ve been thinking about this JW Anderson blazer since it walked the runway. The slightly exaggerated hips and ribbons make it more romantic than regular suiting, just the sort of pick-me-up I appreciate in these WFH days.
Alexandra Gurvitch, Editor
With increasingly fewer places to go, and as the weather gets cooler I’ve started to turn away from shoes with heels. I’ve been thinking about these Bottega boots for a while, and it’s about time I invest in them for my flat-shoe winter ahead.
Willow Lindley, Accessories Director
I’m a forever ballet flat fan so this Loewe embellished pair is an upgraded basic for me—and by far my favorite of the season!
Alexandra Michler, Director, Fashion Initiatives
I am a big fan of Christopher John Rogers. I was so inspired by him throughout the Fashion Fund process, and I cannot wait to hear him speak during this year’s Forces of Fashion. Plus, Christopher just launched e-commerce, which makes it easier than ever to shop his new collection. I will be wearing one of his dresses to a party in the future, or perhaps just for dinner at home with my family.
Rachel Besser, Market Editor
I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair of Chelsea boots this fall. Though they’re typically a streamlined silhouette, the latest runway versions are a bit stompier, and equipped with lug soles. I love the exaggerated-yet-polished sole on this McQueen pair.
Julie Tong, Commerce Editor
While I get a head start on holiday shopping this year,