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is a completely different kind of fashion industry gathering. The Business of Fashion presents VOICES as an annual invitation-only event bringing together the movers, shakers and trailblazers of the fashion industry and uniting them with the big thinkers, entrepreneurs and inspiring people who are shaping the wider world.

The Experience

is more than a conference, it's an experience. Over three days, we will escape London to our off-piste residential campus at the exclusive Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire to explore new frontiers and challenge conventional wisdom about the fashion and luxury business.

Through a programme of provocative talks, interactive discussions and unforgettable activities, sparks new ideas and solves real-world challenges by connecting fashion leaders and entrepreneurs with visionaries from fields as diverse as science, technology, health and wellness, food, film, politics, the arts, philosophy and philanthropy.

The Agenda

This will be no lazy getaway. Expect an itinerary brimming with activities designed to open your mind, lift your spirits and take you out of your comfort zone.



Settle in and get to know fellow participants from around the world in the beautiful grounds of Soho Farmhouse. Intimate welcome dinners will provide an opportunity to meet members of the community.



Rise early and partake in our morning activities across campus. Then, immerse yourself in a full day of rousing talks, eye-opening discussions and group pursuits, followed by the salons.



Join other captains of industry and enlightened young agitators for a full day of activities and content sessions, followed by a gala dinner and celebration in honour of the Global Award recipient.

* will culminate with a gala dinner on Friday December 1, which will go late into the evening. Guests will check out on Saturday December 2.


To say that I am impressed is to say nothing! I loved every minute of it and I’m so proud to have my VOICES Award.

Natalia Vodianova, Founder, Naked Heart Foundation and Elbi

It’s like this hybrid of TED, but the coolest people at TED [...] It’s like fashion week but with the folks that you have conversations with that blow your mind.

will.i.am, Musician & Entrepreneur

I follow a lot of these conferences and I feel it’s a bit more disruptive than the others. It really goes in the right direction and it asks the right questions.

Antoine Arnault, Chief Executive, Berluti

The room was filled with really powerful people who have the ability to change the future.

Halima Aden, Model

VOICES is a symbol that the industry is ready to tear down some of these archaic ways and ivory towers that we have built, and that we are ready to work together to make our industry, and in turn our culture in the world, a better place.

Phillip Picardi, Chief Content Officer, Teen Vogue and THEM

I feel incredibly honoured to be here and to share a story and insights with such an elite group from the fashion industry. I think fashion is an incredible platform to shape the aesthetic of the planet.

Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, AirBnb

I came to be informed and left transformed.

James Scully, Casting Director

I would have to say honestly that it was the most inspirational four days I can remember

Ian Hylton, President, Ms MIN

The Campus

Nestled in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, the Soho Farmhouse is a rural retreat where the community can escape, unwind and get inspired. For the more active among us, facilities include boating, horse riding, tennis, swimming, a gym, a football pitch and an ice rink. For the more decadent, there is a spa, a salon, a pub, a deli and an extensive wine cellar. Located in the Cotswolds region of England, the Soho Farmhouse features luxury cabins and bedroom cottage accommodation. London Heathrow airport is a scenic 90-minute drive away.

The Community

The richness of the experience will be enhanced by the quality, energy and diversity of the people you meet who will bring their ideas to the gathering, while enriching our many conversations. Our way to ensure the quality of the experience is to handpick the most exciting and imaginative group of people and bring them together. Those who took part in our inaugural 2016 edition set the precedent and can be viewed here. The 2017 speakers and participants were:

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