Teen Vogue Summit 2017 in 20 Pictures
PLAG Mag went to the first ever Teen Vogue Summit (December 1-2) and it was obvious from the start that the event would be a hotbed for authentic discussion, inspiration, and networking within a small, yet incredibly diverse crowd of driven artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators.
Friday, December 1, featured six different @Werk Immersion tracks - which included tours of companies like United Talent Agency, YouTube and Instagram and mentor sessions from leaders such as Nasty Gal and Girlboss founder Sophia Amoruso and comedian, author and activist Chelsea Handler - and wrapped with a mixer celebrating Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21 honorees, hosted by Editor in Chief Elaine Welteroth.
Saturday, December 2, was a full day packed to the brim with activities like yoga, custom button-making and a Bumble & Bumble beauty bar for on-the-spot LinkedIn headshots, panels - Boss Women in Tech, Fashion on a Mission, and Innovators in Beauty, to name a few - and workshops and mentor sessions led by industry icons ranging from #FreeTheNipple director Lina Esco, Top 40 recording artist Jhené Aiko and ProtectHer founder Alexis Jones with members of the 13 Reasons Why cast and crew. Throughout the day, there were regrouping keynotes delivered by the likes of former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, director Ava DuVernay and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, joined by teenage leaders such as Yara Shahidi, Storm Reid and Rowan Blanchard. The day culminated in a showcase featuring poet Rupi Kaur, R&B duo St.Beauty and indie pop up-and-comer FLETCHER. Last but not least, there was tons of free stuff: full-size giveaways of Philosophy skin care products, customized Juicy Couture track jackets, as well as a PB-Teen Survival Kit including a blanket, snacks, and a poster detailing "Your Blueprint for Changing the Game" housed inside a canvas, leather-bottomed backpack.
Overall, Saturday was about as flawless as its speakers, which leads us to one question: how will Teen Vogue top itself in 2018?
Photos by Artemis Thomas-Hansard.