12.31.2011

Best of 2011: Fashion

Fashion obviously is one of my main topics on this blog. That's why I saved this category a while, haha. Due to a chronic lack of time I think I have missed a lot in fashion. I wasn't able to do a full fashion week coverage and 'missed' some events. Nonetheless I think I can give my opinion about this year in fashion.

Shoe of the year!
I'm not even a woman and I'm crazy about women's shoes. Which shoes were THE shoes of the year? Actually I have predicted this in march already, it's the Loubutin Daffodile! Victoria Beckham wore customized Daffodiles to The Royal Wedding, Lady Gaga has worn them on numerous occasions in all colours and prints you could think of and actually everyone who's considered a style icon has worn them.

Model of the year!
She's got a baby this year, but that didn't stop her for being very successful as a commercial model as well as a fashion model: Miranda Kerr. She walked shows for Lanvin, Christian Dior, Loewe, Balenciaga, Viktor & Rolf, Chanel, Stella McCartney, John Galliano and of course Victoria's Secret. She had covers on Elle, the Australian version of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, editorials in Industrie Magazine and Vogue and is the face of Bally, Kora and Rag & Bone.
Magazine Cover of the year!
Lots of fashion magazines, means lots of covers. Not all of them are really good, but lots them are actually really beautiful. For me there's one cover this year that's more beautiful than all the others: Vogue Paris' September Issue with Charlotte Casiraghi!
Fashion Show of the year!
It was quite a scandalous year for former creative director of Christian Dior John Galliano. He was fired after antisemetic comments he made on a Parisian terrace. His last couture show for the fashion house, was a beautiful goodbye.
Best New Brand!
With fashion icons such as Blake Lively and Keira Knightley wearing your designs, you're doing good. And that's exactly what Mary Katrantzou did this year. The new British brand is gaining popularity and for a reason. Her beautiful, colourful designs are rich, trendy and ultra fashionable. They are a hit among celebrities and on covers of magazines (see: Miranda Kerr on Harper's Bazaar Australia). Will this brand be able to grow in 2012?
Fashion Moment of the year!
After months of speculating the search for the designer of Kate Middleton's wedding gown came to its climax when the bride stepped out of her car. At that moment it was announced that Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen designed it. I still enjoy watching this video and hear those ladies go crazy for hearing the news of the designer:


Brand of the year!
The tragic death of its head designer didn't mean the end of Alexander McQueen. Not at all. The royal wedding dress was the crown to Alexander McQueen's new succes. Sarah Burton does nothing but good to the late Alexander McQueen's legacy. Her collections all get fantastic reviews and the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute was a record-breaking succes.  Who could have imagined this after all that happened?

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