The Very Best Of 2011 – Part 4
With just a few days left of 2011, we continue our hit list of this year. ‘Cause boy, what a year it was! The year of Galliano, Kate Middleton and Emmanuelle Alt. A year in which colorblocking, seventies and polka dots became the biggest trends. A year full of new clothing lines and collaborations (Versace for H&M, Missoni for Target, Lanvin & Marni kids). Yet also a year filled with goodbyes (Carine Roitfeld, D&G, Amy Winehouse). Join us in our retrospect of 2011…
16. Best Dressed Babies
Rachel Zoe and Victoria Beckham both had their babies this year. Now you wouldn’t normally name this in a Best Of List. Yet since the two little ones (Skyler and Harper) are already the best dressed babies on the planet, we just had to. Harper’s outfits are closely watched by international fashion editors and Skyler already gets custom made Gucci items delivered. It all seems too crazy for words, right? But since Rachel Zoe and Victoria Beckham keep on expanding their fashion empires and are becoming more and more influential this is real serious business.
In one year we went from seventies to sixties, only to end back in the twenties. And though we’re heading back to the style of The Great Gatbsy, those sixties influences will sure be around for a while. The short skirts, the straight dresses, the knee length boots and not to forget those cute Peter Pan collars.
18. New Kids Collections
Lanvin, Versace and Marni all announced their first kids collections this year. An interesting development, next to many new diffusion lines that are being launched. Is this what people want to spend their money on? At least we know the above named fashion ladies will make the investment for their toddlers.
19. Doutzen turns actress
Models turned actresses, you hear it all the time. Yet Doutzen’s case it actually turned out pretty well. The Dutch beauty was cast in the very first Dutch 3D movie and has had nothing but good critics so far. Let’s hope she won’t swap fashion for film for good.
20. Polka Dots
If someone had told you one year ago polka dots would become a big trend again, you probably wouldn’t have believed them. But it turns out Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs were quite convincing with their fall/winter collection. Everyone wanted to get their hands on that Stella dress and the Jacobs skirt was an incredibly popular streetstyle item. Every high street store copied the trend, now let’s see how long it lasts…