The Very Best Of 2011 – Part 1

December 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items

With New Year’s eve approaching we take some time to look back on another great fashion 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 collections and collaborations (Versace for H&M, Lanvin & Marni kids). Yet also a year filled with goodbyes (Carine Roitfeld, D&G, Amy Winehouse). Join us in our retrospect of 2011…

Here are the first five highlights of this year:

1. Galliano in Trouble
It came as quite a shock. After designer John Galliano was ‘caught’ on tape making several anti-semitic remarks he was fired by Dior. Although many believe Dior and the media were too hard on Galliano, the fact remains that his reputation was seriously damaged. Dior still hasn’t found a new head of designer (though rumors of Raf Simons taking over the job are getting more severe) and Galliano still isn’t back on track either.

2. Colorblocking
The colorblock trend started with Gucci and quickly became one of the most popular spring/summer looks of this year. Mixing bright colors together in one look definitely was all the rage in 2011.

3. Kate marries in Sarah Burton
It was one of the most talked about topics for months; Kate Middleton’s bridal gown.
The queen to be ended up getting married in a classic Sarah Burton dress, which immediately received everyone’s approval. (Ph: McQueen dress by Sarah Burton)

4. Carine Roitfeld’s New Activities
Who thought Carine was just going to sit around after leaving Vogue has it all wrong. This busy bee has been handling some great great styling projects for Barneys and Chanel, to name a few…

5. Welcome Emmanuelle Alt!
As the new editor in chief of Vogue Paris Emmanuelle is doing pretty well. She kicked off her new job by putting Gisele Bundchen on the cover. Wow!