Well, at least it is now, as we are now in 2011! Which means, of course, there will be more RTW, Couture, Resort and Pre-Fall collections to review, from designers such as Acne to Zac Posen.
However, before all that, I'd just like to reflect on some fashion moments from 2010...(In no particular order -i.e. whatever comes to mind first...)
1. Miu Miu Mania
When people went mad for the Miu Miu SS10 collection (including me!!). I have never seen so many DIYs for collars in my life...
|My favourite SS10 show (image found here)|
Thought they were just for the Dutch? Well, you thought wrong. We saw many of these return to both catwalk and highstreet for Spring, having last been as popular in the seventies and eighties.
|A Chanel take on the clog (image found here)|
3. Death of Lee 'Alexander' McQueenThe fashion world was truly hit by the death of the genius designer, Lee McQueen (or Alexander McQueen). And, although his last collection was incomplete-only fifteen pieces, and not shown with the usual theatricality and staging, it was beautiful to see, an exquisite and poignant tribute.
|The Very Last (image found here)|
Having had to keep her hair the same since 2001 for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson decided to have a change... Resulting in this, the much debated new hairstyle:
|Like it or Hate it, it was certainly a change for Emma (image found here)|
Who could say it wasn't the year of Anna Dello Russo?- Because it so obviously was.
|Another of her amazing outfits (image found here)|
For H&M! Great collaboration, great pieces, and... you guessed it, great queues...
|And it sold out in the London store within hours... (image found here)|
Curves and the 'fuller' woman was celebrated in autumn, down to Marc Jacobs at both Louis Vuitton and his own brand, and with models such as Lara Stone.
|Laetitia Casta on the catwalk (image found here)|
No, not the animal. Sorry for the disappointment. Anyway, camel was perfect for our capes and trousers in the Autumn.
|Almost completely camel (image found here)|
Phoebe Philo for C line kick-started the trend, then Stella and Hannah MacGibbon for Chlo
|Minimalism Central (image found here)|
10. In and Out
The return of Fashion's Night Out, and the first Fashion's Night In. Fashion's Night Out was busy and star-studded, and Fashion's Night In was online shopping galore, with countless special offers, prizes and fashion exclusives. So, all in all, LOTS OF SHOPPING.
|A mega shopping-spree, really... (image found here)|
This year Erdem Moraigulu had a very good year with his brand Erdem. He won the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award in April, and had Anna Wintour to Samantha Cameron in his dresses. He also collaborated with Liberty and Smythson, AND made a scarf for the V&A.
|Ms Wintour obviously approves (image found here)|
12. The IT Bag
Named after one of our favourite fashion girls, and made by Mulberry, the Alexa bag has to have been the 'it' bag of 2010.
|The Bag to bag (image found here)|
Well, those are a just a few- what are yours? Comment on this and tell me. Anyway, Happy New Year Everyone!
The Clothes Press