Saturday, 1 January 2011

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me...

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...

Miu Miu Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
My favourite SS10 show (image found here)
2. The Return of the Clog

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.
Chanel Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
A Chanel take on the clog (image found here)

3. Death of Lee 'Alexander' McQueen
The 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.
Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
The Very Last (image found here)
4. THE Crop...
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
5. Anna!
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
6. Lanvin
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)
7. The Woman's Back!
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.
Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Laetitia Casta on the catwalk (image found here)
8. Camel
No, not the animal. Sorry for the disappointment. Anyway, camel was perfect for our capes and trousers in the Autumn.
Chloé Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Almost completely camel (image found here)
9. Minimalism
Phoebe Philo for Céline kick-started the trend,  then Stella and Hannah MacGibbon for Chloé  All perfectly simple collections with beautiful lines- just what we wanted. 
Celine Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
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)
11. A Good Year for Erdem
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.
Anna Wintour Wears Erdem
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


  1. Hey Clothes Press Good things in your 2010 list - the Alexa bag - a real classic- it could turn up on a Sherlock Holmes set, fancied by Dr Watson! Erdem painting like a true artist and understanding that the canvas needs to be simple. Celine also a new vocabulary, the understanding that where the edge is, is the edge; the beauty of a clean line falling through space - just pure gravitas.

  2. Dah-link, I am just LOVING your blog :) I am now following you so I will get your delightful updates :) How long have you been doing this? I just started my blog a few months ago :)

    Justina from A Bent Piece Of Wire

  3. Thanks you Anon- I agree, the Alexa is wonderful, but they have made a new versioin for 2011- :O ! Erdem is delightful, lovely in every way. Not too surprised Ms. Wintour has worn his design... Celine is amazing. Stunning in its simplicity.

    Thank you so much Justina!!! Yay! Hope the next posts won't disappoint... :) I started in October, I think... Ah, well, I wish you luck with that!


  4. WOW! amazing work!, i have fell in love with chanel's take-on of the clogs! there beautiful, tbh.. and the bag by Alexa, is stunning, definatley the 'IT' bag if 2010!
    please check out my blog? thankyou'xoxo

  5. Thanks Alice! I agree with you about the Alexa and the chanel clogs!!

  6. Lovely post :) And thank you for your lovely comment which made MY day :) And also, thanks for the header compliment, I drew it myself :

    *following* x

  7. thank you so much for following!
    this post is amazing, your blog is almost like a fashion magazine, very good choices :)
    following :)

  8. Thank you Vanessa. Yay!! Yours has made mine.. :) Wow! It's pretty amazing!

    Ah, thank you! I couldn't find a way to follow yours... ?

  9. Thank you Marina for following me!
    Ah, thanks, that is a GREAT compliment!! :)
    I'll try to check on your blog often... and leave comments, of course. :)

  10. love the pictures! gorgeous! im following :)

  11. my header is just an old picture that i found somewhere (i can't remember where, and i don't have it on my computer right now :s) and i put the letters with paint x) but i usually use photoshop to do this kind of things :)

  12. Thank you for following us- Jim says he's watched and loved Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away, at the moment he's on Bleach and Naruto- nonstop! We are in love with your blog, the emma watson hair, the mulberry alexa, the anna dello russo-we're definitely following!

    JimandLol xxx

  13. love this post! We have to say, Emma looks lovely in short hair. Alexander will be missed. And this year we invented a new expression... "Oh Miu God!" ;)

    xoxo from Sweden

  14. Thank you everyone for commenting! I have replied on your blogs but I'd just like to thank you for the support- it's amazing!!
    The Very Happy Clothes Press :D

  15. Everything is correct here, you know your fashion so well!
    I love the Mulberry Alexa Bag, she's so lucky to have a bag named after her!
    I hear the Mulberry Tillie is set be 2011's winner.
    Who knows what'll happen! :)
    P.S I am following you!

  16. Love your blog!
    I'm now following, hope you can do the same :)

  17. Freya- Good good! Thanks! Yes, it is lovely. Ah, yes, well, only time will tell! Also thanks so much for following!!

    Amy- Great, thanks! I will be checking your blog out soon!

  18. I like the satchel. Thanks for sharing the photos and drp by me too when you have time.


  19. The bag really was the IT one this year, everyone loved it. Lee McQueen was teh biggest loss in years and Miu Miu is the best thing I've ever seen.

    alexandra @

  20. I agree with all of that, Alexandra!