This year, a lot of envelope pushing will inevitably find itself eclipsed by William and Kate. We don’t need to look back in retrospect to confirm that 2011 will be remembered as the year the ideal fairy tale wedding got updated. Last year however, was a push-pull of multiple spectacles… It was awesome! Just for fun, let’s round up the best and worst of 2010 in fashion before we start looking forward!
Before I start, let’s each bow our heads to some of the year’s great losses…
Alexander McQueen (02/11/2010)
Kate Moss for Topshop (AW2010)
While all good things must come to an end, there’s truth in the adage that a window opens whenever a door closes. This year, for example, welcomed Andre Leon Talley to the same ANTM judging panel.
It even granted Tyra Banks her first bankable America’s Next Top Model – Since winning Cycle 14, Nicole Fox has managed campaigns with Wild Fox Couture, Heritage 1981 and Winter Kate. While they aren’t major bookings, it’s nice to see her still relevant in fashion news.
The best comeback, womenswear showcase casting, presentation, and video editing went to Tom Ford‘s Spring 2011 collection.
On the beauty front, we came to find that designer collaborations were trending in nail polish, Jason Wu being the most recent. I think it’s genius – it’s spoon feeds us their collection’s colour schemes, which would most likely also go along with everything else on racks in season!
The designer collaboration that had everyone’s tongues wagging this year however, was Lanvin X H&M.
Jeffrey Kurland, however did. Despite designing GQ-worthy suits for the boys in Inception, he couldn’t seem to find a pair of corduroys that could fit Ellen Page properly. Then he tried distracting us with neckerchiefs so we wouldn’t notice. We get that all the layering was supposed to match the film plot… But she’s a grad student, not a boy scout!
Of the new deal, she’s mentioned, “Though I am the face of it, I will carry it like every girl. I will always feel it’s more than just a purse. It’s a quilted case full of lipstick, love letters and the dreams and possibilities that I have always felt every time I see that beautiful ‘CC’.” Barf.
While 2010 saw the dawn of a new era with fashion digital media, it also saw it fizzling out. Glamour’s digital sales reportedly dropped 20% each month since September. It’s kind of comforting to find that print isn’t dead just yet.
In sports, we saw Venus Williams take lace and the wrong shade of skin-coloured undies to the tennis court.
Janelle Monae made her breakthrough this year to us how to do androgynous the right way.
Rihanna ditched her monotonous dominatrix phase only to discover that she’s a master of colour blocking.
While M.I.A. showed us how to rock a burqa.
Our favourite fashionistas however, never bored us with simplicity.
I think that about wraps up my look back. What was memorable about 2010 for you? Just for fun, let’s reflect!
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