It seems like yesterday that we were counting down to 2014 with a glass of bubbly… Now 12 months, 365 days and 8,760 hours (if my math skills are correct) later we are donning our glitzy dresses and popping bottles to welcome 2015. This year went by far too fast. But although the year seemed about the same length as Paris Hilton’s music career, the amount of memorable moments in the fashion industry was far and plenty. Here’s the 14 moments in fashion that defined 2014:
14. Lupita Nyong’o at EVERY SINGLE awards ceremony
A relative novice to the red carpet world, the ’12 Years A Slave’ actress managed to top the best ,dressed list of every glossy. With her array of bright dresses and flawless hair and makeup, we salute you girl!
13. The Ugly Shoe Trend In General
Ah.,.. this one is pretty oxymoronic. The shoes that would have been deemed ‘unstylish’ for the past few decades have leapt their way to the footwear forefront. I adore my flatforms and sliders, may they parade memorably into 2015!
12. The Death of Oscar De La Renta
Carrie Bradshaw’s favourite designer passed away at 82. Oscar will forever be remembered for his stunning, intricate evening dresses.
11. The Return Of Gemma Ward
Alienesque fashionistas all over the world jumped for joy when Gemma Ward made her official return to modelling at Prada at Milan Fashion Week.
10. Ellen De Generes’s Oscar Selfie
9. Pretending We Were Constantly About To Hit The Gym
Anyone else spent the year hanging around in mesh and sports bras eating chocolate? The sports luxe trend was the one that ruled this year, as it continues into 2015.
8. Gisele’s Chanel No 5 Campaign
Directed by the amazing Baz Luhrman, this advertorial for the worlds most iconic fragrance is purely stunning.
7. Moschino’s ‘Junk Food’ Collection
Jeremy Scott combined fashion and politics when his McDonald’s- inspired pieces graced the catwalk.
6. Kimye’s Wedding
The reality stars wedding was a fashionista’s dream, with a Givenchy Haute Couture dress and pre-wedding lunch at Valentino’s chateau.
5. Marc Jacobs Leaving Louis Vuitton
Marc Jacobs stepped down after 16 years as creative director at Louis Vuitton. His finale collection was for S/S and featured heavy embellishments.
4. The Rise Of The Fashion Blogger
3. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddan’s Wedding
2. Emma Watson’s #HeForShe Campaign
Everyone’s favourite Harry Potter star shattered discriminative views of feminism during her heartfelt speech at the 2014 UN Conference. And what’s more stylish then a powerful women fighting gender equality?
1. Street Style
If anything has influenced what we have worn in 2014, it has to be street style! From on the streets at fashion week, to fashion bloggers and girls next door, what we wear is determined by each other more then ever!