Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014: The Year In Fashion

Wearable Technology
Liu Wen covers Vogue China November 2014 wearing an Apple Watch, photo via

Wearable fashion is the biggest step into the future the fashion world has ever had.
Do you guys all remember a few years ago, when Diane von Furstenberg sent the models down the runway wearing Google Glass alongside her famous dresses? Well, this year she officially launched her own line of Google Glass frames (sold here). This is HUGE! The fashion world is so right for accepting wearable technology, as it's the rightful home for it. 
What's next for wearable tech? It's what we all seem to be asking right now... 
Well, I think it's quite clear that it's passed being a fad, and has progressed to a 'trend' status. I think we'll be seeing more of the tech giants at our runway shows in addition to within the collections. Many more brands will follow DvF's steps,by making wearable tech more accessible and also quite stylish. Wearable tech has already become something most of us want to wear, and this want will only grow in the coming year. Read more on the topic here.


Changes
Nicolas Ghesquière's Louis Vuitton début, photo via

Oh, the changes were often but also great in 2014. 
This year had quite a few headlines, and a lot of fresh blood in an array of fashion houses. I think the biggest of them is Ghesquiere's début at Louis Vuitton. We also saw the Jeremy Scott and Moschino love-story unfold with some help from McDonald's; and Jason Wu got the top job at Hugo Boss (major). 
We also received news of Peter Copping leaving Nina Ricci for Oscar de la Renta, and then, shortly after, Guillaume Henry left Carven for Nina Ricci. 
Oh, and let's not forget that John Galliano is off to Maison Martin Margiela (whattttt). And the latest, Frida Giannini (along with partner and now ex-CEO Patrizio di Marco) left Gucci, leaving us with the only open end to this year of changes: who takes over Gucci? Personally, I'd love to see Christopher Kane there. If not Kane, I'll take Hedi Slimane at Gucci and bring Stefano Pilati back to (Yves) Saint Laurent Paris. 


Oscar de la Renta
Taking the final bow at his SS15 collection, with models Karlie Kloss and Daria Strokous, photo via 

We lost a legend this past October. Oscar de la Renta was such a talented man, one who will be greatly missed. And in light of his loss, we saw tributes from most all fashion people, see Anna Wintour's and Sarah Jessica Parker's. It's still crazy to think of a world without Oscar designing, and it's funny that I feel this way as I know he's not the only one who designed for his brand in the first place. I guess it's a matter of knowing the one and only is no longer with us, as I've been following his work since I was a kid. I still do dream of wearing an Oscar piece one day!  Read my own tribute to Oscar here. 

Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue US December 2014

It's taking quite a lot for me to admit that I actually like Kendall, since it is known I don't love her family too much (and that's me being nice). But where there is talent, I am open to it. I think Kendall is a fantastic model! And yes, her last name is realistically the reason she got her foot in the door, but who cares anymore? She has a strong look, and clothes look amazing on her - oh yes, I find myself wanting almost everything she wears. And that being said, like her or not, she's succeeded as a model and has a right to stay in our fashion world. Looking forward to seeing more of her!

Normcore
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Normcore - how many times have you heard this term this year? I feel like I cant get away from it. And after not being able to put excatly what it means into one sentence, I can still call myself an expert on the subject.  It's wearing actually whateverrrr but in very good taste; simple and possibly baggy jeans, a sweatshirt or basic sweater, and everything else slouchy... A slouchy coat, jacket, scarf, beanie. Whatever. This is me! Day by day. This is what my closet consists of, and this is what I don all the time. (Proof on my Instagram). I love that I'm concidered almost trendy this year{cool-guy-emoji}.
Now think, how many street style photos do we have of women dressed like this? Editors, models included. And here, I will say it: Normcore is the biggest trend of 2014. It will also be carrying us into 2015, or until Anna-Dello-Russo-Giovanna-Battaglia carry us back to the anti-normcore. 



I loved this year, and I'm excited for 2015. We really do have a lot to look forward to. xx

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21 comments:

  1. Fantastic post, thanks for sharing this! Wearable technology is so interesting, and quite scary! haha!

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  2. Hi dear and congratulations for this beautiful post! Oscar de la Renta is a great loss....I think Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton is not at the same level of MJ. I hope you have spent a very happy Christmas. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  3. loved this post!

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  4. Awesome post! Love it

    Mel
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  5. Your post is fantastic! All of these are definite trends that marked 2014 fashion. I couldn't be any more excited to see what 2015 has to bring!
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  6. That is such a great and succinct sum up of 2014 fashion. I hope norm core is here to stay! Happy holidays. xx

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  7. awesome.. ;-))



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  8. What a brilliant year recap! I love the collage Arden!
    Merry holidays Miss!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  9. Really enjoyed reading through this post

    Wishing you a lovely and happy new year (:

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  10. Oh what a year it was. I'm so looking forward next year and I hope it will be more wonderful.
    xoxo
    Ramona

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  11. Great fashion round up!Can't wait to see what 2015 has in store.

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  12. Happy New Year! Love the photos for your roundup.

    xoxo

    Kaley

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  13. Beautiful photos! I really love this post!

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  15. This is a great review and retrospection of the year ;)
    Trend-Mae

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  16. Great post:) Happy holidays, dear!

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  17. This post was an amazing read! Thanks for sharing your yearly round up :-)

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  18. love this post! but i still don't see myself wearing an apple watch, not even in 2016... lol

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  19. great post :)

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