Let’s reflect back on some of the notable happenings in the world of fashion for 2014.
Let’s Leave It in 2014!
Pharrell’s vintage oversized Vivienne Westwood hat. He is a talented guy but the hat can stay in our memories of ’14 – far back in our memories!
Blanket coats. The Row, Ferragamo and Chloé were among the noted
designers who presented the blanket coat. Burberry Prosum is, perhaps the best known designer offering actual blankets used as coats. This was not a joke and was not intended for a picture around the campfire on a cold evening. It was “style”. Enough said.
A Sad Good-by to Oscar de l Renta
Oscar de la Renta has been one of America’s best loved designers for fifty years. Former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush both wore his designs. Oscar de la Renta was the personification of style and being a gentleman. His collections were consistently beautiful creations and could be worn by a wide variety of ladies.
He was able to present his spring collection last fall and to create the wedding dress for George’s Clooney’s bride before losing his fight with cancer. I have never owned one of his creations but had the pleasure of attending a style show that he hosted. His loss will certainly be felt in the US fashion world.
Prince George steps into the fashion spotlight.
We have loved watching Prince William and Kate take their royal responsibilities so fashionably. Now there is baby George. He was recently photographed looking every bit the dapper 16-month old prince. Royal fashion watching is taking on a whole new charm with this impeccable young couple, baby George and the little brother or sister expected in a few months.
Look for 2015 to bring much news to the fashion world – and no doubt, to included the good, the bad and the ugly!