Fashion-A Year in Review. Part 1.

As expected, the fashion world was definitely not let down in 2011. Designers did not let the economic climate affect the runway schedule, with Marc Jacob's final show for Louis Vuitton being presented around a merry-go round display. There have been so many highlights over the year in Fashion that I've decided to split this post into two parts, with the latter coming next week.

So, without further ado, here are the first five moments of 2011's fashion calendar.

1) Kate Moss' Wedding.

-The fashion event of the year, conveniently documented for Vogue's September Issue was what we all waited with bated breath to see. Thankfully Mario Testino delivered, as realised in his beautiful photographs of the magical day. Props must also go to John Galliano who designed Kate's stunning wedding gown, featuring embroidered phoenix plumes and layers of tulle.

2) Savage Beauty.

-Alexander McQueen's passing last year left an enormous hole in the heart of the fashion world. The 'Savage Beauty' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art earlier in the year was the perfect opportunity for us all to marvel at his exquisite designs. Those who weren't able to get there in person needn't fret, a book was published in conjunction with the exhibit, and can be found here or in the Met's official online store.

3) Youthful Fashionistas.

-2011 was the year of youth as muses, particularly among designer look-books and editorial spreads in the fashion glossies. With the likes of Elle Fanning for Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Vogue and Lula as well as Hailee Steinfeld for Miu Miu, a fair number of feathers were ruffled and many of these adverts were banned around the world. However, for the less fashionably conservative, it was purely about the clothes and accessories, as it should be.

4) Rodarte Reminiscing. 

-After starting the year with designs for Natalie Portman's costumes in 'Black Swan' and a colloboration with Opening Ceremony, 2012 will no doubt be another extremely promising year for Rodarte.The Mulleavy sisters never cease to disappoint, and their latest collection is proof of that. With inspiration being drawn from Van Gogh and Sleeping Beauty (the Disney film), prints were then screened and digitally altered making them almost unrecognisable.

5) Trips to the Seaside.

-It seems a lot of designers may have been spending some time at the beach, or perhaps indulging in Disney's 'Little Mermaid' films. Either way, seaside hues and symbols from the deep were appearing on the likes of Elie Saab and Chanel's runways. Florence Welch of 'Florence and the Machine' fame even serenaded fashion's elite at Chanel's show from the comfort of a clamshell. Nautical nonsense? I think not!

-Image Credits:

Vogue, September 2011, Fashion Gone RogueStyle.comTumblr and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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