2011 was packed to the rafters with fashion events that left us whirling. What better way to honour a year of major style headlines than by revisiting the top five that surpassed our expectations and touched our hearts. From ethereal runway shows to the wedding of the year and that dress. Here are some of the best fashions hits from the year.
Everything that has to be said has already been said about this event of the year, but no style list would be complete without it. Kate Middleton’s dress and the decidedly modern and intimate (excuse the 2 billion watching) royal date of the year were the most talked about event in the spring and long after when the attention switched to the Bridesmaid, the real most talked about dress and that derriere. This one stands not to be forgotten.
Versace for H&M Madness
Donatella’s H&M collection was arguably the most sought after in all of the high street chains collaboration history. Crowds queued outside the flagship to get a piece of discounted designer, ranging from leather jackets, to home wear. The huge collection caused uncountable cat fights, major scrabbling, and even prompted managers to introduce a one-item-to-one-person system to avoid eBay inflation. However, that didn’t stop a men’s bomber jacket worn by the likes of Kanye and Swizz Beatz to auction on the site for a flabbergasting £600. Fail.
A Fairy Tale Affair
Magic returned to the catwalk thanks to Louis Vuitton’s theatrical SS12 carousel collection. Enchanting, breathtaking and the closest thing to a fairy-tale you will find out of the box office. And with Andrej Pejic featuring and Kate Moss closing the show, what more could we ask for?
More Thrills than Kills
A celebration from true fashion royalty; Kate Moss’s wedding confirmed what we already know about her; that she knows what she likes
and more importantly, what looks good on her. Her dress, location, celeb guests, elfin like bridesmaids and not to mention, her man, did not disappoint.
Designer of the Year
Sarah Burton had big shoes to fill following the death of Alexander McQueen but after bagging the event of the century, she managed
to keep the spirit of McQueen alive by evolving the brand into something special of her very own. Her past few collections could do no wrong and she was rightfully awarded designer of the year by the British fashion council later in the year. Kate Middleton may have been made a princess, but Burton is our fashion Queen… at least for now.
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