It was a year filled with events in the world of fashion. There were designer collaborations, position switches, and many more. We take a look back to recap all that took place in 2012.
The fashion year stars with the Fashion Week followed by various events and ceremony awards. One of the more notable moments from Fashion Week was a Mulberry show at which the brand presented a Del Rey bag inspired by the singer Lana Del Rey who also scored a fashion gig at H&M fronting the brand’s ad campaigns as well as appearing on the fashion mag covers.
The year was also filled with designer collaborations take for instance, Marni’s collaboration collection with H&M. But it was far from the only collaboration collections this year, Mary Katrantzou launched a capsule collection designed for Topshop, Maison Martin Margiela also designed for H&M, Peter Pilotto collaborated with a swimwear designer Lisa Marie Fernandez, and Gean Paul Gaultier designed a swimwear collection for La Perla.
In April Raf Simons was announced a new creative director of Dior while Jil Saunder returned to design for her own label as Simons accepted Dior’s offer. Later in the year it was announced that Nicolas Ghesquière leaves Balenciaga, his position was offered to Alexander Wang who accepted. Yves Saint Laurent changing its name to Saint Laurent Paris had to do with Hedi Slimane taking a position of creative director. The editors of some big fashion mags also switched positions this year with Sally Singer going to Vogue as Digital Creative Director, Deborah Needleman becoming a new director at T Magazine replacing Singer, and Kristina O’Neill succeeding Needleman at WSJ.
Olympics that took place in London this year also got some fashion treatment as Stella McCartney designed sportswear for the athletes. It’s been definitely a big year for designer who scooped two British Fashion Awards for Designer and Designer Brand of the Year and named on the 2013 New Year Honours list.
The face of 2012 definitely was Cara Delevingne who also won a British Fashion Award for being a Model of the Year. Also scoring high-profile fashion magazine covers and establishing her presence in the fashion world was the model Kate Upton who seems to be taking the fashion world by storm.
The Spring 2013 Fashion Week was heavily Instagram-ed popularizing such weird items as the Chanel’s Hula Hoop bag and Celine’s fur slippers.
That’s it for the major events in fashion for the year of 2012. There are many launch dates and events planned for 2013. Stay with us to learn more about the latest fashion news, trends and events.