As we welcome in 2015 with open arms, let us remember some of 2014’s most notable fashion moments.
1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West land the cover of Vogue Magazine
A decision that caused the world to go crazy, Anna Wintour chose to feature the most talked about celebrity couple on April’s cover of Vogue. Dressed as bride and groom, Vogue’s religious readers either loathed or loved Wintour’s decision. For Kimye however it was their ultimate dream come true!
2. Christian Louboutin launches nail polish range
The founder of the famous red sole chose to move away from handbags and shoes and take a step in the direction of beauty. Priced between £30-£40, the designer launched a range of nail polishes in many colours, but of course featured a choice of red coat he is most famous for. Louboutin stated that “no matter what the category, my beauty products will amplify a woman’s own beauty rather than to fix her imperfections.”
3. Normcore became normal
The biggest trend of 2014 was in fact Normcore. For those of you still uncertain about what the trend is, I’ll put it simply for you: dressing ‘normally.’ Yes the viral trend of 2014 was to ditch stilettos and LBDs, in favour of jeans, t-shits and trainers.
4. Fast food met fashion
Moschino’s 2015 Autumn/Winter collection redefined the phrase “you are what you eat” to “you wear what you eat”. Jeremy Scott’s designs for Moschino served up a collection of McDonalds inspired items, from a happy meal style handbag to an iPhone case shaped as fries.
5. Kendall became the new it girl
Move over Cara Delevinge, 2014 was the year Kim Kardashian’s little sister, Kendall Jenner became the new IT model. Reality star turned runway model strutted her stuff on the runways of some of the most well established designers this year from Marc Jacobs, to family favourite Balmain.
6. London showcased some of the best fashion exhibitions.
Lucky for us London students, the fashion exhibitions available to us this year were better than ever. The Victoria and Albert Museum featured ‘Wedding Dresses 1775-2014’ showcasing how wedding dresses have evolved over the years. And the Barbican showed ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk to The Catwalk’ including moving mannequins and videos tracing years of designs.