We can totally call 2019 the year of fabulous fashion! From so many stand-out looks to recreating utter classics, we witnessed a lot of sartorial goodness this year.
Karl Lagerfeld's death to Giorgio Armani winning 'Lifetime Achievement' Award, a lot went down on the fashion front this year. From making a mark at the starry red-carpets to bringing in the sartorial drama to the world of glamour, our favorite labels have managed to make us swoon with their stunning ensembles and impeccable sense of style.
Serving up a Daydream this year, Valentino's Spring 2020 collection was all parts dreamy and unreal. In terms of couture, it saw an eclectic mix of muted hues and pristine whites.
Keeping it crisp and elegant as always, this collection was a soft blend of classic trends with some modern elements.
On the red carpet, Emilia Clarke, Gemma Chan and Dakota Johnson gave us stand-out looks at the red carpet.
But nevertheless, the prize for the most dramatic outfit goes to Lizzo, for carrying the world's tiniest bag at the AMA's this year, while sporting all Valentino at the red carpet!
Talk about making a mark!
It is with deep sadness that the House of CHANEL announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the CHANEL Fashion House since 1983. An extraordinary creative individual, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the brand’s codes created by Gabrielle Chanel: the CHANEL jacket and suit, the little black dress, the precious tweeds, the two-tone shoes, the quilted handbags, the pearls and costume jewelry. Regarding Gabrielle Chanel, he said, “My job is not to do what she did, but what she would have done. The good thing about Chanel is it is an idea you can adapt to many things.” A prolific creative mind with endless imagination, Karl Lagerfeld explored many artistic horizons, including photography and short films. The House of CHANEL benefited from his talent for all the branding campaigns related to Fashion since 1987. Finally, one cannot refer to Karl Lagerfeld without mentioning his innate sense of repartee and self-mockery. Alain Wertheimer, CEO of CHANEL, said: “Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of CHANEL’s success throughout the world. Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand.” Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion at CHANEL, said: “Fashion show after fashion show, collection after collection, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on the legend of Gabrielle Chanel and the history of the House of CHANEL. He steadfastly promoted the talent and expertise of CHANEL’s ateliers and Métiers d’Art, allowing this exceptional know-how to shine throughout the world. The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by – to quote Karl – ‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future’.” Virginie Viard, Director of CHANEL’s Fashion Creation Studio and Karl Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator for more than 30 years, has been entrusted by Alain Wertheimer with the creative work for the collections, so that the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld can live on.
Karl Lagerfeld's death was a great loss to the House of Chanel and the fashion sphere alike. His successor to the chair, Virginia Viard is now the captain of the ship and we're ecstatic for what's to come.
Showcasing her recent collection for the label's 2019/20 show, Viard's vision mixed elements of Karl's codes with fundamentals from Coco Chanel's roots and rulebooks.
And undoubtedly, the mix was worth all the hype!
House ambassadors Margot Robbie, Lily-Rose Depp and Kristen Stewart gave us some rather stunning lewks this year, sporting various ensembles from the label's archives.
Donnatella Versace strikes again! From new designs to classic archived looks, the label served some major inspo this year. With their seasonal collections rolling every quarter, our celebs made the most of Versace's sultry, yet utterly charming ensembles.
Glamorous, feminine and totally out-of-the-box, Versace has served some off-the-charts looks and we LOVE it!
The Jenners, Jennifer Lopez and Dua Lipa made a statement at the MET in these extravagant dresses...
...while Rosie Whitley and Selena Gomez stunned in these custom ensembles.
Giorgio Armani's label has been in the industry for the longest time, but only recently was honored with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the British Fashion Awards.
From designing ensembles ahead of their time to reviving archived designs for special occasions, the label has done it all. Charming, crisp and utterly classy would be the best way to describe their collections!
Zendaya to Barbara Palvin, these divas can't seem to have enough of this label and we tend to agree! What are your thoughts?
Unique, lively and absolutely electric! Prabal Gurung has managed to make 2019 his canvas and oh boy, we feel his art is underrated!
The joy we felt, love we shared and friendships celebrated last night will forever live in our souls. We will forever celebrate Pride, spread love, continue the resistance and continue to grow #STRONGERINCOLOUR. #loveislove #pride2019 #pgworld #pride : @bfa & @elijahd0m @wheresd0m
So many divas opted for the designer's creations this year and we are glad we got to see more of this goodness.
Awkwafina, Camila Mendes and Jessica Alba stunned in these vibrant outfits and we are still not over it! Talk about wearable art!
Whacky couture, dreamy ensembles, structured to perfection, Christian Siriano has been an easy choice for anyone who wants to make a statement appearance.
From being loud and snazzy to conveying a message beyond serving fashion, Siriano's creations are definitely more than just revolutionary.
From Billy Porter's monochrome magic to Lucy Liu's purple charm, this label is on the forefront of creating a sartorial storm and we cannot wait!
Talk about absolute class and subtlety and we cannot think of anyone but Ralph Lauren.
Minimalism as their key element, this label has often made us drool with the simplest and most classic silhouettes!
Be it a soiree or a red-carpet gala, a Ralph Lauren creation can be easily spotted in a crowd.
Upbeat and snazzy, it's never a dull day with Louis Vuitton!
Their parent company LVMH and their ever-expanding family knows no bounds! They recently bought Rihanna's Fenty and Tiffany & Co. under their banner and we were shell-shocked!
From their chic monochromes and anagrams to their futuristic prints and sturctured designs, LV always keeps it swanky on the red carpets.
House ambassadors Emma Stone and Sophie Turner sported the label's ensembles all year round, making our eyes pop with their effortlessly stunning #OOTD's.
Special Mention: Zac Posen
Zac Posen has been a household name in the industry for almost two decades now. The designer and his esteemed label have been a favorite at the runway and among the celebrities alike!
Just recently, the designer was forced to shutter his namesake brand, as well as House of Zac Posen due to financial restrictions.
Redefining couture and wearable art, Zac has designed some of the most breath-taking ensembles we've ever seen!
Nina Dobrev's and Katie Holmes' MET outfits were amongst the few we absolutely adore! Another loss to the fashion industry...oh, Zac!
Quite a roller-coaster ride! What are your views?