It’s that most wonderful time of the year when it is traditional to do a countdown/round-up/run down/whatever. I will not be left out of the fun. Here are my top 5 fashion moments of the year in an exciting countdown stylee:
5. Hedi Slimane leaving Dior in July. It’s easy now to look back and see this as a bad thing – he did achieve a lot, but that look was getting tired and it was time to move on.
4. Lanvin A/W 07. It’s great to see what someone who loves fabric and tailoring and knows what he’s doing can achieve. He’s mixed it all up for next season too.
3. Summer shorts. This was the year summer shorts stopped pretending to be trousers with hemlines hanging sulkily round the calves, and embraced their brevity. Long may the kneecap reign.
2. Naomi Campbell doing community service. She looked so fierce on the last day, that when I saw the pictures I let out an involuntary ‘You better work it girl!’. Which was embarrassing. Rather than actually clean anything, I think her strategy was to be so fabulous she actually repelled dirt.
1. Brandish. Recognize.