Fashion 2014, What We Will All Be Talking About Next Year
In a few days, the ball will drop and we will be greeting 2014.
Year ends usually inspire moments of reflection, but I see a year end as a moment of anticipation. New products, media and technology are just waiting to be debuted come 2014 and I for one can't wait.
With that being said, see me as your fashionable fortune teller as I look into the future at what we will all be talking about next year.
The Fashion Fund - Premiers January 22nd Behold The Fashion Fund brought to you by the amazing people of Ovation TV who now have my undying love and affection. The documentary meets reality TV competition - docu-tition, if you will - follows emerging designers as they compete for annual Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Award. Unprecedented access to the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, Steven Kolb of CFDA and Jenna Lyons of J.Crew. Whaaaaat?!
Under the Gunn - Premiers January 16 Tim Gunn, everyone's favorite design godfather, now has his own show on Lifetime!
Gunn is joined by and will oversee Project Runway alumni Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos as they mentor 15 up and coming designers. Each team lead must coach their neophytes through challenges and critiques from judges designer Rachel Roy, celebrity stylist Jen Rade and Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi, as they build their collections.
Being that Tim Gunn single handedly made Project Runway a household name with his catchy phrases and debonaire delivery, I'm pretty sure this show will be nothing if not entertaining.
The Smart Watch Take Over Samsung premiered their GALAXY Gear smart watch this fall, but the smart watch games have only begun. With the Sony Smartwatch 2 premiering this fall and Apple's iWatch rumored 2014 debut, it looks like wearable tech will be the hot thing next year.
Vivienne Westwood Memoir The 72 year old internationally known punk design icon will be releasing her first personal memoir in October 2014. The book is expected to be incredibly honest account of the designers transformation from school teacher to fashion veteran and will include contributions from her family and high profile friends, including Naomi Campbell, Prince Charles and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assage.
Julia Gillard Memoir Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is expected to publish her memoir in 2014 barely 2 years from office. She, like Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin, has been criticized and praised for her fashion choices over the years becoming a reluctant trend setter.
Hillary Clinton Memoir Speaking of the self proclaimed pant suit aficionado, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's memoir is set to debut in June of next year fueling 2016 run rumors.
Yves Saint Laurent Times 2 Not one but two new movies based on the life of famed designer Yves Saint Laurent will premier in 2014. The trailer for Saint Laurent starring Chanel model Gaspard Ulliel has not been released yet, but trailer for it's evil twin Yves Saint Laurent starring Pierre Niney is below. Let the magic wash over you.
Fashion Week Revamp
Photo by Keith Luter Jr.
Earlier this year, IMG announced a complete rehaul of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as a response to designer complaints and sagging numbers. Changes will including revamped venues, shuttle service and taking a machete to the million people long media list (bloggers are on the chopping block). More designers will be streaming shows live on Mercedes Benz website as well.
The February 2014 shows will be the first season where these changes will take effect, so the fashion world is waiting with breath that is bated.
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