A lot can happen in six weeks and that’s certainly true for the fashion world. The holiday season and several early movies brought us some amazing looks and the industry was buzzing with news as we wrapped up 2021.
“Emily in Paris” season 2
The controversial TV show has returned to Netflix with its second season. Known for her extreme style and “Americanism”, the titular Emily tries to fit into her new life in Paris through her fashion. But despite all the hype surrounding the show’s fashion taste, the new season of “Emily in Paris” is giving us some looks that are nothing short of outrageous. I’m all for exploring fashion, but wearing colorful clown pants to the office just doesn’t seem appropriate.
Even if the characters and the plot are problematic, I still finished the show in two days. Secondary characters often have better style than Emily, which is some consolation, and the Parisian backdrop definitely didn’t disappoint. I still recommend this show to all fashion lovers, but be prepared to be confused by some of the choices.
Pantone Color of the Year
Every year we get a new color, and this year it’s Veri-Peri.
“With the carefree confidence and bold curiosity that drives our creative spirit, curious and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents, complemented by a fresh perspective that resonates today, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri puts the future in a new light. We live in a time of transformation. PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist and the transition we are going through. As we emerge from a period of intense isolation, our notions and norms are shifting, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways,” (Pantone).
I like a good periwinkle, so I like this color choice. This color has already invaded red carpets and fashion shows, so prepare to see it everywhere.
British Fashion Awards
Much like the CFDA awards in the US, the British Fashion Awards celebrated British and global fashion personalities. The event brought beautiful looks and amazing fashion personalities were recognized and praised for their work.
Preview of the “Maison Gucci”
The most anticipated fashion film has been released with an all-star cast and a dynamic story. The visuals in this movie are spot on and I love Lady Gaga and Adam Driver as the protagonists. We get great music and looks from the movie, and yet, watching it, I felt something was missing. Compared to the book, the film’s pacing seems odd and the plot rushed. I still enjoyed the movie, but it was a real disappointment considering the hype and the book.
The death of Virgil Abloh
One of the saddest news of the year that really shocked the fashion community was the passing of creative genius Virgil Abloh. Abloh, who was the founder and creative director of Off-White as well as the creative director of Louis Vuitton Men’s, left a profound impact on the fashion world. He paved the way for black creatives in the high fashion industry and has always emphasized and supported fashion education for all. Before his passing, he even started a scholarship for black fashion students through the Fashion Scholarship Fund. He revolutionized what it meant to be haute couture, or haute couture, by bringing street culture into all of his work. His presence will be truly missed by all.
2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for fashion. As the world (very) slowly returns to normality, fashion is coming back to the fore. I’m excited for the future and the whole industry is waiting for us.