Looking back on 2021, it is fair to say it has been one helluva year for fashion. After 2020, when the whole world went virtual, this year has ignited a fashion flare. With designers and industry names thriving on our need for more, we saw a world of colour, creativity and celebration. Here are some of the biggest moments from the year…
#1 Pyper Moss’s Debut on the FHCM Calendar
Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond made history as the first Black designer invited by France’ Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to present on the official schedule. Shown at the historical estate of the US’s first female Black self-made millionaire Madam CJ Walker, the Pyer Moss collection was a celebration of Black inventors of the past. It shined a light on the often-overlooked role of Black individuals in shaping American history.
#2 Balenciaga’s First Haute Couture Collection in 53 years.
For its first haute couture offering since 1968, Georgian fashion designer Demna Gvasalia went back to Maison’s roots and hosted the show at Balenciaga salon at 10 Avenue Georges V, Paris. The fashion world went crazy and it broke with the internet, with feeds flooded with reposts from the few inside shots. The show presented a distinctly modern take on high fashion, mixing casual garments with formal gowns, a personal favourite would be the tangerine skirt suit complete with a Philip Treacy lampshade hat.