A Year in Review: 2014 Events in the Fashion Industry

By Elise Borja and Yana Sybiga

Photos: Sources in captions

As 2015 has begun, we are reflecting on the last year in many ways. Whether it is personal events or in the fashion industry, things changed vastly in 2014. Here are our top picks for the 2014’s top events in the fashion industry:

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The New Faces of the Industry’s Top Fashion Houses

John Galliano became creative director of Maison Martin Margiela, Nicolas Ghesquière settled down at Louis Vuitton, Jason Wu vitalized Hugo Boss, Alexander Wang took Balenciaga under control and Jeremy Scott took on an innovative approach with Moschino.

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The Kardashians/Jenners

This was a massive year for Kim Kardashian, who not only broke the internet with her Paper cover, but also appeared on Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign and Vogue’s front cover with her equally stylish husband, Kanye West.

Kim’s half-sister, Kendall Jenner, was not far behind with her major success this year in the modeling industry. This Jenner starred on the cover of Teen Vogue and Love, as well as created a shoe and handbag line for Steve Madden with her younger sister Kylie. And how could we forget her rise to success as the new face of Estée Lauder? We can’t wait to see what awaits Kendall in 2015.

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The Rise of Wearable Tech

Google Glasses, Apple iWatch, Opening Ceremony x Intel’s MICA bracelet – these gadgets have been widely discussed in 2014 with releases in 2015.

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Oscar de la Renta and L’Wren Scott

As the year presented the birth of many new trends and models, we said goodbye to two of the industry’s leaders: Oscar de la Renta and L’Wren Scott.

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Notable Collaborations

Alexander Wang x H&M was arguably the most awaited fashion collaboration of the year with their huge promotional campaign. However, it didn’t end there. Collabs were launched throughout the year, including: Miley Cyrus x Jeremy Scott, Cara Delevingne for DKNY and Mulberry, Peter Pilotto and Altuzarra for Target, Zooey Deschanel x Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Moss x Topshop (again!), Rita Ora x Adidas, Nasty Gal x M.A.C, and so on. The list of collaborations has left us all eager for more. Can 2015 top this list?

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