This year has come to an end, and looking back, it seems that the biggest moments were the saddest ones. Not only the war in Ukraine and rising anti-Semitism define this year's mood, but we lost more than one fashion talent. Vogue Editor André Leon Talley, designer and musician Virgil Abloh, legendary Thierry Mugler, and one and only Japanese designer Issey Miyake who passed away aged 84, were fashion giants, undoubtedly irreplaceable; all of them made their mark in the industry. and we will always miss them.
Famous fashion model Linda Evangelista returns to the runway after 15 years for the Fendi show at Milan fashion week. Her appearance was met with an ovation by Kim Kardashian and Kate Moss.
Another model, Bella Hadid, collaborated with Coperni during the Paris fashion week with a stunning performance of fashion and technology. Bella appeared half-naked on stage for a spray-on dress. That was a breathtaking moment for many of us.. Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan had a couple of similar performances back in the 90s when they used sophisticated new technologies for their fashion experiments. Dress painted by a robot for the Spring 1999 Alexander McQueen show with Shalom Harlow or conceptual and transformable laser garments by Chalayan already surprised the fashion world.
The importance of technology and fashion working together is essential, but at the same time, we must remember how sustainability and inclusivity levels need to go along.
That's why AVANT GARDIST brands always offer ethical and visually stunning collections and will continue to in the upcoming year.