After a year that has thrown the world into a polarising election, baffling referendum, tragic refugee crises, mindless wars and death of our cultural icons, many have declared it an annus horribilis – the term made famous by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992, after a year she said she would not remember with undiluted pleasure.
To beat the bad news overload we think pure escapism at this time is a must.
Read our look back at fashion’s most important styles, events and controversies of the year.
Writer Gloria N Moputu has comprehensively wrapped up everything that happened in fashion in 2016. From fashion embracing technology and curvaceous models redefining beauty to Chinese fashion defying the luxury decline, it’s all here.
So say goodbye to 2016 on an haute high.
Happy New Year – from the Fashion Statement team.