Congratulations, my dears! We made it! While 2021 may have been marred by total existential precarity — and, to be honest, 2022 looks like it will be, too — in the face of all the challenges, fashion has thrived. Even when we were all confined within four walls, brands big and small seized the opportunity to innovate online — and when physical fashion weeks eventually did return, they did so with a bang. Of course, that’s not all that happened — this was also a year in which fashion proved its multimedia potential, ripping up the old rulebook regarding how things should be done and breaching newground in the worlds of entertainment, social media, and even the bold horizons of the metaverse. Here, we unpack some of the key conversation topics that shaped the industry this year.
Fashion enters its entertainment era
There’s no contesting that some of 2021’s real