After the dust has settled on your New Year's resolutions, it’s time to look forward to the future, and after a little crystal ball gazing, here’s what will be making headlines across the globe in 2014. From Nicolas Ghesquière’s new undertaking as artistic director at Louis Vuitton to models on the rise, there are many changes afoot in the fashion industry this year. We’ve compiled our definitive list of who and what to watch out for in the coming months, so pencil in these events and see our guide to the new year in fashion.
Peter Pilotto for Target
With the Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration slated to hit stores in early February, cue the cat fights, hair pulling and generally fashion-crazed chaos to ensue for the exclusive capsule collection's geometrical digital prints.
Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton
Following Marc Jacobs' final swan song for the house of Louis Vuitton last year, Nicolas Ghesquière fills his role as artistic director and will unveil his highly anticipated first collection for the label in March at the Fall 2014 shows.
Kristen Stewart as the Face of Chanel
Expect to see Kristen Stewart's face and awkward, notoriously self-conscious poses plastered everywhere as of May, when the starlet's campaign as the unlikely face of the fashion house is revealed.
New York Fashion Week’s New Venue
The show-going set can be prepared to view those Fall 2014 collections in a slightly retooled setting at the Lincoln Center come February, as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week announced its plan to overhaul the current setup for their bi-annual runway extravaganza. IMG Fashion is spearheading the changes to refresh venues and revamp show formats this year.
Kate Moss for Topshop
Returning after a three-year hiatus, Kate Moss is collaborating once again with high street retailer Topshop, scheduled for release in the spring of 2014. The year is a big one for Moss as she celebrates her 40th birthday, debuts her controversial documentary and begins her position as contributing fashion editor of Vogue UK.
Model Movie Roles
A new year signals a new career change for a few of our favorite runway fixtures. Cara Delevingne will test the acting waters in her roles in the British independent film Kids in Love, The Face of An Angel inspired by the Amanda Knox case and directed by Michael Winterbottom, and the cinema adaption of Martin Amis' novel London Fields, alongside Amber Heard and Jim Sturgess. Emily Ratajkowski, better known for her nude performance in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines music video, will also debut her acting chops in the film version of Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl alongside Hollywood heavyweight Ben Affleck.
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John Galliano’s Next Move
With John Galliano's brief stint under Oscar de la Renta's wing this past fall, the rumour mills are buzzing with chatter about the ex-Dior designer's next move.
The Fate of Jil Sander
After leaving her namesake label for a third time, the future of Jil Sander is at a crossroads with the in-house team designing the upcoming Fall 2014 collection to be shown in March. However, the fate of the brand will not be determined and unveiled until later in the year.
H&M Opens in Australia
Australia will finally welcome retail giant H&M down under at its Melbourne location. The new store will be one of H&M's largest stores globally and kicks off with an Australian-only capsule collection to celebrate its opening.
Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl’s Wedding
With the recent news of Olivia Palermo's engagement to model Johannes Huebhl breaking in the New Year, we can only expect this sartorially-aware pair to put on a fashionable show at their 2014 nuptials.
Logomania is poised to be one of the most worn 90s-inspired trends in 2014, thanks to designers like DKNY and Alexander Wang displaying their logos loud and proud on the spring runways.
Last year introduced us to some of the fashion newcomers to keep an eye out for in 2014. This year, we'll be focused on the rising career of Stella Jean, the protégée of Giorgio Armani and one of last season's most talked about labels. Also on our ones to watch list is Sophia Webster, whose feminine, quirky, candy-colored shoes flew off shelves faster than its stockists could meet the demand. In the model world, Malaika Firth is set for even bigger and better things in 2014 with a Prada and Burberry campaign under her belt from the previous year.
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