It’s the end of a decade, but don’t fret, 2011 is going to be an amazing year for fashion. Here are 11 things we’re looking forward to this year.
1. Karl Lagerfeld will be designing a mass market Fall 2011 capsule collection for Macy’s.
2. The classic Hermes Kelly bag is turning wicker in Spring 2011.
3. The Row will be adding handbags and shoes to their upcoming collections, starting with Fall 2011.
4. Rebecca Minkoff will open her first brick-and-mortar store in an as-yet-unnamed location, in either Soho or Noho. The contemporary store will stock Minkoff’s collections, along with what the designer calls, “things I love” – journals, books, pottery, and other finds she has picked up while traveling, and designs from her fellow CFDA inductees.
5. Thom Browne will launch his womenswear collection and Ports 1961 will launch their menswear collection, both in Fall 2011. In addition, Ports 1961 is opening stand alone men’s stores, in either New York, Paris, or Milan.
6. Sex and the City writer and producer Michael Patrick King is working on a new TV show. It’s scheduled to appear on CBS, and it’s called, Two Broke Girls, described as "a more realistic take on living in New York City."
7. On April 29, 2011, we’ll get to see, once and for all, what Kate Middelton wears on her wedding day.
8. Gwyneth Paltrow will release her first cookbook, "My Fathers Daughter", after recently telling Vogue that she always feels closest to her late father when she’s in the kitchen. The book will be released on April 13, 2011.
9. Matthew Williamson, who collaborated on a limited-edition capsule collection for H&M a while back, will launch his own diffusion line called Muse by Matthew Williamson in Fall 2011.
10. Victoria Beckham will team up with Brian Atwood on two pairs of Spring 2011 shoes. One is a take on Atwood’s “Maniac” pump; Beckham’s Rolex watch inspired a revamping of the heel in rose gold. The other pair, called “Zenith”, is the same style, but with an ankle strap.
11. After ten years at French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld will leave her post at the end of January. What will a post-Roitfeld French Vogue be like? We shall see come early 2011!