We couldn’t close out 2012 without sharing some of our favorite people, places and moments of the year, making such a lasting impression that we promise we’ll still be talking about them well into ’13.
Fashion Film: Inez & Vinoodh for Dior in Versailles. Stunning black and white to color photography.
Fashion Moment: Battle of the rebrands in Paris. Sure to heat up in 2013 as Alexander Wang takes on Balenciaga, and both Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane breathe new life into Dior, and, Saint Laurent, respectively.
The end of time: ephemeral art made lasting impression.
Color immersion is our kind of installation!
Fashion illustration: Simple with a pop of color.
Sweet psychedelia: bright, bold and surreal mixed media
Breakout artists: Cuban collective Los Carpinteros
EP: Flex Fantasy – AVAN LAVA. If you like to dance, this EP is the absolute best. The Brooklyn-based band is even better live. BUY HERE
Mainstream guilty pleasure: “Diamonds” – Rihanna
Check out our TrendMix for our most played tracks of 2012.
Honorable mention: DJ bidding wars in Las Vegas
New Restaurant: ACME was our favorite spot in 2012.
The blogs loved: Charcuterie food photography.
Secret Supper Clubs: LA-based Wolvesmouth and a New Yorker profile spearheaded a new movement.
Check out our recap of editorial trends.
Check out our recap of top Agence France Presse photos in 2012.