“That’s a 2023 problem,” was a popular train of thought last week to dismiss issues and enjoy what was left of the holiday season, but now that proverbial new year is here. As we head into 2023, we reflect on some of the biggest moments in fashion that left us at the edge of our seat. Ahead, we’ve compiled five of the most significant fashion news stories that ended on cliffhangers and will be resolved in 2023.
Daniel Lee’s First Burberry Collection
Every fan of British fashion is impatiently waiting for the grand reveal of Burberry‘s new collection at London Fashion Week this February, as it’s Daniel Lee‘s first collection after he was appointed Burberry’s chief creative officer and replacing Riccardo Tisci. This transition comes off the heels of Lee’s three-year run as creative director at Bottega Veneta.
Unveiling Virgil Abloh’s Successor
LVMH has not announced who will be replacing the late Virgil Abloh, ever since his untimely death, at age 41, in late 2021. Abloh left large shoes to fill as creative director of Louis Vuitton‘s menswear, which makes the appointment of his successor all the more suspenseful. The most pervasive rumour is that the luxury French fashion conglomerate will be announcing its new creative lead in mere weeks, and is considering Black talent such as Martine Rose, Grace Wales Bonner and Telfar Clemens to succeed Abloh.
Vivienne Westwood’s Last Collection
We’re counting down the months until the final collection created by the late Vivienne Westwood is released during London Fashion Week. The revolutionary British designer’s next season will be her swan song after a 60 year run in the fashion industry.
Who Will Replace Alessandro Michele?
Gucci and Alessandro Michele announced that they were parting ways in November 2022, after Michele’s successful seven year stint as the Italian fashion brand’s creative director. Neither has announced what direction they will continue in as both parties move forward.
Met Gala 2023 Outfits
The Met Gala is essentially the olympics of fashion, and the theme for the event determines how the players will perform. Naturally, fashion enthusiasts everywhere were excited when the Met Gala 2023 theme was released in an Instagram post made by the organisation’s official account late last year. It shared that this year, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” will underscore the outfits, paying tribute to the late Lagerfeld’s decades of creative work in the industry.