The guys had it in 2011. The men’s market generated plenty of attention with flashy product launches and high-profile retail pushes. Case in point: Voters chose Gilt Groupe’s masculine debut as the retail concept of the year. The industry also continues to keep its eye on the sleek, retro aesthetic of “Mad Men,” though youngster Justin Bieber remains a top trendsetter for the second time in a row. As for the ladies, Lady Gaga was forced to hand over her female trendsetter title to the world’s most famous newlywed: the Duchess of Cambridge. However, Gaga still has serious fashion cred: Some want her to start her own brand.
WHICH CELEB SHOULD LAUNCH A SHOE LINE?
WHICH TV SHOW OR MOVIE HAD THE BIGGEST FASHION INFLUENCE?
WHAT WAS THE BEST NEW RETAIL CONCEPT OF 2011?
30% Gilt Man
19% Treasure & Bond
10% C. Wonder
9% Moda Operandi
WHICH FOOTWEAR SEGMENT WAS MOST IMPROVED?
33% High-end women’s
16% Contemporary women’s
11% High-end men’s
3% Contemporary Men’s
WHAT WAS THE MOST POPULAR TREND THIS YEAR?
15% Lightweight running
8% Ladylike silhouettes
6% Menswear-inspired looks
WHAT WILL BE THE HOT TREND OF 2012?