The biggest style story of 2013 was streetwear — and how it jumped the shark, so to speak. We hit peak KTZ courtesy of stars like 2 Chainz and Rihanna, and all summer in New York, hypebeasts could be seen rocking unfortunate combinations of #beentrill, Pyrex Vision, Hood by Air, Supreme and the like, all good on their own but a travesty all together (and whoa, did people ever wear them all together).
Meanwhile, a slew of labels knocked off/spoofed high fashion — from Brian Lichtenberg's popular, Céline-referencing "Ballin Paris" tee to LPD New York's team jerseys repping designers like Philo, Margiela and McQueen. But by year's end, the spoofs became their own spoof, knockoffs of the knockoffs becoming so commonplace they were in deep discount webwide. (Guess it's telling that as Donda's Virgil Abloh launches yet another streetwear line, Off-White, Kanye's donning basics almost exclusively.)
Beyond streetwear, there were so many great moments this year, on red carpets, runways, and stadium stages — as well as not-so-great moments when we nonetheless felt a compelling need to rubberneck (Gaga! Miley!). Here are a few of the most exceptional, and a selection of the best you'll be seeing for Spring 2014.
By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd