Here is my Faves of 2009:
The first has to be 13 year old blogger of the year Tavi Gevinson. This lil fashionista has created a storm in the fashion industry and is now seen on the front row at the biggest catwalk shows. Tavi started her blog at age 11 and now has over 50,000 readers.
Check out www.tavi-thenewgirlintown.blogspot.com
Mary Katrantzou is among the second wave of breakout stars of the digital print revolution that has been sweeping London's designers since Basso & Brooke began experimenting a few years ago. The shift from mechanical screen printing to computer manipulations of color and pattern has meant designers like Katrantzou can achieve impossibly complex feats of imagination, and she's moving as fast as pixels and ink jets can be pushed to decorate a beautiful silk dress. For Spring, the wavy, multicolored trompe l'oeil patterns were an intensification of the research into perfume bottles Katrantzou used last Fall. This time, she'd gotten sucked into the visual possibilities of the spiraling, fluid forms of artisanal blown glass. The result: far more sophisticated pieces than the front-only placement prints on shifts she did last season.-text & image source:style.com's by sarah Mower