New Year, A Better You

Now we find ourselves at the end of an eventful year, and the promise of another hopeful year rears its ugly head yet again, and just the thought of the inevitable plethora of “New year, new me” social media statuses is enough to send bile into our throats.

I think we can all collectively agree that 2015 went by too quickly. It was swift, but certainly not dull. Humanity took a big leap forward with the legalisation of same sex marriages in the whole of the United States of America, a new royal baby was born, the world was introduced to Caitlyn Jenner, and Justin Bieber miraculously resuscitates his career!

Now we find ourselves at the end of an eventful year, and the promise of another hopeful year rears its ugly head yet again, and just the thought of the inevitable plethora of “New year, new me” social media statuses is enough to send bile into our throats. This resentment stems from years of unfulfilled resolutions, and yet we find ourselves secretly partaking in this yearly tradition in earnest hope that it all works out.

It gives us a reason to confidently express the changes we want to make in our lives, but optimism sometimes overpowers realism and we end up setting ourselves up for failure. Perhaps we shouldn’t aim to make changes to achieve a new version of ourseleves, but simply a better version? That is to say, making a change that works for you, and not forcing yourself into it. That is what we’re all about, at Cuevolution: we do not change ourselves to fit a trend, but vice versa.

2015 was not any less exciting in fashion; with major high street label, H&M, making headlines and causing mass hysteria across the globe with their latest collaboration with Balmain, proving that the demand for affordable luxury is higher than ever!

Meanwhile, traditional beauty standards were challenged when legendary author, Joan Didion (at 81!), was announced as the star of Céline’s ad campaign, which sparked the trend of ad campaigns featuring women… of a certain age. This is also evident when the transgender movement scored wins with trans models such as Andreja Pejić and Hari Nef being featured on the runway of major fashion shows this year, blurring the lines of androgyny and creating conversations regarding the definitions of gender roles and binarism in fashion.

Ultimately, the hottest trend of 2015 is acceptance. Not only of others, but also most importantly, of yourself. Never succumb to your flaws, but instead embrace it and make it work for you! If 2015 has taught us anything; it is that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. You will never please everyone, so why not please yourself? 

The future of fashion looks bright (or interesting, at least) with the departure of Raf Simmons and Alber Elbaz at Dior and Lanvin respectively, leaving the world on the edge of their seats as both labels are set to announce new successors. Meanwhile, Demna Gvasalia of Vetements (a Cuevolution favourite) is set to take over Alexander Wang’s position as artisitic director of Balenciaga and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

As for the future of Cuevolution, we are most eager for new things to come in 2016. Big changes are coming as we prepare for the launch of our new space, which will hopefully see new designers and pieces as well. We are thankful for the overwhelming support we received throughout 2015 and are working hard to make sure we rock this year even better so watch this space! xx