Meghan Markle wore an emerald green Emilia Wickstead dress for her final appearance as a senior member of the British royal family at the Commonwealth Service in March. Photo: Getty
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris wore a white pantsuit at victory speech with President-elect Joe Biden, in November. Photo: Instagram/ @kamalaharris
The online platform Lyst, has released its annual Year In Fashion Report, highlighting some of the most influential fashion moments of 2020. Although it has been a year different from most, and more stressful than most, there have still been plenty of incredible fashion moments that have generated excitement across the globe.
Lyst compiles its annual fashion report after analyzing the searches of more than 100 million shoppers over the past year. The report is broken down into categories including The Moments That Mattered and Power Dressers. These sections then reveal the moments and individuals that garnered the biggest buzz in terms of searches, sales, news coverage, and social media mentions.
It’s no big surprise that this year’s list of influential fashion moments included regal style from Meghan Markle and Princess Beatrice, as well as Hollywood glamour from Jennifer Aniston and Beyoncé. The list also saw the re-birth of the power suit thanks to female politicians US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and American representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Harris’ white pant suit was particularly popular.
Current Vogue US cover star Harry Styles became the first man to top this year’s Power Dressers list thanks to his suave, standout style. While the Kate Middleton effect still seems to reign supreme as the Duchess of Cambridge was the only royal to feature on the same list.
Meghan Markle did however make it onto The Moments That Mattered thanks to her emerald green Emilia Wickstead dress which she wore during her final appearance as a senior member of the royal family at the Commonwealth Service in March. Searches for the London-based label soared by 286%.
Elsewhere, continuing to create excitement, in spite of its controversy, the Netflix hit series Emily in Paris was named as part of Lyst’s Screen Style moments of the year. Vogue Arabia’s November cover star Lily Collins stars as the series’ lead Emily Cooper and was responsible for a 342% increase in searches in Kangol bucket hat after her character was featured wearing one.
Looking back on fashion in 2020, Vogue Arabia has compiled a list of the best influential moments from Lyst’s Year In Fashion.