2015 is shaping up to be a stellar year in fashion and the creative arts with a plethora of exciting exhibitions, fashion ‘toing and froings’ and quite frankly amazingly spectacular happenings. The year kicks off with an extravaganza from Cirque du Soleil as Kooza hits the Royal Albert Hall and the return of the fashion maestro, John Galliano, as he shows his debut couture collection for Maison Martin Margiela in London…so excited. And then it is only a matter of months until the much anticipated, Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty exhibition finally arrives in London in March; the weekends are already selling out fast. Then just as we are finally able to start considering our Spring wardrobes, the fashion circus moves on to AW 15/16 as the brightest and the best converge on New York, London, Milan and Paris. And gosh can we expect some fireworks: as Gareth Pugh returns to show in London; Guillame Henry leaves Carven and joins Nina Ricci hoping to breathe his fresh fun style and serious cachet amongst cool girls into the stately staid brand; the opening at Ricci was due to Peter Copping departing to succeed the King of US red carpet fashion Oscar de La Renta who sadly past away in 2014. Also coinciding nicely with spring/summer’s huge Seventies revival, is the first exhibition of the work of Thea Porter at the Fashion and Textile Museum and inspirational new book launches including Stephen Sprouse: Xerox/Rock/Art: An Archive of Drawings and Ephemera, available March and Invitation Strictly Personal – a hefty tome documenting 40 years of designer invites…. And that’s just the first half of 2015 …buckle your belts it’s going to be an exhilarating year!