Last August in Vogue, Kate Moss named two things she'd never wear: sneakers with an evening dress and sweatpants. But even though Ms. Moss refuses to wear sweatpants, the trend's been gaining momentum and is now solidly in the spotlight. Back in November, Alexander Wang--prince of the laid-back, but still sexy, look--put up some sweat and thermal shorts. Now we're seeing them pop up in Resort collections. Helmut Lang and Rag & Bone (pictured) did their own slinky versions, and today Garance shared a fun and easy DIY with us: cuffed sweat shorts created from sliced American Apparel jogging pants. We're big fans of sweats (we love our AAs as much as Garance loves hers) and are glad they're getting a make-over. Are sweatpants the new leggings? After all, we kinda felt that leggings had run their course once they started pretending to be jeans and loose grey cotton's far more forgiving then spandex bike shorts. We'll be watching to see who picks up on this trend and how many different ways one can do something funky and new with sweats. --AMANDA JEAN BOYLE
20 Moments that Rocked the Fashion World in 2011
We'll cut right to the chase: A lot of crazy shit happened in the fashion world this year. While the industry that we call home can sometimes seem isolated and fantastical, many of its key players and events made headlines even in the mainstream media over the course of 2011.In the last 365 days, we've seen our share of ups and downs: There have been exciting new beginnings and tragic falls from grace. A royal wedding and a Sarah Burton for McQueen dress captivated the world, while Galliano's dress for Kate Moss made the fashion world swoon. We've celebrated the return of older models—like when 46-year-old Kristen McMenamy wore a bikini on the cover of Vogue Italia—and saw plenty of controversy surrounding very young ones. Just when we thought the boundaries of gender identity were breaking for good and that Lea T could kiss Kate Moss on the cover of LOVE, a men's mag openly calls androgynous model Andrej Pejic a "thing." We took it all in stride, and we've hopefully come out better on the other side.Looking back at 2011, we've chosen twenty major moments that we believe defined the year in fashion. Which one made the biggest impact on you?