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Style winners and losers of 2008From Posh Spice’s triumphant return to Manchester’s fashion scene to Madonna’s muscly new physique. We take a look at all the hits and misses on the style front this year. Plus, a few predictions of who and what to look out for over the next 12 months.12:12, 18 APR 2010Updated04:45, 13 JAN 2013Agyness Deyn has found supermodel superstardom in 2008
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From scary snakeskin accessories to new supermodels, it’s been a busy old year on the style scene.
Bagging some of the most lucrative catwalk gigs of the year, advertising contracts with the likes of Burberry and Jean Paul Gaultier, and several top fashion awards, the punk princess’ pushed Kate Moss off her pedestal as the UK’s top supermodel.
And she created, like Posh, that real measure of fame a haircut named in her honour, with the short, spiky,
peroxide blonde chop The Aggy.
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR: VICTORIA BECKHAM
BACK in Manchester, back with the Spice Girls (albeit temporarily) and back on top of the style tree 2008 proved a comeback year for the queen of the killer heels.
First up VB got the biggest rounds of applause from audiences at the Spice Girls’ gigs at the beginning of the year. Going on to score top style points with her striking look at the Manchester launch of her latest perfume, before wowing the fashion world with her new collection of frocks.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, la Posh then went on to spawn a million new haircuts with her new pixie do the Poxie. Looks like that Queen of the WAGs crown is safe for another year.
WEDDING WARDROBE OF THE YEAR: COLEEN ROONEY
MEANWHILE, WAG queen in waiting, Coleen McLoughlin took a step up the ladder by finally tying the knot with her footballer beau Wayne Rooney, going all out to better the Beckhams’ lavish wedding with a Italian ceremony.
Whatever you think about the Cheshire based celeb’s choice of fashion or husband you have to hand it to her for the wedding wardrobe of the year, getting hitched in not one but three different dresses.
NEVERMIND It Bags, platform heels and skinny jeans the fashion story of the year had to be our love affair with all things thrifty. As the credit crunch started to bite, old fashioned make do and mend culture became the hottest new trend.
Vintage fashion, charity shop sweeps and recycling old wardrobe favourites became de rigueur as we all started looking for style on a shoestring.
While 60s supermodel Twiggy sparked a million clothes swap shops with her Frock Exchange show, we all looked for new ways to get fashion for free.
And with 2009 looking even gloomier on the financial front, spending less will become even more on trend next year.