Louis Vuitton's A/W 2012 collection, one of the highlights at Paris Fashion Week. Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans
Come February, Women's Fashion Week was upon us, which called for a trip to Paris for the A/W 2012 shows, not to mention New York, London and Milan.
See the collections
Meanwhile, we were floored by the colour on show at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, which offered up a stellar collection of design for 2012.
Browse the best from Stockholm
And we headed over China to uncover its new architectural marvels, from major tower developments to remote galleries.
Take an architecture tour of China
2012 in review: