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Top 10 Fashion Moments of 2017

From the turnover of designers to the 90s supermodels, this is what happened in fashion during the last year

Top 10 Fashion Moments of 2017  From the turnover of designers to the 90s supermodels, this is what happened in fashion during the last year

Each end of the year has become a habit retrace the major events that have characterized the last 365 days.

Even nss does it and offers you a rundown of the 10 moments that have marked the fashion world. Which of them remember and what not? Have you preferred to see the supermodel of the 90s on the catwalk or the show of Saint Laurent under the Eiffel Tower?

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#1 Donatella Versace & the Original Gang of ‘90s Supermodels

Milan Fashion Week.

Donatella Versace remembers her brother, 20 years after her death, celebrating his work.

So for SS18 brings on the catwalk the cult garments of the collections designed by Gianni reinterpreted in a contemporary key: Vogue, Warhol, My Friend Elton, Icons, Baroque, Animalia, Native Americans, Tresor de la Mer, Metal Mesh, Butterflies.

For a few minutes Milan returns to the 90s, with fashion, with Freedom by George Michael in the background and, above all, with the super top models of that period. Statuesque and beautiful, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni and Helena Christensen in long dresses in gold lamé pose like in the famous shot by Richard Avedon.

An iconic moment.


#2 Supreme x Louis Vuitton

A capsule collection became legend.

Supreme and Louis Vuitton join forces and together create a variety of products ranging from classic garments or accessories such as sweatshirts, T-shirts, travel bags, sneakers to the most eccentric objects such as bear, brick, Ferrari and even a coffin.

Since Kim Jones has unveiled the collection on the catwalk, the fashion world has lost its head and the leaders, immediately after arriving in stores (pop up or not), have been sold out.

Result? The cleverest try to sell any piece at a price that is enormously higher than the initial one, and the debits and fame of LV and Supreme have reached stellar levels.


#3 Colette closes after twenty years

On December 20, Colette, the iconic Parisian store at 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, which through a unique mix of high fashion brands, streetwear, gadgets, toys, books and design objects, has shaped the concept of trend and developed products unique with a lot of collaborators, from Balenciaga to Raf Simons, closes forever.

This concludes an adventure begun in 1997 by Colette Roussaux and her daughter Sarah Lerfel, because, as they themselves explained by Instagram, every story must end, “Colette Rousseaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time, and Colette cannot exist without Colette”.


#4 Balenciaga’s Ikea Lookalike Tote

April 2017.

Fashion addicted and not talk about one topic: Balenciaga’s Carry Shopper aka the glamour copy of the famous Frakta by Ikea.

Just put the two bags close to see how much they look like each other. They have the same color, double handle, maxi size and silhouette virtually identical, but different material. The first is made of leather, the second in resistant polypropylene.

Another small difference? The price: 1700 euros against 99 cents.

The parodies invade the web and the Frakta turns into an Air Jordan, backpack, hat, anti-smog mask, tanga, Christmas sock, ...


#5 Virgil Abloh collaborations

The 2017 was a very busy year for Virgil Abloh.

In 365 days, in addition to working for the collections of his Off-White (the latest for the SS18 is a tribute to the style of Lady Diana), he lent his creativity for many collaborations.

The designer, for esample, has worked with Nike, Warby Parker, Ikea, Jimmy Choo, Levi’s, the New York City Ballet, Umbro, Kith and with rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

The most prestigious partnership? The one with Nike for “The Ten”, that is the reworking by Abloh of 10 iconic models that have marked the history of the sportswear giant.

According to the man they are a lot more than simple sneakers, but “these shoes have broken barriers in performance and style. To me, they are on the same level as a sculpture of David or the Mona Lisa.”


#6 Designers game of musical chairs

The domino effect, ie the chain reaction that occurs when a change, however small, is able to produce another similar, started last year among fashion designers it is also continued in 2017.

Given by now the end of fashion dominated by great visionary stylists, supplanted by creative directors able to produce with their talent great collections, many have terminated or started working relationships.

Among the farewells: Riccardo Tisci - Givenchy, Christopher Bailey - Burberry, Jonathan Saunders - DVF, Fulvio Rigoni - Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicola Formichetti - Diesel.

Among the arrivals: Shayne Oliver from Helmut Lang, Clare Waight Keller from Givenchy, Olivier Lapidus from Lanvin, Francesco Risso from Marni, Lucie and Luke Meier from Jil Sander, Raf Simons from Calvin Klein.


#7 Sexual misconducts

It all started in October when the New York Times recounted decades of sexual harassment and assaults perpetrated by film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

From there many women and men who have suffered the same episodes have found the courage to report abuse, even in the fashion world.

The first to pay the price is Terry Richardson, on which since 2005 there were several charges apparently tolerated until this year, which is banned from any Condé Nast publication.

In December, the photographer Bruce Weber was also in trouble, as a result of the sexual allegations of misconduct of two models.

Perhaps the denunciation is only the first step for a concrete change of mentality? Some signals it gives hope.

Some examples? The reawakening of the women’s rights movement comes on the catwalk also with the manifesto tees of Dior and Prabal Gurung or the British Fashion Council’s commitment to stop the mistreatment of models by setting guidelines for fair and just working practices.


#8 Saint Laurent Stages A Show Under The Eiffel Tower

Is there a more suggestive and iconic location for the Paris Fashion Week of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night?

For Saint Laurent no. So the fashion house presented its SS18 collection under a starry sky and in front of 1,500 guests and a front row full of celebrities, from Vincent Gallo to Kate Moss, from Lenny Kravitz to Naomi Watts.

In the Trocadero gardens alternated the creations of Anthony Vaccarello who comments:

“I want the Saint Laurent girl to have fun in life, and to enjoy Paris. And at night, she loves the darkness. And even if the Eiffel Tower is a cliché, I really want to push this cliché far, this postcard view of Paris this beautiful”.


#9 Céline Dion is The Unexpected Style Star of The Year 

Nobody would have bet on it, but Céline Dion won the title of fashion diva of the year.

Beating younger and more social stars like the Hadid sisters or the Kardashian-Jenner, the singer totally transformed her style by attracting attention, especially during the Paris Fashion Week.

Nearly 50 years old, with suggestions the stylist Law Roach, she showed off every kind of look, from etiquette to urban, from eccentric glamor, wearing over the Vetements sweatshirts, socksboots florealidi Balenciaga, coats crocodile, ladylike designer clothes Dior, boots covered with crystals of Saint Laurent or creations by Alessandro Michele for Gucci.

All with irony, audacity, nonchalance and a bit of fun.


#10 The Pirelli Calendar Gets An All-Black Cast

The Pirelli calendar is an institution.

This year behind the camera there is Tim Walker and in front of an all-black cast.

With the styling of Edward Enninful, new director of the British edition of Vogue, Naomi Campbell, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Whoopi Goldberg, Lupita Nyong’o and 13 other models, actresses and actors recreate the surreal and magical world of Alice in Wonderland.