A year-end accounting of the top fashion stories of 2017 has to be a subjective round-up at best. But as lifestyle fashionistas we are unlike others in the moda world, from haute couture designers to causal followers of fashion, in what blips across our radar. What is most important to us, the events, styles, controversies that make other lists for the year, might not even garner a notice round here at Von Gutenberg.
Prompted by this Fashionista blog of what was most important round their way for 2017, we as much can acknowledge some of the typical top stories as find some of our own.
It was big doings, at least in some fashion circles, that Altuzarra, Proenza Schoulder, Rodarte, Thom Browne and Monique Lhuillier left New York Fashion Week for Paris this year…though Rihanna’s Fenty Puma did the reverse. What’s more interesting to us though, is generally what has been happening at the various fashion ‘weeks’ globally. Reported lower attendance, sponsors backing out, as well as designers and a wholesale questioning value of these big shows seems to be important considerations maybe even over what Fashionista mentions.
In another seeming sign-of-the-times, some well-funded fashion publications and websites closed this year. Magazines like “Nylon” and “Teen Vogue,” and Conde’ Nast’s E-Commerce site Style.com, all went belly-up in 2017. When you publish a magazine and run a website in the fashion space, these occurrences make you stand up and take notice, to be sure.
Not that any of us would be surprised by their continued global domination but the Jenner/Kardashian ladies saw 17 new launches in 2017. Again, Fashionista recognizes the womens’ continued successes, but we note more a huge faux pas Kylie and Kendall managed. The sisters superimposed their mugs and logo across images of Tupac and Biggie sSmalls (and other music notables) across a new T-shirt line. Of course the young business moguls never thought to seek permission to use the copyrighted images. In a world where culture and fashion images are so important to us, this was one of the biggest fashion-related stories of the year, as far as we are concerned.
What’s coming for 2018….?