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A Look Back at the Best in Fashion 2017

Picture of Jill Di Donato
Fashion Editor
Updated: 30 November 2017
2017 was quite a year for fashion. As one of the more woke industries—fashion has a history of being gender-inclusive, tolerant of diversity, and is often used as a way to express political unrest—the movers and shakers of the fashion industry were vocal about the injustices of the current political atmosphere. But it wasn’t all gloom and doom. Culture Trip reflects on the best moments of fashion in 2017.

The fashion editors at Culture Trip, Jill Di Donato and India Doyle, interviewed Machine Gun Kelly, Petra Collins, and Beyoncé’s jeweler, and attended fashion shows in New York, London and Paris, for access to emerging and established designers alike. From the ugly shoe obsession to ribcage bragging, Di Donato and Doyle spotted trends and highlighted feminist influencers you need in your social feed right now. But that’s not all; they reported on style with an awareness of how fashion impacts the zeitgeist of the world at large.

1. Culture Trip profiled CFDA winner Telfar Clemens

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Culture Trip was onto the creative genius of Telfar Clemens before he won his CFDA. READ MORE…

How Telfar Clemens is Helping Minors Held at Riker’s Island With His New White Castle Collection

2. Culture Trip explored the allure of Paris to emerging London designers

Outside the London Showrooms | Caroline Peyronel / © Culture Trip
Outside the London Showrooms | Caroline Peyronel / © Culture Trip

On the ground reporting makes this feature a must-read for the international fashion lover. READ MORE…

To Be Young and in Paris: How the French Capital Is Seducing New International Talent

3. Culture Trip profiled feminist blogger Alyson Walsh

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© Ayumi Takahashi

To celebrate the launch of Alyson Walsh’s latest style book, Culture Trip interviewed the feminist influencer. READ MORE…

Q & A With That’s Not My Age’s Alyson Walsh on Looking Fab

4. A new masculinity in fashion emerges

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What does this new masculinity say about the intersection of gender and getting dressed? This think-piece explores. READ MORE…

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Skirt? Why Menswear Designers Can’t Go Mainstream

5. What are the semiotics of fashion?

Zana Bayne Silver Choker Collar | © Zana Bayne
Zana Bayne Silver Choker Collar | © Zana Bayne

A think-piece that traces the visual language of fashion: from Barthes to Pantsuit Nation. What does fashion say? READ MORE…

How Fashion Brings a Visual Language to Culture

6. A look at sustainable fashion in Greece

An interesting look at antiquity taking on sustainability, and what it means for the future of fashion. READ MORE…

Greece’s Odyssey for Sustainable Fashion

7. Culture Trip hacked Cardi B’s look

The newest member of the FROW is record-breaking rapper, Cardi B. Culture Trip hacks her style. READ MORE…

How to Hack Cardi B’s Style, So You Too Can Make Money Moves

8. A video explores a local London denim atelier

Blackhorse Lane Ateliers is a local denim factory with global ambitions. WATCH MORE…

How a Denim Atelier in Walthamstow Is Setting a New Agenda in Fashion

9. An animated look at the evolution of the high heel

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sipa Press/REX/Shutterstock (1224314a) Lady Gaga 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Los Angeles, America - 12 Sep 2010 | © Sipa Press / REX / Shutterstock

The high heel has come a long way since it was first invented for Persian warriors. This animation shows the evolution of the high heel. WATCH MORE…

A Brief History of the High Heel

10. What is supersize fashion?

This think-piece takes a look at maximalism as a fashion trend, and explores its cultural impetus. READ MORE…

Own Your Monster: The Psychology of Supersize, and What Maximalist Fashion Says About Us