A Look Back at the Best in Fashion 2017

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Fashion Editor
Updated: 30 November 2017
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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…

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

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

3. Culture Trip profiled feminist blogger Alyson Walsh

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

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…

5. What are the semiotics of fashion?

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

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…

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…

8. A video explores a local London denim atelier

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

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

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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…

10. What is supersize fashion?

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

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