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5 fashion trends that will be OUT in 2017


Before the sale season hits and you run to the malls near to buy all that is trending, here's a list of trends that will not stay and are bound to be OUT in 2017.

1. Slip dresses

The trend of wearing your sexy and sultry lingerie on the outside was huge in 2016! However, it is time to bid adios to this romantic trend as we don't see designers reintroducing the raw slip red prom dress on the runway. We may be seeing augmented versions of the slip dress.

2. Sliders with socks

For some reason, the outrageous trend of wearing your hosiery socks along with sliders was trending big time in 2016! Nevertheless, luckily it was only a fad and will not be worn anymore.

3. Berkin Stocks

Berkin stocks are bound to be the next crocs, in 2017.

4. Overly distressed denim

Overly distressed and ripped denim became a center and a statement piece of every outfit in 2016. In 2017,however, denims are going to take a new twist and the old will be passe'

5. Corsets worn on the outside

Corsets were a very harsh version of the soft lingerie-dressing look, this trend had such a huge moment this year, but I'm not sure if I see designers continuing this into 2017 after the trend was covered in such a major way in the press. None of the celebrities will be seen sporting this trend for sure.

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Top International Fashion News of the Week


Legendary Vogue Italia editor, Franca Sozzani has passed away. The 66-year-old died in Milan on Thursday following a year-long battle with illness. Jonathan Newhouse, the chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast, reported the news himself in the form of a personal letter.

“This is the saddest news I have ever had to report to you,” writes Newhouse. “Franca Sozzani, the Editor of Italian Vogue for 28 years, died today in Milan after a year-long illness with her son Francesco by her side.

Franca was one of the greatest Editors who ever made a magazine. She was by far the most talented, influential and important person within the Condé Nast International organisation.”


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Sozzani, who was well-respected by the industry and known for her boundary-pushing issues of Vogue, will be wholeheartedly missed.

Carolina Herrera is Suing Oscar de la Renta

Two of America’s most prestigious fashion labels are at war this week. Carolina Herrera is suing Oscar de la Renta over a single, and very talented, employee.

Laura Kim is the woman at the centre of the battle. Kim, who is also one of the creative directors and founders of Monse, recently departed Carolina Herrera to head to Oscar de la Renta. The designer, who was senior vice president of design at Carolina Herrera, was appointed as a co-creative director of Oscar de la Renta alongside her Monse partner, Fernando Garcia.

According to Herrera, however, Kim is in breach of her 6-month non-compete agreement by working for ODLR. While the issue is yet to be resolved, a court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Kim from continuing to work.

Bobbi Brown is Leaving her Namesake Brand

25 years after founding her own cosmetics line, Bobbi Brown has announced that she will step down from her namesake brand. The makeup artist and entrepreneur confirmed that she will depart the business by the end of the year.

“The brand’s 25-year anniversary was a wonderful milestone that made me realise it was time to start a new chapter and move on to new ventures,” said Brown. “I am thankful for the extraordinary people that I’ve had the privilege to work with over the years and proud of the creative endeavours and innovative products we’ve created together.

Brown began her line back in 1991 and was instrumental in the 90’s “natural” makeup movement. Following its launch, the brand quickly became a household name. Despite selling her company to Estee Lauder in 1995, Brown remained heavily involved in the operations of the business.

Dior’s First Campaign Under Maria Grazia Chiuri Revealed

Dior’s first campaign under its new artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri has been revealed. The ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2017 campaign shows off Chiuri’s first set of designs for the French house.

Featuring twin models, Ruth and May Bell, the campaign was shot by French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and conveys the collection’s contemporary feminine aesthetic. Clean, minimal and infused with a subtle edge, the images are fuss-free and clearly focused on the clothes and the women who wear them.

The campaign also forms part of a larger project for the brand titled “The Women Behind the Lens”, which features a series of images taken exclusively by women for the label.

Natalie Massenet Reportedly Heading to Farfetch

According to a series of reports, Net-a-Porter founder, Natalie Massenet may be heading back into the world of e-commerce. If the rumours are to be believed, Massenet is being courted by luxury online store, Farfetch for an advisory position.

While the news is yet to be confirmed by any of the involved parties, it is reported that the position is unlikely to be a full-time role due to Massenet’s other commitments, including her advisory firm and company, Imaginary Ventures. Even if the position is not on a full-time basis, however, it is likely to benefit Farfetch. The company has been preparing itself for an IPO and would likely receive a boost with the businesswoman on board as support.

Massenet announced her departure from Net-a-Porter in September of last year, just weeks before the group’s merger was finalised with the Italian group, Yoox. Due to the timing of this news with Farfetch, it is suspected that Massenet had a 12-month non-compete contract to see out.

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When will fashion become truly inclusive?


‘Diversity’ was a real buzzword in fashion this year. There were transgender models on the catwalk, a plus-size face on the cover of Vogue and the most racially diverse runway season in history.

But has anything really changed in the industry famed for capitalising on people’s differences and dropping them as soon as the next big thing comes along?

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In a recent panel orchestrated by The Business of Fashion on the topic of diversity and inclusion, model Joan Smalls used a term that sums up the whole problem with the current focus on diversity: “Sometimes, people jump on bandwagons and do things because it’s cool for the season. The next season, they forget the message they were trying to send because it was a ‘fad’.”

And she’s right. Brands and publications have a tendency to jump on the diversity bandwagon and showcase the ‘flavour of the month’ – whether that’s models who don’t fit into a standard sample size or ones who sit outside of the traditional girl next door definition of beauty. The issue is it only lasts for one season with the designers and editors choosing to go back to what they’re comfortable with (i.e. young, white and thin) a few months later.

When it comes to fashion shows, it’s common knowledge that things such as ‘racial quotas’ exist. This means that you may spot a token black or Asian model; someone who doesn’t fit into the all-white show but is there simply to ‘prove’ that the designer is supporting diversity.

Now, we live in an extremely multicultural world. Showing this on a catwalk is surely the modern view of beauty. Again, Joan Smalls made a good point surrounding this, saying: “When I see a runway with all the same models that are just clones, I’m like: “Is that your beauty? Is that your world?” It’s very one-sided and bland. You should be reflective of the world you live in.”

One major brand that does attempt to represent the greater world is also a controversial one. Victoria’s Secret and the lingerie-filled show watched by millions is seen by many as an archaic demonstration of femininity. Yes, the VS show may only feature models of a certain size (and wouldn’t we all love to see Ashley Graham in some wings?) but it was one of the most ethnically diverse displays around with 17 non-white models walking. That’s almost half of the 52 women that were cast; a much more promising statistic than the ones coming from fashion month.

The Fashion Spot‘s biannual diversity report revealed that the recent SS17 season was the most diverse fashion month in history. Sounds encouraging but on closer inspection, the statistics are still sadly depressing. Just over 25% of the models appearing in London, Milan, Paris and New York were non-white. Although designers such as Ashish and Kanye West’s Yeezy used mainly models of colour (75% and 97% respectively), there were still some shows that disappointingly featured an entirely white cast.

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