The Top 7 Fashion Moments Of 2017
Fashion rarely makes it to the national headlines, or create viral hits, but 2017 proved to be a remarkable year. From fashion shows, to grand weddings, fashion and its personalities have burst through the air waves to make some point about our current affairs. And at a time when everything is on the cusp of change, these fashion moments bring out a certain optimism, fantasy and even an embrace of what lies ahead.
So, what stylish happenings grabbed our attention this year? Let’s recap.
Mark “Jappy” Gonzalez On The BOF 500 List
Founder of the H&F Retail Concepts, Jappy made it to this year’s respectable BOF 500 list, an annual list of global fashion shakers and leaders recognized by the publication Business Of Fashion (BOF). Jappy is only the third Filipino to ever be part of the BOF 500 list, and the first Philippine-based awardee. His recognition in the awards signals a bright future ahead for the future of Philippine fashion and retail in the international stage.
Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho Wedding In Paris
Dubbed the “wedding of the year”, Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho’s incredibly grand, and luxurious wedding in Paris became a national obsession. With thousands tuned in to the #aKhoandmyBeloved tag, the event was extensively covered by news outlets, with plenty of Philippines’ celebrities and socialites appearing in the finest gowns.
Vesace Spring-Summer 2018 in Milan Fashion Week
Donatella Versace ended her runway number with a jaw-dropping tribute to her brother, Gianni Versace, as this year marked the 20th anniversary of his death. The original supermodels, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni and Helena Christensen, walked the runway dressed in the brand’s iconic gold dress. The sensational reception to this tribute highlighted the nostalgia for the supermodel era of the 90’s, but also reinforced the phenomena of modern supermodels.
Star Magic Ball
The annual Star Magic Ball is always grand event, but this year in particular was even more anticipated as it marks the 25th anniversary of Star Magic. Stars came decked in the best gowns and fashion pieces, most of which were from local designers. With millions of fans tuned in to watch their favorite celebrities and love teams grace the red carpet, the Star Magic Ball was a sure celebration of the camaraderie between artists and designers to create the biggest party of the season.
Anne Curtis And Erwan Heusaff Wedding In New Zealand
As some of showbiz’ favorite darlings, Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff’s wedding in New Zealand has been an anticipated union for years now, with plenty of stars in attendance! The wedding’s unique and unconventional set up included a lumberjack-inspired theme, set against the mesmerizing view of Queenstown, New Zealand.
Young designers Micahael Leyva, Patty Ang and Mark Bumgarner were the center of this year’s Metrowear fashion show, and they had audiences riveted. Decadent gowns, sleek silhouettes, and feminine motifs, the three designers put on their best shows for an exclusive set of guests and industry personalities. The show’s huge success quickly reinforced their reputation as one of the top creatives in the industry to date.
The New British Vogue
After a year of controversial resignations, the British Vogue revamped their look under the new direction of Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful. The December issue, his first official issue as EIC, was marked with much anticipation, and under his helm the British Vogue is expected be edgier, more inclusive and to expand its digital presence.
Lead photo by @donatella_versace