We have already talked about what a serious fashion evolution Ksenia Sobchak has gone through over the past 15 years: from the canonical "blonde in chocolate" with all the signs of 2000s glamor to a serious girl in outfits of "intellectual" brands (Dries Van Noten, Céline, The Row) and tailored trouser suits. But, perhaps, the most important shock awaited us in the fall, when Ksenia suddenly announced her intention to stand as a candidate for the next presidential election.
Recall that for the past three years Ksenia has been the head of the L'Officiel fashion magazine, regularly posts stylish looks on Instagram and does not miss Fashion Weeks in Paris and Milan - a clear demonstration that the love of beautiful clothes is not a hindrance to serious ambitions.
At the end of last year, the singer, whose tearful hits still cause tides of nostalgia, suddenly amazed everyone with a radical change of image - Dion's wardrobe was replenished with Céline oversized suits, the famous Vetements hoodie featuring the poster of the movie Titanic (what an irony!) And other ultra-fashionable things … Stylist Law Roach is responsible for the bold transformation - it was through his efforts that the 49-year-old star became the heroine of Instagram and street style chronicles.
In 2017, Dion's conquest of fashion Olympus continued - American Vogue made her the star of #CelineTakesCouture shooting as part of couture Fashion Week, first-tier brands from Chanel to Giambattista Valli vied with each other to take a place in the front row of their shows, and in May, the singer attended one of the most authoritative events of the fashion industry - the Ball of the Costume Institute at the Met Gala. The cherry on the cake is a custom Dior bag, with which Celine appeared at the brand's couture show (Dior himself appreciated the joke by publishing a photo of the star on his official instagram).
In 2014, Tom Ford said that, in his opinion, Rihanna's Instagram has a much greater influence on fashion than all the magazines and advertising campaigns combined. In the past year, the singer has once again proved her authority - she continues to cooperate with the sports giant Puma, releasing one collection more successful than the other (sneakers are sold out within a few hours after the start of sales), has made her own line of cool socks, and the Chopard jewelry house dedicated her Rihanna collection to her loves Chopard.
Authoritative publications have already ranked Rihanna on the list of living fashion icons (thanks to her stylist Mel Ottenberg), and Parisian Vogue has released an issue, all of which were shot with the participation of the singer. However, RiRi's merits in the outgoing year are not limited to the fashion front. So, the authorities of Barbados, the girl's homeland, will name one of the streets of the capital Bridgetown in her honor, and Harvard University gave her the title of Humanitarian of the Year.
For the nugget of the Russian music scene Manizhi, the outgoing year turned out to be extremely productive: the singer released her own album called Manuscript, presented the world's first video completely shot on the iPhone using the Kuka robotic arm, and towards the end of the year - an art project for the song "Izumrud", in which she "quoted" the canvases of the great masters from Michelangelo to Frida Kahlo. With all this, Manizha remains one of the most stylish singers in Russia with a distinctive vision of fashion - in life and on stage she is dressed by her mother, who herself comes up with complex outfits.
For the domestic fashion industry, the outgoing year was marked, among other things, by the flourishing of Telegram channels, which are already called an alternative media ready to move traditional magazines. Katya Fedorova, the former editor of Vogue and Interview and the marketing director of the online platform The Blueprint, which today deals with content for media and brands, can definitely be considered the pioneer of this movement.
Good Morning's own channel, Karl! Katya started, according to her, out of boredom - less than a year later, the channel became one of the most popular and authoritative among those devoted to fashionable and fashionable topics. In Good Morning, Karl! (who, for a minute, already has almost 16 thousand subscribers) Katya daily shares a good portion of the latest news, little-known facts and archival footage, topical articles and interesting finds. A great resource for anyone with a passion for beauty, and an inspiring example of how easy it is to turn a hobby into a successful business.
Since her modeling debut at the Marc Jacobs show in 2014 (the show was the girl's first serious work), Kendall Jenner has repeatedly given cause for gossip. She was more than once accused of mediocrity and was said that she owes her success solely to the connections of her family (Kendall is one of the sisters of the Kardashian clan - Jenner). Despite this, designers, editors of reputable fashion magazines and stylists have not stopped inviting her to their shows, making the face of covers and shooting in advertising campaigns of major brands.
As a result, in 2015, Kendall entered the list of the highest paid models according to Forbes for the first time, taking 16th place, and this year she headed it altogether, having moved from the pedestal Gisele Bündchen, who held this title for 15 (!) years. Kendall's income in 2017 was nearly $ 22 million.
Every year Russia more and more confidently declares itself as a country full of fashionable talents. However, not every designer manages to stay in the spotlight of not only the local, but also foreign press, and at the same time maintain sales and production at the proper level. Vika Gazinskaya is one of the few who continues to consistently show decent collections and cooperate with stores around the world.
This year, the Vika Gazinskaya brand celebrated its 10th anniversary, in honor of which the designer was honored with a personal exhibition in one of the largest department stores in Europe - TSUM. Especially for this occasion, Vika "reincarnated" her main hits over the past decade - anyone could buy things from the archival collections.>