Last year, the fashion world experienced serious upheaval with creative directors from major fashion houses jumping ship so often it felt like a game of musical chairs. It stands to reason that 2017 will be even more exciting. While we can’t predict what exactly will happen in the industry this year, we can tell you what we’re most looking forward to.
Here are our top 5 most anticipated fashion moments in 2017.
1. Raf Simons’ Debut for Calvin Klein
After three years as the creative director of Christian Dior, Belgian designer Raf Simons called it quits in late 2015 and officially joined the American-owned Calvin Klein in August of last year as its chief creative officer. Industry insiders widely anticipated the move prior to any official announcement, and now we all anxiously await what Simons will bring to the brand in his debut.
2. Alexa Chung’s Debut Collection
Finally, the quintessential ‘It’ girl of fashion, Alexa Chung, is coming out with her own collection. It has been a long time coming for the trendsetting style icon – who has collaborated with Longchamp and Marks & Spencer in the past – and now we’ll finally be able to get our hands on Chung’s own designs. May can’t come soon enough!
3. Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim’s Debut for Oscar de la Renta
Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim were announced as the new co-creative directors for Oscar de la Renta last year, but their first collection won’t debut until February this year. With a combined 18 years of experience with Oscar de la Renta prior to starting their own label Monse, we can only imagine their debut collection will be met with widespread praise.
4. Rei Kawakubo for the Met Costume Institute Exhibition
Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer and founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market. In 2017, she will become only the second living designer to have a solo exhibition at the prestigious Met Gala – a very high honour. Although having opted out from attending the gala in the past, we hope to see the infamous designer there this year.
5. Alexander McQueen Biopic
Slated for release at the end of 2017, the Alexander McQueen biopic will be based on Andrew Wilson’s 2015 biography, Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin. The film will also star rising British actor Jack O’Connell as the late fashion designer – famous for his portrayal of Louis Zamperini in 2014’s Unbroken.