2017: IN CHAPTERS

A YEAR IN STORIES.

We have finally arrived to the end of 2017, and if you are Reading is, good news: you are  alive.

It has been an emotional ride, this year, with twists and turns we could not have imagined, And in the world of fashion and art it was no different, the dramatic appeared to extend to every aspect of life this year, but for sanity's sake here we have the most important events of 2017in Fashion and Art.

Chapter 1: The great exodus part I

The fashion community  was shocked with  a sudden change of guard, an event of biblical proportions, when many important fashion houses decided to replace their creative directors for new ones. Maybe a response to the also sudden change in the aesthetics on the catwalk and overall brand identity.

Ok, maybe "biblical proportions" is bit of  an exaggeration, but after this happened just a couple of years back this is truly unexpected. The many designers that were removed from their posts included: Bouchra Jarrar after a brief moment as head of Lanvin, Ricardo Tisci, who stepped down from his long reign at Givenchy, Christopher Bailey from Burberry   and recently Pheobe Philo from Céline.

Chapter 2: The great exodus part II

There was also change at NYFW, after five fashion houses decided to leave the All-American runways to  take a pilgrimage to the illuminated streets of Paris. The houses that departed the event were: Monique Lhullier, Thom Browne, Altuzarra, Rodarte and Proenza Schouler.

The news of New York Fashion Week's difficult situation traveled quickly

 Rodart at Paris Fashion Week

Rodart at Paris Fashion Week

Chapter 3: Dalí's last mystery

Salvador Dalí, we can agree, was a peculiar figure. He had a strange, impenetrable gaze, an assured expression of eerie wisdom and a mustache that was, at least for a while, omnipresent. He made the most outragous, amazing art, and some would argue he was a piece of art himself, his best work.  Art imitates, life people say,   and vice versa too, as we can see from this incredibly surreal story:

A Spanish tarot card reader (which is quite perfect  for this story) , Pilar Abel, claimed that she was a descendent of the great artist, hich would make her an heir to a substancial fortune. It was decided that Salvador Dali's body would be exhumed to determine if  Pilar's story was true. It was not. you can just see Dalí looking down from the clouds, laughing at the situation.

chapter 4: The vanishing

Teen Vogue shutting down its print operation caused outrage, as it was becoming more and more relevant with its inclusive attitude and important social messages.

But Teen vogue was not the only publication to cease their printed presence, magazines like British Glamour and Nylon are also shuting theirs down. Print publications have been struggling for some time now, and it is inevitable that they will continue to do so.

Chapter 5: A victory

"Great emotional forcé" was a phrase used by the Swedish Academy to describe Kazuo Ishiguro's ouvre. The japan-born english autor was declared this year's winner of the Nobel prize in literature, to his own surprise. His bleak, sombre, beautiful  work has dealt with our humanity and the world that surrounds it. some of his most famous work include the remains of the day and the popular never let me go, witch were both turned into succesful movies.

And that is all, the last article of 2017, stay tuned for more art, more design and, of course, more fashion.