The measure of 2016: from Hygge to Stan Smiths

Going up

Logos Minimalism quietly died a death (of course it did) in a year where “the bigger, the better” was the motto when it came to logos.

Tracksuit tops Thank you Gosha Rubchinskiy, Deutschland 83 and Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller. Dressing like a 1980s PE teacher is now the height of fashion.

Supersize Skinny and thinnies left the fashion world and instead we went XXL and maximillian alpha.

Boilersuit Accessibility and gender fluidity formed a perfect equation where the boiler suit lay. See also: the all-female remake of Ghostbusters.

Velvet Glitzy, dressy and now mainstream, velvet took the place of leather and denim as the go-to fabric of 2016.

New Gucci The “Alessandro effect” was felt on the high street, on the silver screen (Captain Fantastic) and the art world (Anna Sui, retrospective happening next year) and shows no indication of stopping anytime soon.

Going down

Stan Smiths Everyone’s favourite white plimsoll was replaced by the Vans Old Skool this year. They’re now spotted everywhere from the FROW to the skate park.

Limited edition everything From T-shirts on sale for 24 hours to concert tickets that require all that refreshing business, we’re exhausted.

Chokers Look, we loved The Craft as much as the next person but dressing like Sabrina the Teenage Witch became the opposite of subversive and interesting this year.

Hygge Even now we could not tell you how this was any different to “adapting your life choices for winter”.

The high street Goodbye BHS, American Apparel, hello see now/buy now and purchasing online. The face of the UK high street has been altered forever.

1960s This year it’s been all about the 1970s and 1990s lasting retrospective influence. We’re hoping for a full on mid-00s Ugg boot/Rachel Zoe/velour revival next year.

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