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Best of 2017: 10 Must-Read articles

By Sara Ehlers


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As 2017 was a whirlwind for the fashion industry, FashionUnited takes a moment to list its top ten articles of the year noting the most drastic designer changes, company CEO switches, and more. After careful analysis, these articles top the must-read list, in case you may have missed them this year.

The 10 Must See Fashion Exhibitions of 2017

FashionUnited sought out the top exhibitors of this year that encompassed fashion's history as well as new innovations in the industry. This article marks our top picks including Hubert De Givenchy's "To Audrey With Love," Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear, Peter Lindbergh's "A Different Vision of Fashion Photography," Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, and more.

Read more: FashionUnited / Vivian Hendriksz

Exposing the Hidden Scam Within the Fashion Industry

(Image by Jackie Mallon for FashionUnited)

FashionUnited delved into stories of various designers to share their personal history with the fashion industry. Through extensive research and personal accounts, the unethical bid for free labor in the business was exposed, revealing serious problems within the industry.

Read more: FashionUnited / by Jackie Mallon for FashionUnited

Spring Summer 2018 Key Accessories Trends

(Image courtesy of Trendstop)

Trendstop shares accessory trends for the upcoming spring 2018 season including Cat Eye Curves, Crystalline Coral and more. The forecast gave our readers a glimpse into the new season with exclusive info exposing key themes and silhouettes.

Read more: FashionUnited

Christina Dean: 'There is real demand for learning about sustainable fashion'

(Image courtesy of Redress)

FashionUnited chatted with founder and president of Redress Christina Dean about her company. Dean revealed her mission of reducing the impact o textiles on the environment including sustainable goals for the year.

Read more: FashionUnited / Celine Vautard

R.I.P. Colette; Live Fast Die Young

(Image courtesy of Colette's Facebook)

With the founder exiting the company, Collete announces its discontinuation. In this article, FashionUnited honored Colette's legacy in fashion including its history and impact in the industry.

Read more: FashionUnited / Jackie Mallon

Fall Winter 2018-19 Key Denim Trends

(Image courtesy of Trendstop)

Trendstop once again teamed with FashionUnited to give our readers an insider's guide to the inspirations and innovations of the denim market. Key trends and concepts for the Fall/Winter 2018-2019 season were revealing including predictions of the upcoming year.

Read more: FashionUnited

Suitsupply launches womenswear concept Suistudio

Suitsupply announced that it would launch a dedicated womenswear concept called Suisupply. The successful menswear line unveiled earlier this year that the new concept would roll out in stores in New York, Amsterdam and Shanghai.

Read more: FashionUnited / Vivian Hendriksz

First Look: Heidi Klum launches Lidl collection during New York Fashion Week

(Image Courtesy of Lidl)

Heidi Klum debuted her first collaborative collection with supermarket chain Lidl this past September. The supermodel paired with the discounted label to present her show with the hashtag 'Lets Wow' including 84 pieces. The catwalk was shown in an unorthodox place, playing with the interior of a supermarket space reminiscent of Lidl's roots in the collection.

Read more: FashionUnited / Vivian Hendriksz

H&M accused of burning 12 tonnes of new, unsold clothing per year

(Image courtesy of H&M Group)

Swedish fashion retailer H&M was accused of burning 12 tonnes of unsold garments per year, despite its sustainability efforts. As the retail name has made headlines for its efforts in sustainability, this latest accusation was brought to light towards the end of 2017.

Read more: FashionUnited / Vivian Hendriksz

Unpaid garment workers send message via Zara tags

(Image courtesy of Inditex)

Turkish garment workers stood together and wrote messages sewn onto Zara tags in order to expose the company. The message read, "I made this item you are going to buy, but didn't get paid for it," and was found inside the Zara tags. FashionUnited delved into this issue to further investigate the woes of the textile industry.

Read more: FashionUnited / Don-Alvin Adegeest

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