Fashion editors like to believe they set the trends, but when it comes to what sticks and what doesn't, that's determined by what peaks the public's interest. For those wondering what people were most fascinated by this year, fashion research platform Lyst has released 2017's most searched terms.
The top slot went to "power." While you might be tempted to think that's referring to the maxed out silhouettes of Balenciaga's suiting, more likely, it speaks to the surge of empowering messages that we saw within the industry this year — from New York Fashion Week's Trump protests (Public School, Prabal Gurung, Mara Hoffman, etc) to the magazines who opted to give a voice to those rebelling against authority (including Time's Silence Breakers and Glamour's Women of the Year). In that same vein, "woke" and "statement" took the second and third spots on the list, respectively.
Check out the full ranking below: