10 Fashion-y Trends That Will Always Remind Us Of 2017

Global fashion search platform Lyst has released its Year in Fashion 2017 report, which charts and analyzes the most sought-after trends, brands, and items of the year. Tracking more than 100 million searches by 80 million shoppers in 120 countries, Lyst's data reveals exactly what everyone wanted to wear in 2017.
The widest-reaching trends of the year begin with Gucci as the world's most-wanted fashion house. Everyone fell for the Midas touch of Alessandro Michele, who has reaffirmed his signature maximal aesthetic for the brand season after season, leaving us all clamoring for clashing prints, loud florals, animal motifs, and, of course, green and red stripes.
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In fact, Gucci's logo T-shirt was the most searched-for product in June 2017, reflecting the wider trend of the return of logos. The other most-desired pieces were from Balenciaga, Gucci, Loewe, and Saint Laurent, while retro sports brands like Champion, Fila, and Kappa also enjoyed a renaissance.
The fourth most-coveted brand (after Gucci, Forvever 21, and Balenciaga) was Demna Gvasalia's Vetements. The label's reworked and recycled denim (which spawned thousands of stepped-hem jeans in fast-fashion) could explain July's peak in searches for the word "deconstructed." Lyst's data also shows a search for denim every two seconds in 2017, proving that, despite the surge in suits this year, we remain loyal to our trusty blues. And while April's top hit was Levi's Wedgie jeans, the most searched-for styles were mom, straight-leg, frayed hem, embroidered, and kick-flare.
Whether it was Gucci's influence, a backlash against the minimalism of the past several years, or simply that we needed a little pick-me-up, we went wild for color in 2017. Red, of course, came in at number one, while pink — from millennial to fuchsia, rose, and bubblegum — followed close behind.
But that's just a snippet of Lyst's year in review. For the 10 trends that dominated 2017, click ahead.
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Gucci-ish
"Gucci was the most wanted designer globally in 2017 — Lyst saw more than 35 million Gucci searches this year. When does one designer’s aesthetic become a trend When alongside searches for specific Gucci pieces, people were searching for trademark Gucci touches — loud florals, clashing prints, snakes, green and red stripes."
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Logos
"Logo pieces were amongst the most wanted pieces this year for Balenciaga, Gucci, Loewe, and Saint Laurent. Retro sports brands Champion, Fila, and Kappa made a huge fashion comeback — together searches for these brands increased 460% year on year."
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Woke Fashion
"Searches for slogan (not including logo) T-shirts increased 105% this year, with many designers choosing to embrace feminist or political messaging. In a year of change, customers looked to fashion to express themselves."
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Jetleisure
"Searches for bright, fun holiday pieces by Zimmermann, Mara Hoffman, Eugenia Kim, Dodo Bar Or, and Melissa Odabash started trending in May and remained high all summer long."
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'90s
"From crop tops to chainmail, spaghetti straps to slip dresses, we saw a number of decidedly '90s search terms this year."
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'70s
"You searched for flares, mustard, pussy-bow blouses, and cord. Disco glitter boots were a popular fall party dressing accessory, and searches for sequins increased 42% from June to November."
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'80s
"Yeezy, Off-White, and The Kardashians brought back '80s cycling shorts this year. Searches rose 79% year on year."
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Deconstructed
"Searches including the word 'deconstructed' peaked in July."
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Elevated Streetwear
"Cult items by Off-White, Balenciaga, and Vetements were amongst the most wanted fashion pieces of 2017."
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Tailoring
"Lyst saw a 68% increase in searches for blazers (gray plaid being the most popular) and a 24% increase for women's suits. Red and pink suiting both spiked in September."
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written by Annie Georgia Greenberg; appearance by Annie Georgia Greenberg; shot by Ed Herrera; shot by Jack Pearce; edited by Kenny Wu.
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