Fashion’s Chronic Case of ADHD

2017 was another year of shakeups for the industry and the designers helming storied brands

Change is never easy. So, a lot of change at once can be downright manic. (This reporter speaks from personal experience—in 2017, I left a job after 18-plus years and moved continents with two school-age kids.) But a constant shuffling of designers, show schedules, and even seasons shown on the runways has started to become the norm in fashion as the system attempts to evolve with the times. From on-again, off-again see-now, buy-now collections, designers leaving New York en-masse for Paris, and the blurring of both men’s and women’s show seasons to fashion photographers in the spotlight for abusive behaviors and a constant changing of the guard where designers are concerned, it appears as if we’ve lost focus—or at least are suffering from growing pains. Here, Fashion Unfiltered breaks down the major departures and appointments of 2017, and recommends a healthy dose of Ritalin while we’re at it.

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