‘Power’ And ‘Woke’ Take Lead As The Most Popular Fashion Words Of 2017

While being woke is almost a constant state of being for many of us particularly in the Black community, the term “woke” has made a major impact this year. It was added to the dictionary earlier this year, and according to Lyst, it was also the second most used word in fashion in 2017. “Power” topped the list for the number one.

Considering the disappointing loss of Hillary Clinton to President Donald Trump and Clinton’s influence on the resurgence of power suits in addition to the impact of the Women’s March on feminist fashion and powerful slogan tees like Dior’s “We Should All Be Feminists”, it’s no surprise that “power” and “woke” took a front seat in the fashion world.

Many designers have used their influence for good this year by protesting change, encouraging activism and taking stances against racism, sexism and more, and that’s a cause we can all get behind.

This article was orginally posted on Essence.com

Guess Who’s The Biggest Celebrity Fashion Influencer Of 2017

If there’s one celebrity who can literally slay practically any look and constantly push the envelope…Its Definitely Rhianna! Women of all ages use Rihanna for fashion inspiration!  Therefore it came as no surprise when Rihanna was named the most powerful celebrity fashion influencer in Lyst’s 2017 Year in Fashion report.

According to the report, Rihanna helped spike searches for various designers like Puma, Off-White, Gucci and Molly Goddard, the designer behind those princess-inspired tulle dresses we’ve seen Rihanna wear both on and off the red carpet.

Additionally, Rihanna’s Fenty Puma Bow was the most searched and wanted sneaker of the entire year! In March alone, users searched for the shoe every seven seconds on Lyst.