A look back at a year of Fashion North

Tomorrow is New Years Eve and as we welcome in the New Year and all the things that 2018 has to offer, Fashion North decided to take a look back at 2017 and everything we have achieved this year.

We have taken a look through our archive and seen the trends, most viewed articles and key events of each month this year.

  • January

Trend: The biggest trend in January as can probably be guessed with all the New Years resolutions was organisers check out the article here

Most Viewed: Our most viewed article from January was the breaking news on the 25th that Alexandra Schulman was to leave British Vogue check it out for yourself here

What happened?: The event of January has to have been the Golden Globes where Stranger Things Milly Bobby Brown stole the show! Check it out here

  • February

Trend: Unicorns! Okay a bit of a cheat here as Unicorns were a big trend throughout the whole of 2017 but it was in February that Fashion North created this ‘how to’ tutorial of how to make Unicorn Hot Chocolates

Most Viewed: Our most viewed article in February was ‘Sunderland goes Punk’ following  the Punk 1976-78, a British Library exhibition, at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

The styling team at Fashion North played with their rebellious side and did a punk themed photoshoot which included our very own intern Louise Barber. Check it out here

What happened?: The event of February was definitely the Grammy’s, where all eyes were on the stunning Beyoncé, who was pregnant at the time. Read it for yourself here

  • March

Trend: The trend of March was definitely Tulle! We certainly hope this one is left in 2017 but if you personally love Tulle, check out our ‘best buys’ article from March here

Most Viewed: Our most viewed article from March was ‘FN meets the family trio behind luxury lingerie brand Kasa Intimates’ which is a brilliant memory for us as it celebrates local businesses in the North East. Read it for yourself here

What happened?: Air Max Weekend! The event of March this year was Air Max Weekend which was cellebrated by Sunderlands menswear retailer Aphrodite check it out here

Also in March: March was a month to remember for Fashion North as we were shortlisted by the Student Publication Association for The Best Specialist Student Publication! Read the article to find out more.

  • April

Trend: A weird trend took over in April – Hidden Hands! Check it out here

Most Viewed: Our most viewed article in April was ‘Newcastle transgender model told she is “not trangender enough”’ Read it for yourself here

What happened?: British Vogue’s new editor, Edward Enninful, was announced in April which became a very big part of 2017 in Fashion. Check out the article here.

  • May

Trend: Fashion North content back in May was all about Men trying out beauty products  check these out

Men try beauty hacks: The charcoal mask

Guylashes… Guys try false eyelashes for the first time

Most Viewed: Our most viewed article in June was ‘Experience a day in the life at Allure Nails with owner, Melissa Wright’ read it here

What happened?: In May the Bridges put on their Fashion Weekend showcasing the best outfits from their retailers. Check out the article here.

TopShop collection at Bridges Fashion Weekend #BridgesFW

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  • June

Trend: We stuck to our Northern stereotypes (thanks to popular MTV reality show Geordie Shore) with the trend in June being all about Fake Tan read it here

Most Viewed: By the time June came around, deadlines had all got a bit too much for us and we were dreaming of a summer holiday, which is showed as our most viewed article from June was The top 10 essentials for a perfect holiday

What happened?: Fathers day! June is the time of year for all of us at Fashion North who are typical ‘Daddy’s little girls’ check out our gift guide here

  • July

Trend: The trend of July has got to be Culottes. Read all about it here

Most Viewed: One of our most viewed articles in July represents summer in the North East perfectly. A guide to surviving the Great British weather

What happened?: Our fabulous Class of 2017 stole the show in July with their graduation outfits. Check it our here

  • August

Trend: The trend towards the end of August was, as to be expected at this time of year, Back to school! Check it out here

Most Viewed: Our most viewed article from August was ‘Newcastle fast fashion brand owner, Kaylee Mac speaks to Fashion North’

What happened?: We celebrated the Birthday of the one and only Coco Chanel on August 19, check it out here

  • September

Trend: Leg game? Yes 2017 was certainly a year of weird trends. Read all about it here

Most Viewed: A new year of Fashion Journalists joined and made the most viewed article of September. Read it here.

What happened?: September is all about London, New York and all the other Fashion Weeks, as well as the glossy magazines bringing out their biggest and best issue of the year so we expected that to be the biggest news of September 2017 but unfortunately the big news that hit headlines was that on 27 September, Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder, had died. Read about it here

Also in September: Some of our graduates were shortlisted for prestigious student awards for their final year magazines. Read about it here

  • October

Trend: The trend of October especially on campus was Slogan T shirts. Read all about it here

Most Viewed: We are pleased to say the most viewed article, after all the effort the Fashion North team put into it, was the Metro map. See it for yourself here

What happened?: It was the Bridges Student Raid in October and we ran a style competition to find the best dressed shopper. Read about it here

Kourtney Kardashian also collabed with Pretty Little Thing this October read about it here

  • November

Trend: The colour of Autumn this year has got to be mustard! Read about it here

Most Viewed: Our most viewed article from November was ‘Christmas is a hard time to start with but when you’ve got nothing it’s ridiculously hard’

What happened?: Every November, the Sunderland illuminations light up the city leading up to fireworks night in Roker park. However, this year was even better as it was Disney themed! Read about it here

Also in November: Everyone became completely obsessed with Stranger Things 2! However, the obsession was short lived as we had all binged watched the new series within 24 hours, but it continued to have an effect on Fashion read about it here

  • December

Trend: A classic Christmas time trend! Tartan! Read all about it here

Most Viewed: Our most viewed article of December was Jeremy Corbyn: the unlikely male crush

What happened?: Our current third years had their last news day and enjoyed a rather emotional look back on their three years with us by writing a letter to themselves when they were Freshers. Read it here

Also in December: The British Fashion Awards! Read all about it here

  • Overall

    And the article the got the most views of the whole year?

It is: ‘FN meets the family trio behind luxury lingerie brand ‘Kasa Intimates’ Read it for yourself here

Well, what a year it has been here at Fashion North. We have said goodbye to third years, welcomed first years and seen a mix of amazing trends and ones we would rather see stay in 2017. Thank you to all our contributors for the fab content on the site this year. Enjoy your celebrations tomorrow and very best for 2018. Happy New Year to all, from Fashion North!


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