Must Read: Gucci Was the Top-Selling and Most-Searched Brand of 2017, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Launch Vintage at Selfridges - Fashionista

Must Read: Gucci Was the Top-Selling and Most-Searched Brand of 2017, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Launch Vintage at Selfridges

Plus, get a first look at Gigi Hadid's fourth collection with Tommy Hilfiger.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Gucci was the top-selling and most-searched brand of 2017 
Was 2017 the year of Gucci or of Balenciaga? Both houses had some standout jackets, shoes and accessories, but it turns out that Gucci was the Kering-owned brand to triumph overall, according to Lyst's Index report with Business of Fashion. After analyzing a year's worth of fashion search and sales data, Lyst found that four out of the five top selling products of 2017 were Gucci, and shoppers searched for Gucci last year more than than they did the generic terms "shoes" and "dresses." {Business of Fashion}

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launch Elizabeth and James Vintage at Selfridges
In case you forgot, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson took over London back in 2001 with their highly-underrated film, "Winning London." Fast forward 17 years, and the twins are back on those same stomping grounds, but this time they've swapped scripted flings with British teens for a vintage pop-up at Selfridges. For the first time, the designers have hand-selected an assortment of vintage clothes to be sold alongside their Elizabeth and James offerings at one of London's most high-end department stores. {Vogue UK}

Get a first look at Gigi Hadid's fourth collection with Tommy Hilfiger 
Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger are gearing up for a fourth season together, which will make its runway debut on Feb. 25 in Milan. Hadid's "see now, buy now" Spring 2018 collection is a nod to race car drivers with checkered pool slides, striped windbreakers, embroidered speed logos and graphic badges throughout. Here's to hoping that ABC's current Bachelor and former auto racer, Arie Luyendyk, doesn't discourage anyone from buying the motor-themed clothes. {Vogue UK}

How hip-hop fashion become high fashion 
As European runways embrace streetwear silhouettes, and as rap artists become muses for luxury labels, hip-hop and and high fashion have become deeply intertwined. Back in the '70s and early '80s, members of the hip-hop community were seen as outsiders to the well-suited, designer-clad portion of society, but now, the foundations of hip-hop fashion — ones rooted in remixing and reinterpreting old styles — have crossed into the mainstream. {Los Angeles Times}

Why the Miroslava Duma controversy isn't just an isolated fashion incident 
Paris Couture Week is supposed to stir up emotions, but around the decadent gowns and superfluous feather hats (like the ones spotted at Valentino). Last week, however, a designer and front row staple enraged communities much larger than the ones which consider themselves experts on eveningwear: The Miroslava Duma controversy offended an entire race and the trans community, both of which repeatedly oppressed in society. In an opinion piece for Elle.com, Fashion Features Director Nikki Ogunnaike argues that cultural ignorance, which seems to pop up again and again in fashion, cannot be tolerated any longer. "We're in a moment where we have to speak out," she writes. "Women across the world are bravely saying #MeToo and Time's Up. Well, time is up on this, too." {Elle}

Four key takeaways from Davos that can help fashion brands prepare for the future 
This year marked the first time that power players in fashion attended the Wold Economic Forum in Davos alongside billionaires, presidents and leading economists. As the Swiss meet-up wraps up, Business of Fashion has compiled four key takeaways from the event, intended to help fashion brands and executives properly prepare for upcoming changes in the global economy. {Business of Fashion}

A former modeling agent said she knew about rampant sexual misconduct in the fashion industry and did nothing 
In a new Huffington Post piece, Carolyn Kramer, a former modeling agent in the '80s and '90s, opens up about sending teenage models on jobs that often put them at risk for sexual abuse. Kramer knew about photographers and powerful fashion players who preyed on — and sometimes raped — young, innocent models, but at the time, she felt powerless and unable to protect her models or to speak out against this behavior. {Huffington Post

Revlon CEO and president is stepping down
Revlon Inc. announced on Monday via a press release that Fabian Garcia, who has served as the company's President and CEO for less than two years, will be stepping down from the position to "pursue other opportunities." Paul Meister, a member of the Board of Directors, will become Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and will oversee day-to-day operations for the company until an official replacement has been named. Garcia issued an official statement along with the announcement in which he thanked those at the company for "their support as we started to transform the company after the Elizabeth Arden acquisition all the way through the most recent launch of the new and exciting 'Live Boldly' campaign."

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