It was a year of highs, lows, and some strides of progress in the fashion industry. From fashion activism to more diverse runways and conversation-starting red carpets, 2018 brought about some positive change in the fashion world. But there were also some notable controversies and the loss of several prominent design icons as well. As the year comes to an end, we're taking a look back at all the biggest moments that meant the most in fashion.
20. Colin Kaepernick Lands a Nike Campaign
In one of the fashion industry’s most meaningful moves of 2018, Nike cast Colin Kaepernick as the face of its new “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the National Anthem to peacefully protest police brutality and racial injustices against the African American community, hasn’t been signed to an NFL team since 2016 due to controversy surrounding his activism. Nike went on to broadcast the inspiring commercial during the NFL season opener in September—further making a powerful statement.