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.
3. Virgil Abloh Is Named Louis Vuitton’s First Black Creative Director
Making history, Virgil Abloh became the first African-American artistic director at Louis Vuitton Menswear—succeeding Kim Jones’ in his role. In June, the creative director debuted his first runway collection for the fashion house to a star-studded front row. The monumental show ended with an emotional moment shared between Abloh and his longtime collaborator Kanye West.