2017’s most powerful fashion influencers


2017 has been an interesting year especially where women and fashion are concerned. The year saw a sharp rise in women influencers as well as a whole lot of boldness.

According to a global fashion search platform Lyst, which has released its 2017 The Year in Fashion round-up, Rihanna has landed the number one spot on the list, with Selena Gomez coming in second and Bella Hadid at number three.

After taking the world by storm with the announcement of her engagement with Prince Harry, actress Meghan Markle is now taking over the world of fashion with her impeccable dressing sense. Hence, it was not so much of a surprise that Meghan scored the number four spot in the Influencers category. She landed one spot ahead of Kate Middleton on the fashion influencers list as the Duchess of Cambridge came in at number five.

It is pertinent to mention here that the coat which Meghan wore for her engagement announcement was sold out within minutes.

The site said, “Meghan proved her royal style credentials this year, wearing heritage British brands Barbour, Hunter and Burberry. She also spiked searches for lesser-known labels Misha Nonoo and Finlay and Co.”

Meanwhile, for the Duchess of Cambridge, Lyst noted that she “continues to spark global demand for her looks- this year caused dresses by Erdem, LK Bennett, Roland Mouret and Dolce and Gabbana to sell out in seconds.”

What was surprising was that neither the Kardashians nor the Jenners were in the top five considering their popularity.