In April, Balenciaga continued to mine everyday life for its inspiration, debuting its (very expensive) take on IKEA’s classic blue bag. IKEA responded with some instructions for discerning between the Balenciaga version and its own. Moschino released a collaboration with Candy Crush, while Gucci announced it would be casting aliens in its AW17 campaign (more on that later). #Featherbrows became the beauty trend that no one asked for. Oh, and Zara put classic meme turned alt-right mascot Pepe the Frog on a skirt. Yeah, wtf was that all about?
The biggest news, though, came at Vogue where Edward Enninful became the publication’s first black editor.