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Vogue Runway's most popular stories of 2022

At Vogue Runway, we come together for the biggest events of the year. The queerization of fashion (and we don’t just mean the proliferation of visible leggings), TikTok’s impact on nearly every corner of commerce — hello, Barbie! — and the growing rift in the creative director system are of interest to One World Trade.

Vogue Runway readers have other thoughts in 1998. You’re curious about the new wave of Ukrainian designers starting their young businesses in a country at war. You’ve been sending the Sergio Hudson coming out story to the top of our traffic dashboard months after we posted it. You clicked on anything Rihanna-related, especially our post about her first IRL Savage x Fenty store. My takeaway from our most-read list is that it’s the people and individual stories that matter to you, not macro industry trends.

However, you do make exceptions for micro trends. Our number one read story this year is our Senior Fashion News Editor Laia Garcia-Furtado’s celebration of what she calls “non-shoes”. For those who missed it, her non-shoe was a delicate shoe, more slipper-like than sturdy, and, let’s be honest, not at all sexy, which is inexplicable because see- via Outgoing Dress à la Nensi Dojaka, who topped our list of most-watched shows of the spring 2023.

Laia, of course, has a take: “They’re probably the closest we’ll get to a mid-century vision of a future where everyone wears bodysuits and fitted clothes designed to improve their lives. I dream of having a closet full of little voids to fit my feet in, to fit in every day I want to scream.” Read on to see the full list.

. French designer Manfred Thierry Mugler has passed away

designer at the end of his spring

Haute Couture fashion show.

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