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The Best of BoF 2017 | Global Currents

To round off the year, we revisit the articles that sparked the most debate, yielded the biggest insights, and got the fashion industry talking in 2017. Today, we highlight some of the top global stories.
Styling by Kanako B. Koga, photography by Rene Habermacher featuring Rila Fukushima | Source: Vogue Uomo
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1. Latin America's Fashion Business Billionaires

Advertising campaign for Arturo Calle formalwear, a Colombian menswear and childrenswear brand | Source: Arturo Calle

At least 30 percent of Latin American billionaires can thank the fashion business for part of their fortunes. But how did these fascinating characters get to the top?

2. Who's Driving Japanese Style?

Styling by Kanako B. Koga, photography by Rene Habermacher featuring Rila Fukushima | Source: Vogue Uomo

At the close of Tokyo Fashion Week, BoF shines a light on the enigmatic stylists shaping how the world sees Japanese fashion.

3. What China's $1 Trillion New Silk Road Spells for Fashion

Planned and completed "Belt and Road" infrastructure projects | Source: Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

Beijing’s 'One Belt One Road' is a highly ambitious attempt to shake up the global economic order with major implications for the fashion industry.

4. Where Plastic is Fantastic: The World's Cosmetic Surgery Capitals

Surgeon bandaging face of a woman | Source: Shutterstock

From Tehran to Taipei and Beirut to Brazil, the $20 billion global cosmetic surgery industry is quite literally changing the way the world looks.

5. WeChat Stores Are China's Latest Luxury Craze

An image from Gogoboi's WeChat store | Source: Courtesy

Brands like Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger are now selling directly to Chinese consumers via WeChat.

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