In a year-end report, Google recently released the most trending topics of 2016, and the fashion designer category was dominated by celebrities. If you’re wondering exactly what it means to be “trending”, it just means that they were the most searched throughout the year – and who knows that better than Google? The top 10 names were all celebrities, well-known in pop culture, with Angela Simmons, Zendaya and Beyoncé all in the top 6, respectively.
Angela Simmons coming in at number three on the list launched her faux fur oriented line Foofi & Bella mid-2015. She partnered with Sanya Richards-Ross to design the line with the goal of offering a chic fashionable, alternative to wearing fur. Although the line 100% animal free, it uses different fabrics imitate mink, suede, lynx and shearling. When she launched the line, it consisted of 23 pieces, including vests, hoodies and accessories made from different faux fur blends. Foofi & Bella (named after her dog Foofi) is mainly sold online, and prices range from $150-$450.
“It’s for the New York City girl on-the-go; chic but playful and fun,” said Simmons.
Zendaya landed right beneath Simmons with a fourth place ranking, for her new line Daya by Zendaya. The line was developed by her stylist and friend Law Roach, and includes pieces of the same styles we see Zendaya in all the time. The collection features basic closet essentials like tanks and button-up blouses, as well as jumpsuits and slip dresses. The line is perfect for all girls with sizes running from 0-22 and prices ranging from $18 to $158.
“My parents were never the type to pick out my outfits. Looking back, it was cool that they didn’t, and in a way I really credit them for helping me find myself and develop my own style,” explained Zendaya.
The No. 6 spot on Google’s list went to Beyoncé, who launched an athleisure brand, Ivy Park, last spring. Beyoncé partnered with one of her favorite brands, Topshop, to create an athletic line women would love. The collection has 200 pieces of activewear including leggings, shorts, and sports bras and more. It also features some outerwear like hoodies, sweaters and bomber jackets. Prices are between $22 and $140, and cater to all types of workout enthusiasts – from runners to yogis.
“I have always loved Topshop for their fashion credentials and forward-thinking,” said Beyoncé when the line launched.
The singer worked with Sir Phillip Green for over a year to develop the collection, and according to him, this is only the beginning of Topshop's partnership with Ivy Park.