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February: The system changes

A number of brands including Burberry, Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger declared they were going to embark on a see now, buy now strategy (meaning that you could buy the clothes straight after the catwalk show had ended). Others such as Gucci decided to combine menswear and womenswear into one show in a complete revolution of the age-old fashion system. [Photo: Getty]

Gigi, Demna and Melania: The year's biggest fashion moments

2016 has been a busy year for the fashion industry. A number of designers were hired and fired, momentous magazine covers were published and politics entered the fray with Donald Trump and wife Melania.

The entire fashion system was also revolutionised thanks to a small group of forward-thinking designers who understood the need to modernise.

Here’s your need-to-know on the most important fashion news of the year.

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