4. Pressure Cooked
Just when we thought we’d figured out the (many) ins and outs of 2015’s Epic Designer Carousel, Raf Simons got our heads spinning again. He hasn’t revealed his reasons for leaving Dior after just three years, but many suspect the fast pace of fashion (he designed six collections a year for the maison) had left the Belgian designer tapped. Barely a week later, another banger: Alber Elbaz (who has voiced concerns about the ever-accelerating system before) announced his exit from Lanvin after 14 years. The question now is not just who will replace Simons and Elbaz, but how long will they last?