This last roundup of the year brings us Pantone’s colour for 2017, Pinterest’s top trends predictions and more fashion news that made headlines in December.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that the first duffle coats were commissioned by the Royal British Navy “to keep sailors dry and warm through sea-faring conditions in the 1890s.” The toggle closures were easier to handle with gloved hands, and the generous hoods could fit over navy-issue hats. It is said that the weather-proof coats were named after the Belgian city of Duffel, which was well-known at the time for making a thick, black wool textile of the same name.