In what will broadly be remembered as “the shittiest year of all times,” there were some highlights on the runways of the world. In fact, designers present their strongest strikes of genius when times are rough, as fashion becomes that fantastical, illusory medium that help us dream and escape. We’ll think back of 2016 to the year of logos, a round of musical chairs amongst the power-players of creative directors in Milan and Paris, and the year when the fashion world finally woke up and dismissed Kanye West’s sand-colored, genocide-appropriating fashion endeavor. On that note, we still haven’t recovered from Kim’s shocking accident in Paris, that led her to discontinue posting on social media. Her Instagram stands as frozen in time at Paris Fashion SS17 – perhaps an apt metaphor for all of us, who honestly can’t wait for the summer to come? While it won’t contain less Trump, it will hopefully be less death, prettier boys, and more radical fun. Until then, here’s some of our favorite collections of the year.