Dezeen is not a fashion site but we cover the topic when we think a collection is interesting enough for our designer audience, or when the brand collaborates with architects and designers from a non-fashion background.
This year, Chanel became spectacularly popular when Dutch architecture firm MVRDV created a glass-brick facade for the brand's Amsterdam store. This propelled the brand to the top of our Fashion Hot List.
COS is in second place, largely thanks to its collaboration with Sou Fujimoto, while Dior was helped to the number three spot by the Seoul store designed by Christian Portzamparc and Peter Marino.
Issey Miyake (number four) is the highest-placed fashion designer whose clothing we write about regularly. Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort is at number five, partly for declaring that "fashion is dead".
Camper (number six) makes the list for its ongoing commitment to commissioning interesting stores from a variety of designers, while Prada (number seven) held readers' attention for its longstanding relationship with Rem Koolhaas.
Iris van Herpen is perhaps the most interesting fashion designer on the list in her own right, making number eight for her ongoing experimentation with processes such as 3D printing and laser cutting, as well as her cutting-edge aesthetics.