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This North Face Jacket Is Winter’s Most Popular Product

By now, it’s no secret that the North Face Nuptse coat is one of fashion’s most popular winter staples. This season alone, the puffer jacket, which was first introduced in the ’90s, has been spotted on Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid, among many others. That, and it was revised for two popular designer collaborations, with Gucci and MM6 Maison Margiela — the former appearing on J.Lo, Jodie Turner-Smith, and A$AP Rocky; the latter endorsed by Hadid and Hailey Bieber. But while the popularity of the jacket has long been public knowledge, now, it has officially become the “hottest product in the world.”

According to fashion search engine Lyst’s Q4 Index, a data-driven report based on the shopping habits of more than 100 million people, both the women’s and men’s versions of the North Face signature were the top products on the site. This finding was based

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Inside the Career of Dior’s New Makeup Ambassador Sam Visser

Sam Visser has quickly risen through the ranks of beauty stardom. From launching his career at age 12 on the set of a David LaChapelle shoot to now, as a go-to collaborator of Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber, the 20-year-old makeup artist has, by all accounts, become a next-generation star. He comes armed with a vast and passionate knowledge of what and who came before him as he decorates the faces of beauty’s biggest thrill-seekers.

“It’s fun when somebody gets pushed out of their comfort zone and they are willing to try something they’ve never tried before or step into a character they didn’t even know was inside of them,” explains Visser, who traverses the worlds of celebrity beauty and editorial (with a capital E!) to disruptive effect, whether he’s turning Hadid into a real-life Roy Lichtenstein or etching a leopard-print smoky eye on Euphoria star Alexa Demie. “Exploring

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5 creatives making knitwear that’ll brighten up your winter

If the icy cold weather, or indeed Bernie’s mittens, have stirred something within you and inspired a sudden urge to invest in knitwear, well, same. While the inauguration’s fashion icon went for a traditional brown and cream pair of Fair Isle gloves — hand knitted by a local teacher from repurposed wool, no less — we’re after something a little more fun, something colourful, something to lift the spirits even more than the adorable image of a cosy US senator transposed into tens of thousands of amusing situations. A hard task.

Breaking tradition, the designs we’ve selected are not by recent graduates. Their creators didn’t all study at top fashion colleges. Instead, the five individuals are united by a DIY approach to knitwear that shines through in the at-times imperfect, playful pieces they dream up. In fact, many of these multitasking multi-hyphenates work predominantly in other areas of the

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Fashion Designers, Listen Up! Jimmy Choo Is Opening A Fashion Academy In London Soon



Jimmy Choo in a suit standing in front of a door: Fashion Designers, Listen Up! Jimmy Choo Is Opening A Fashion Academy In London Soon


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Fashion Designers, Listen Up! Jimmy Choo Is Opening A Fashion Academy In London Soon

Mention Jimmy Choo, and most people instantly think of luxurious, beautifully designed high-heeled shoes. 

The man behind the world-renowned brand is now hoping to teach budding designers the trade.

How?

Well, it’s going to be through his brand new fashion academy located at Mayfair in London. 



a city street with cars parked on the side of a building: Right in the heart of the fashion capital.


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Right in the heart of the fashion capital.

“The Academy has been years in planning, so we are delighted to be opening its doors this September,” said Datuk Professor Jimmy Choo in a statement.

“London is a global fashion hub and has created many of the world’s most exciting and ground-breaking designers.

“Rarely though do these designers leave higher education armed with the combined knowledge, skills and resources needed to create, launch and build brands successfully on the global stage.

“The Academy

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Fashion victims: Italian artisans try to preserve their struggling industry

Creativity emanates from every corner of Italy, and this country’s $67 billion fashion business taps the talent of artisans who draw on generations of tradition.

But the coronavirus is sending shockwaves through the industry, shuttering shops and canceling fashion shows, with losses reaching a staggering $20 billion.

Correspondent Seth Doane traveled across Italy in recent months, to see how artisans are coping in the COVID era, from the floors of a fabric factory in the eastern Veneto region, to the rolling hills of Umbria.

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In the fashion capital, Milan, Raffaella Grasso inherited the embroidery business Pino Grasso Ricami from her father; snapshots of past successes are posted on the walls. Her clients include Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, and Bottega Veneta.

She explained the embroidery technique to Doane; “The technique that we use is overlapping sequins very well, and that makes the difference, and this is something you can

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In Meadowy Prints, Memories of the Main Line

Growing Up in Style is a series about the connection between fashion and local life in America, past and present.


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WHY do you have so many little floral prints that you never wear?” demands my daughter, rifling through a rarely visited corner of my closets. Upstairs in our family house in Turin, Italy, she is as usual ransacking my wardrobe for vintage clothes—an Alaïa leather skirt, a Tom Ford for Gucci velvet jacket—that she will cajole from me for extended loans. “Stuff like this doesn’t look good on you,” she adds with daughterly bluntness, holding up a blouse from the Italian company Frau Lau, with a minuscule Liberty design of pale-blue blossoms. “Not your style at all.”

It is true, I admit, that it is not my style, which is monotone, severe, yet occasionally reckless, ideally with

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