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This Teen Created 3 Killer Fashion Collections out of a $160 Salvation Army Shopping Trip

The first glimpse I caught of Max Condon was sitting in front of me at the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Museum of Art Theater during an artist talk we were both attending earlier this year. I couldn’t quite make out his full look from behind, but what I did see — what appeared to be a button-front shirt worn over top of a hooded sweatshirt — was enough to follow him outside after the show, and even snap a photo of the full look, which included a number of additional button-front shirts intricately sewn into the pockets of his trousers “to add density, flow, movement and moving silhouette
Bloomberg Businessweek
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Fashion & Beauty

China’s Elusive Goal: A Global Apparel Brand

Rachel Chang, with Lindsey Rupp Founded in the 1970s by rural tailor-turned-billionaire Gao Dekang, Bosideng International Holdings Ltd. grew into China’s largest maker of down coats and the manufacturer of down apparel for top international brands including Adidas and Columbia Sportswear. How successful was it? By 2012, Bosideng was producing 450 million ducks’ worth of down jackets annually, and its own branded garments were sold in more than 10,000 stores across China. Given that success, its executives figured that selling high-end outerwear, plus a menswear line, under its own brand in L
Women's Health
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Fashion & Beauty

Take IT OFF

On the red carpet, on the runways, and all around you, women are owning dramatic haircuts. They’re challenging beauty norms, asserting independence, and leaving emotional baggage—along with strands—on the salon floor. As evidenced by the four women on these pages, chopping off the ends (and then some) only leads to beginnings. NAKED beauty hair: Takeo Suzuki for kevin Murphy/L&a arTiSTS, Makeup: Sandrine van SLee for CharLoTTe TiLbury/arT deparTMenT, ManiCure: roSeann SingLeTon for ChaneL/arT deparTMenT, naked CaShMere SweaTer, kaTie dean jeweLry neCkLaCe Buzz cut “I grew up super tomboyish—I