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Away Luggage Launches Designer Collab Series: Shop Travel Items Now

Away just launched a new annual design series, and the first collection features Sandy Liang, Tia Adeola and Ji Won Choi.

Now that travel is finally starting back up again, we’re dreaming about *all* the getaways. Celeb-adored luggage brand Away has long been a favorite of frequent jet-setters, thanks to its array of durable yet fashionable suitcases and travel accessories. Now, the stylish brand is trying something new, as Away just revealed their plans for a designer collaboration series.

Every year, the brand will partner up with a new group of designers from different backgrounds and lifestyles, and ask them to transform three classic Away pieces with their own unique twist in order to create limited-edition capsule collections. “We know that now more than ever people are emotionally invested in travel,” Away co-founder and CEO Jen Rubio told Observer. “We hope that this series will introduce Away’s

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A British Men’s Wear Designer With Jamaican Roots

Name: Bianca Saunders

Age: 28

Hometown: London

Currently Lives: In her family’s house in South London, with her parents and four of her six siblings.

Claim to Fame: Ms. Saunders is a rising British men’s wear designer who collaborated with Gucci on a short film and won this year’s French Andam fashion prize. Her namesake label has earned acclaim for its billowy shirting and ruched suiting pants inspired by her Jamaican heritage. Her clothing has a “borderline effeminate feel,” Ms. Saunders said, which she hopes makes “men feel sexy because I feel like that is kind of missing from fashion nowadays.”

Big Break: Her fascination with fashion began at a young age. At 8, she held sleepovers where she and her friends made purses out of pillowcases. As an 18-year-old student at Kingston University London, she bought a ticket for the British Fashion Awards and made her own

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Emerging Designer S.S.DALEY Gets Full Marks at LFW SS22

Emerging British designer S.S.DALEY has proudly presented his debut solo catwalk collection at London Fashion Week, and for Spring/Summer 2022 Steven Stokey-Daley has worked with the National Youth Theatre to produce something that is more than a collection, even more than a fashion show — something that can only be summed up as truly moving, impactful, and current.

Exploring the coming-of-age moments for a group of teenagers at both state and private schools, the SS22 presentation was delivered as a play, littered with heartfelt spoken word acts, somber songs, and the tales of education and the power it has on us as we grow up. From understanding one’s queer identity to becoming Head Boy, falling into unrequited love and finding yourself deep in an emotional locker room conversation, the play told moments that many of us have experienced, ultimately examining the intimacy of friendships and school, the structure of

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Santa Fe fashion designer touts style, comfort to boot | Local News

Wendy Lane Henry vividly remembers the first pair of cowboy boots she ever bought.

She was a teenager walking through a Neiman Marcus department store in Miami when she spotted a pair of burgundy-colored alligator skin boots.

“They were so different,” said Henry, standing inside her store, Back at the Ranch, in Santa Fe, surrounded by hundreds of handmade cowboy boots she designed.

“My parents didn’t dress me up like a cowgirl,” Henry said. “But I just had to have them.”

Half a century later, cowboy boots have become what Henry is known for. From her cozy adobe shop on Marcy Street, Henry has worked to evolve the classic American footwear, combining traditional Western aesthetics with modern, high-end, fashion-forward sensibilities and designs.

“We are a luxury brand, the Rolls-Royce of cowboy boots,” Henry said. “We’re not ‘yeehaw.’ We brought our cowboy boots into the fashion world.”

Fashion has long been

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