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She reckons Shanghai is the next fashion capital, largely because of its rich history and tradition.

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She’s impressed by Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola’s interpretation of swimsuits into knits and evening wear.


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One of her favourite fashion books captures the magic and story of controversial designer Galliano.


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Galliano is expertly written by fashion historian Colin McDowell.


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She has a soft spot for tribal designs and especially loves Vicki Sarge’s pieces, found in the designer’s London Belgravia shop.


Female 17111412209 She admires Vogue Italia for its unerring photography and for editor Franca Sozzani’s unique eye.

 A portion of this article first appeared in Female January 2015.