British designer Daniel Lee has only been at the creative helm of Bottega Veneta for just over a year, but is fast becoming one of the most influential figures in the fashion industry; a recognition he cemented at the British Fashion Awards 2019 with a record of four wins including ‘Designer of the Year’. With this, the 34-year-old Italian luxury powerhouse has skyrocketed from being perceived as conservative to a fashion cult, having attracted a legion of loyal followers subscribing to Lee’s luxurious yet progressive approach.
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Here Comes The Sun
With a collection heavily inspired by American artist Judy Chicago’s pastel-bright masterpieces, creative director Sophie Delafontaine shines light on a new and empowered chapter of the Longchamp woman. Amy Yasmine discovers how the American artist’s framework has imbued feminism into the brand’s Spring/Summer ’20 collection, with an unexpected contemporary update.
THE RISE OF THE INSTA-GRIEVER
Celebrity deaths have turned Instagram into a digital Wailing Wall. Bob Morris reveals how to mourn socially, with dignity.
OUT OF OFFICE
Sometimes, the best way to get ahead is to look inside. As the recent MCO has inspired many to explore fresh pursuits, three Malaysian creatives share their most personal account of #WorkingFromHome, leading to a revelation of new personal and professional endeavours.
IN HIS SHOES
For his largest exhibition ever, Christian Louboutin opens up his world of whimsical curiosities at the Art Deco Palais de la Porte Dorée. Amy Yasmine heads to Paris to discover the exhibitionist side of the shoe maestro in an exclusive interview.
AND THE WINNER IS …
Following the dazzling turns in ‘Black Mirror’, ‘Fast Color’, and ‘The Morning Show’, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is taking the crown playing the first black Miss World. She tells Lydia Slater about fighting for feminism, embracing her heritage, and the secret of happiness in Hollywood.
The cultural advisor in the creative department of Dior and daughter to Maria Grazia Chiuri on her journey through fashion, importance of feminism, and her ever-evolving personal style.
Linda Cantello, the international make-up artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty, talks make-up trends, bright brows, and the problem with filters.
THE GREEN DREAM
Fendi creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi’s family country retreat represents a confluence of the Italian house’s timeless savoir-faire and the designer’s own eye on the future.
BRAVE NEW WORLD
In the midst of our global pandemic, Bvlgari shows true leadership in crisis support, spurring more participation by other luxury brands. Jean-Christophe Babin, Group CEO of Bvlgari, talks about saving lives, and how the company is rewiring for the future, in an exclusive interview with Natasha Kraal.
Screen goddess Monica Belluci is proof that beauty and allure have no age.
Under Her Skin
Julia Ducournau funneled years of fury, angst, and comedy into her Palme d’Or– winning, genre-smashing film Titane.
Relearn How to Look
Ten fall shows to train your eye.
JUST 3 NIGHTS OF BAD SLEEP DESTROYS YOU!
NOT getting enough shut-eye for just three days in a row can “greatly deteriorate” your physical and mental well-being — and may even trigger feelings of loneliness and anger, according to a new study.
Food to Boost Your Mood
Make nutrition the first line of defense against depression.
The Brooklyn Beast Is Coming for the Arnold and the Olympia Titles!
Why You Should “Fill Your Cup” With Wisdom From This Russian Close-Quarters-Combat System!
PANDEMIC GIVES BOOST AS MORE STATES MOVE TO DIGITAL IDS
The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver’s licenses.
Be Our Guest
On Digest’s Podcast, Dishing With Digest, Y&R’s Eric Braeden (Victor) Reflected On His Years In Genoa City — And His Plans To Continue His Legendary Run.
ON TEST BORÉAL 47.2: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
THIS RUGGED OCEAN CRUISER TARGETS THE GROWING MARKET FOR EXPEDITION YACHTS AND IS BRIMMING WITH BRILLIANT FEATURES THAT HAVE A WIDE APPEAL
JEET KUNE DO COMMUNITY BIDS FAREWELL TO TAKY KIMURA
MEMBERS OF THE MARTIAL ARTS COMMUNITY — AND FOLLOWERS OF THE ARTS OF BRUCE LEE, IN PARTICULAR — SUFFERED A LOSS ON JANUARY 7, 2021, WHEN SEATTLEBASED INSTRUCTOR TAKY KIMURA PASSED AWAY AT AGE 96. HE HAD BEEN THE MOST SENIOR LIVING STUDENT OF LEE AND ONE OF ONLY THREE PEOPLE (ALONG WITH DAN INOSANTO AND THE LATE JAMES YIMM LEE) CERTIFIED BY LEE TO TEACH. “SPEAKING FOR MYSELF — AND I KNOW BRUCE WOULD HAVE FELT THIS WAY, AS WELL — IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE HAD TAKY AS A PART OF MY LIFE,” SAID LINDA LEE CADWELL, LEE’S WIDOW.