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What’s new in fashion and beauty: A denim milestone, 3-D knitwear and a nineties throwback

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Levi’s will be collaborating with other brands to reimagine the 501 through their creative lens.Handout

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Levi’s 501 Original (levis.com) turns 150 this year. To fete this milestone, the denim brand has launched a year-long campaign called the Greatest Story Ever Worn. Its continuing festivities include special digital and in-store experiences that celebrate the spirit of the style and its influence on pop culture and fashion, including a pop-up space that will debut at the Toronto Eaton Centre this May. Levi’s will also be collaborating with other brands to reimagine the 501 through their creative lens. Most recently, Stussy gave the jeans its signature SoCal surf treatment, pictured here, through a rugged, worn wash.

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3-D printing is emerging as a solution for many fashion labels.Alexa Mazzarello/Handout

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As fashion innovators continue to find new ways to reduce the negative environmental and societal impacts of clothing, 3-D printing is emerging as a solution for many fashion labels. One such brand is Olbrich Knitwear (olbrich-knitwear.com), a 3-D seamless-knitwear company based in Montreal with a focus on clothing with a minimalist aesthetic that transitions across the seasons. Founder and designer Rebecca Lemire says that the 3-D printed model allows her to consider sustainability from all aspects of production including manufacturing, materials and shipping. “For example, traditional knitwear wastes approximately 35 per cent of yarn, because each section is cut from a larger piece then sewn together as a second step,” she says. “By contrast, 3-D knitwear is created in one seamless piece, meaning 100 per cent of the yarn goes directly into the garment.” Lemire adds that she’s able to produce clothing on demand and ship directly to the consumer from the factory thanks to the speed at which the printers work. “This

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BEAUTY

Is Your Skin Dry, Red or Flaky? Try Skincare Therapist and A-List Facialist Melanie Grant’s Guide to Glowing Winter Skin

Melanie Grant has become one of the world’s most sought-after skincare therapists and facialists. She opened her first studio in Sydney in 2012, then one in Melbourne in 2016, before going global. She now has studios in LA, Paris and London. Over a career that has spanned more than two decades, she’s gained big-name fans and clients – including the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Lara Worthington and Nicole Warne. And, in 2016, she became Chanel Australia’s first official skin expert, then Chanel US’s in 2019.

The dermal therapist’s just brought out her first book, The Modern Guide to Skin Health, which is a guide to her skincare philosophy. Grant’s career is built on the thinking that if you eat the right foods, be strategic with which skincare products you use – opting for those that are tailored specifically to your age and lifestyle (rather than using everything) – you’ll be rewarded with good, glowing skin. She says winter time is rough on skin, and is a time when you might need to adjust your regime.

“During the colder months, our skin has to work even harder to combat the damaging effects of harsh weather, central heating and the shock factor of navigating the two,” Grant tells Broadsheet. “Aside from an increase in dryness, many of us also experience redness, sensitivity, irritation and a compromised [skin] barrier function during this time.”

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A well-functioning skin barrier (the epidermis and its outer surface, the stratum corneum) is essential for good skin. That barrier is compromised by heating, which reduces humidity and affects how much moisture is available to the skin, while

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