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For fashion designers who do one line incredibly well, the thought of expanding into other areas is always accompanied by a fear of falling short of expectations. Few brands become as well known for menswear as they are womenswear, for example, and accomplishing that in an incredibly short timespan is rarer still. Public read
Fashion, as an industry, traditionally prizes youth. Our top models — from Twiggy in the 1960s to Cara Delevingne today — are barely 20, our makeup gurus in their teens, and trend-setters — from Tavi to the latest four-year-old designer for J. Crew, precocious wunderkinds. But, lately, designers ranging from Alber read