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FU's Top 25 Stories of 2016: 16 through 20

Counting down the most-read stories of the year

BY ARIA DARCELLA

NEWS  -  DECEMBER 27

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2016 was FU’s inaugural year, and we certainly covered a lot of ground. Throughout the week, we will be counting down the 25 most-read stories of the year. Here, check out numbers 20 through 16.

20. PYT: Area’s Design Darlings

Our “PYT” (Pretty Young Things) series highlights young, up-and-coming brands. Piotrek Panszczyk and Beckett Fogg of Area have really caught people’s attention this year, having launched e-commerce and see-now, buy-now, getting nominated for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and dipping their toes in the pre-collection pool. Here, they speak to Ashley Simpson about where they came from and where they hope to go.

19. For Nicola Formichetti, It’s All About That Human Connection

In our exclusive interview with Diesel’s Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti, the designer discussed the brand’s new New York flagship, as well as the current state of the ever-changing, fast-paced world of fashion.

18. Who’s That Girl? 2 Runway Rookies with Standout, Signature Hair

Blunt-cut bangs or floating curls? Model watchers loved meeting Dilia Martins and Nova Orchid (two up-and-coming faces from the Spring 2017 shows), and hearing about their signature hairstyles.

17. Sophie Theallet Says No to Fashion Circus

Designer Sophie Theallet sparked a conversation this year when she released an open letter stating that she would not dress the incoming First Lady, and urged other designers to join her. But she also made news when she announced she would not be holding a runway show during fashion week. FU’s editor-in-chief, Katharine K. Zarrella, spoke to Theallet about her decision, as well as her views on the industry at large.

16. Curly Hair Tips From Two New Victoria’s Secret Models

Natural hair was a big talking point in the modeling world this year. When it made its way to the VS runway, beauty director Amber Kallor spoke to two Victoria’s Secret models about their fabulously curly locks.

Stay tuned tomorrow to read all about the badass bitches that made us cheer this year. To revisit numbers 25 through 21, click here.

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