Around the World in 20 Trending Fashion Items


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This month, Who What Wear UK is shifting the fashion focus from our home turf to exploring international style: Welcome to our Global Fashion Gang.

Trends can not only whizz around the globe within an instant, but they can also start at any given moment, in any given timezone, from any possible geographic coordinates. Ukraine is a new secret source for fresh fashion brands; Spain is producing more cool bloggers and shoe labels than I've had hot dinners; big spenders in India are putting that economy on the map in a big, big way (it's actually replaced China as the most promising retail environment); French girls influence us on a daily basis to dress in a more sassy, laissez-faire way. And yet, despite all of these very visible goings on—Instagram is nothing if not primarily responsible for this movement—you'll still find that local looks, must-haves and shopping desires do still differ.

That's why we reached out to the clever people at fashion search engine Lyst to dig a little deeper. What's trending in Tokyo? What's everyone looking at in Portugal? Does Mexico have its very own It bag right now? The results of the most searched-for items this year according to Lyst's data is below: some might surprise, and some might make you want to up sticks and move to a different country if your personal style appears to be a perfect match… I think I'll book a flight to Brazil.




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Oh, and one thing that's being searched for everywhere? This Céline buy.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.