Shanu Walpita

As Stylesight's Juniors Editor, Shanu is responsible for all reporting and analysis surrounding the Juniors market, covering runway, festivals, trade shows and retail to inform a wealth of in-depth reports. With an intuitive understanding of burgeoning global subcultures, influencers, and music industry catalysts, her understanding of the Juniors market is both commercial and directional.

394 posts  |  Last entry Feb 29, 2016


Witchy covens are back in fashion: style lessons from the AW16 catwalk

No broomstick needed. How to rock the coven look for AW 16/17, WGSN Youth editor Shanu Walpita reports

Ayumi Seto: Five reasons this youth style icon is making waves

Model, fashion icon, designer and director of cult lifestyle brand Aymmy in the Batty Girls, Ayumi Seto is definitely one of the coolest girls in Tokyo, says WGSN Youth Editor Shanu Walpita

Tyler Mitchell: The cultural influencer creating cinematic photography

Snapping photos on a budget and creating shots that feel distinctly nostalgic, WGSN's Shanu Walpita reports on this young, rising tastemaker

WGSN’s Advent Calendar Day 24: New design talent and stylist approved accessories

This month our global team has curated a holiday season wish list: made by them, inspired by what they are working on now, and forecasting for the future


WGSN Trend Minute: Youth trends at London Fashion Week S/S 16

A new look has emerged from London's catwalks that will dominate the young women's market next season. WGSN Youth Editor Shanu Walpita explains it in 60 seconds

Looney Tunes Leads The Fashion Pack

Covetable licensing partnerships between Warner Bros and leading fashion brands continue to thrive, with playful cartoon characters punctuating noteworthy collections for the youth market.

Video of the Week: Iggy Azalea – Fancy ft. Charli XCX

We love Oz rap starlet Iggy Azalea's Clueless-inspired music video.

Yohji Yamamoto

OUT OF THIS WORLD Paris: A master of fantastical fashion, Yohji Yamamoto experimented with both volume and print for Fall, with an impish collection …

A.F. Vandevorst

ARMED FORCES Paris: Perfectly in step with the emerging military trend of the F/W14 season, A.F. Vandevorst showed an elegant, uniform-inspired collection. A tomboy …


ARTISANAL ARMY Paris: The mood at Balmain this season was all about having fun with fashion. Designer Olivier Rousteing showed a playfully chic collection …

Sharon Wauchob

GLAMOROUS GRUNGE Paris: For fall Sharon Wauchob fully embraced 1990s nostalgia, exploring a feisty grunge sensibility worthy of Courtney Love herself. A sophisticated black …

Ann Demeulemeester

DARK POETRY Paris: In the wake of Ann Demeulemeester’s sudden departure from her namesake line earlier this year, former menswear designer Sébastien Meunier made …