TURIN, ITALY—Less than a hundred miles west from Milan, wedged in between the Alps, lays Turin. A cultural center in Northern Italy, Turin hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006, and has since gained a reputation outside the Italian border: almost 2 million foreign tourists visited the region of Piedmont in 2015.
While thousands of residents flee the city every year to find jobs elsewhere, some come from abroad to find their luck in Turin. Such was the case of Walter Dang, a French fashion designer with Hispanic and Vietnamese roots, who moved to Turin in 2003 and is now one of the most successful designers operating in the city.
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