PARIS — Custom details and natural materials were among the trends that emerged at the Silmo eyewear fair in Paris, which took place against a backdrop of declining European demand for sunglasses and optical frames.
Total turnover in the European optics market rose 0.7 percent in the first half of the year to 7.3 billion euros, or $9.59 billion, according to data from market research company GfK. All dollar rates are calculated at average exchange for the period to which they refer.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"