That was the word Dee Hilfiger chose to describe her new line of handbags, simply titled Dee Ocleppo. After a brief hiatus, the designer, and wife of Tommy Hilfiger, is reentering the accessories market with a new objective: luxury. Hilfiger introduced a line of customizable handbags on HSN in 2011, under the name “Deesigns by Dee Ocleppo.” Inspired by her first childhood bag, a vintage purse with a cotton cover that could be buttoned off, the line featured bags with removable swatches of reversible, decorative fabric. Despite selling well, with retail prices around the $100 mark, Hilfiger wasn’t quite satisfied.
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?"