BEIJING — Jewel artisan Cindy Chao has marked a major milestone for her brand by opening her first stand-alone gallery and boutique in an exclusive shopping arcade here.
The moment caps off an exciting month for the young designer, coming within weeks of her 2009 Royal Butterfly — a 2,328-gem creation featuring sapphires, rubies and diamonds weighing 77 carats — being inducted into the Smithsonian’s Hall of Gems, making her the first Taiwanese designer featured there.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)