Adornments of gold and gemstones have a special place in the hearts of consumers, giving the fine jewelry community some solace that it will hold its own through the recession.
Nevertheless, brands are optimizing their assortments to gain consumer awareness and buoy sales. Firms are focused on diversification, offering new and noteworthy collections to lure shoppers, while also building upon existing best-selling collections.
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?"