The fine watch industry is arguably a Swiss man's world, but 140 years ago an American sought to get in the game.
Florentine Ariosto Jones, a native of Boston, had a dream to create a watch brand that would surpass every timepiece on the then-thriving American watch market. He traveled to Switzerland in 1868 and partnered with Heinrich Moser, a native of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, to create IWC Schaffhausen, a Swiss-made brand with Jones' design aesthetic that remains based in the tiny town.
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?"