BOLOGNA, Italy — A depressed domestic market is not the only headache tormenting the Italian beauty industry. A cold chill of concern about the stability of business with Russia generated a current running beneath the usual discussions at the recent Cosmoprof trade show here.
“There’s a situation of uncertainty; there is a fear that after Western sanctions there could be sanctions on the Russian side,” said Duccio Campagnoli, president of BolognaFiere and Cosmoprof, which ran from April 4 to 7.
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?"