What's in a label? How significant is the expression “Made in Italy” — tagged on the softest Missoni loom-knit sweater, a handcrafted intrecciato Bottega Veneta bag in woven leather, an embroidered Valentino gown or a laser-cut Fendi fur — and what lies behind these self-explanatory terms?
It’s a simple declaration but one that is often abused and that comprises social, geographic, political and economic elements.
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?"