The courtship was long and the skeptics many, but the marriage has proved to be an unqualified success in which both suitor and target got what they were seeking.
For Oxford Industries Inc., that’s meant a differentiated, upscale lifestyle brand with strong margins and lots of room for growth. For Tommy Bahama, it’s meant the capital needed to expand into areas including retail and women’s wear, as well as a corporate home in which there’s room to maneuver — or even mess up occasionally — and quickly react to a demanding, ever-changing marketplace.
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?"