BERLIN — Hugo Boss reported a net loss of 6.1 million euros, or $9.5 million at current exchange, in the second quarter on a 9 percent rise in sales to 321.1 million euros, or $502 million.
A company spokesman attributed the loss to the seasonal nature of the fashion business. The results compare with net losses of 6.2 million euros, or $9.7 million, in the corresponding period a year earlier. Earnings before interest and taxes for the quarter came in at a loss of 5.3 million euros, or $8.3 million, versus a loss of 5.6 million euros, or $8.8 million, a year earlier.
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?"