DUSSELDORF — While the German apparel market remains under pressure, participants at the CPD trade show here this month said they saw signs the market was improving.
Jürgen Dax, managing director of the German Retailers Association, said German store owners are “in a relatively good mood. Many are happy to have survived a bad 2003, and the cost-cutting measures of the last years are beginning to bear fruit. We know that in spite of soft sales, the profit picture is improving.”
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?"