LONDON — French Connection Group plc reported a net loss of 16.4 million pounds, or $29.6 million, in the 12 months ended Jan. 31, compared with net profits of 1.6 million pounds, or $2.8 million, a year earlier.
Sales rose 5 percent during the year, to 248 million pounds, or $448 million, from 236.1 million pounds, or $427 million. Dollar figures have been calculated at average exchange rates for the periods to which they refer.
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?"