There’s at least one retail sector bucking the recessionary headwinds: fast fashion.
On Thursday, Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz and Spain’s Mango reported strong growth in 2008 — and bullish plans for expansion this year. H&M remains committed to opening 225 stores worldwide, adding 7,000 jobs. Mango, meanwhile, plans to unveil 150 stores.
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?"