Brent Leonesio turned recession lemons into fragrance juice.
The creator of the Los Angeles-based niche perfume brand Smell Bent was faced with a major career dilemma upon losing his job last year when Il Primo Passo, the shoe store where he was a buyer, closed. Faced with whether he should stick with a fashion career he had become disenchanted with or pursue a passion for perfumery, he chose the latter.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"