MILAN — As if more proof were needed of the Internet’s importance to the fashion industry, online retailer Yoox Group reported a 48 percent rise in 2008 revenues, and plans eight new virtual stores for leading labels this year, along with consultancy services.
“You can’t do much better than that,” Yoox founder and chief executive officer Federico Marchetti said in an interview at the company’s offices here. “And there’s no sign of a slowdown so far this year. January and February are growing at a similar pace, and we anticipate that 2009 should be like 2008.”
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?"