The Talbots Inc. on Wednesday named Avra Myers senior vice president and general merchandise manager of J. Jill, a new position, effective July 9.
J. Jill has been trying to make its clothing less dowdy by adding youthful items such as slim-fit jeans. The division is also working to upgrade its quality, incorporating high-grade cashmeres into the mix.
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?"