“Project Runway” alumna Jillian Lewis helped Searle rack up $29,000 in retail sales at a trunk show last weekend.
The most fashion-forward item on the line was the bestseller — a $1,498 ruffled raincoat. A $700 knit dress, a version of which the designer wore on one of the show’s episodes, was also popular, as well as a $700 wrap cardigan, a $400 taffeta skirt dress and a $500 cable sweater with puffy sleeves.
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?"