When he was in high school in the Seventies, Mark Lee, the chief executive officer of Barneys New York, spent weekends and holidays working in the shoe department of I. Magnin in San Francisco. “They told me if I could sell women’s shoes, I could sell anything,” he said. Now that Lee has found himself in the epicenter of the most cutthroat designer shoe business in the country — there are three major designer shoe salons within 12 blocks of Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship — he is distinctly aware that it’s not enough to have the best merchandise, for which Barneys already has a strong reputation. The whole shebang has to be spectacular.
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?"