Blumarine's U.S. retail arrival is a holiday story, of sorts.
Vacationing with her family in 2006, Adriana Alzetta, Blumarine's Milan showroom manager, was checking out the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Fla. The shopping center, with its gardens, towering Christmas tree and crowds, appealed to her personal aesthetics and business sense. "I asked my son, Filippo, who was in real estate in New York, 'Why not put a Blumarine store here?'" she recalled.
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?"