The dwindling economy has yet to stifle the demand for casualwear.
Gas and food prices have skyrocketed and the real estate market is suffering, but Americans are still purchasing casual apparel, based on the 85 percent of those surveyed who said they bought this category of clothes in the past year. It represents a 2 percent gain from 2007.
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?"