LAS VEGAS — What a difference six months can make.
Buoyed by strong holiday sales that have continued into 2012, retailers shopping the trade shows here this week were upbeat about the future. Although still wary of the uncertain macroeconomic landscape and keeping a close eye on their open-to-buy budgets, they nonetheless came prepared to spend.
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?"