LAS VEGAS — The most compelling new line launched at the ECRM meeting, held here at the Red Rock Resort last week, was Jackie Fame. Buyers gathered in the hotel hallways to discuss what they called a riveting presentation by the “salesmen,” who were 11 and 14 years old.
At a time when most tweens and teens are spending hours engaged in social networking, these two brothers — Zachary and Joshua Swauger — not only created their own site (which has attracted more than a million hits) but also extended it into a line of personal care and nail polishes.
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?"