A couple of years ago, it became fashionable for retailers to part ways with their fashion directors in their quest to bolster the bottom line. But Belk Inc. took a different approach, actually adding the position to the mix when it was consolidating the company after a buying spree.
From 2002 to 2007, the Charlotte, N.C.-based retailer acquired several competitors — Proffitt’s, McRae’s and Parisian — solidifying its dominance in the South.
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?"