HONG KONG — Interstoff Asia Essential featured a fresh selection of innovative fabrics on display, even as the exhibition deals with shifting buying patterns.
The three-day fair saw 221 exhibitors from nine countries, slightly less than the 229 exhibitors from a year earlier. Attendance was also marginally down, with 7,027 visitors, compared with 7,244 in 2013.
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?"