The oil-rich country bordering the Caspian Sea and Russia is attracting a slew of designers and retailers eager to tap into its newly wealthy consumers. Saks Fifth Avenue will open a store there this fall, while brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Eskandar, Ralph Rucci, De Beers, Tiffany and Harry Winston are sold there or have their own stores. Even Children’s Place and Steve Madden have opened stores in the country, the world’s ninth largest in terms of area.
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?"