There's a magic act on New York’s Madison Avenue — retail development is accelerating without upsetting the neighborhood cachet.
Younger, trendier and usually less-expensive labels — like Sandro, John Varvatos, Kate Spade and J. Crew — are increasingly cohabiting the streetscape, easing into spaces next to or near luxury designer mainstays like Donna Karan, Hermès and Ralph Lauren. There’s also been a rush of shoe designers landing space, including Schutz and Christian Louboutin, joining Stuart Weitzman and Jimmy Choo, and a growing men’s wear story with Berluti, Suitsupply, Lanvin and Kent & Curwen joining the Hermès men’s shop.
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?"