Perry Ellis International Inc. has formed a joint venture with Hong Kong-based China Outfitters Holdings Ltd. to introduce the Manhattan brand in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
China Outfitters expects to introduce Manhattan men’s wear in China beginning in fall 2012, adding to the brand’s existing distribution in Vietnam and Taiwan through licensing arrangements. Retail development is expected to focus on Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, with the first unit slated to open by year-end.
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?"