Sass & Bide recently opened its first international store, a 2,000-square-foot flagship at 480 Broome Street in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.
“It’s been a long time in the making,” said Heidi Middleton, creative director, speaking by telephone from Down Under. The company in September launched an international e-commerce site and identified a strong customer based in downtown Manhattan. The 70 million Australian dollar, or $63.9 million at current exchange, company offers a full range of women’s ready-to-wear and denim, as well as handbags, jewelry, footwear and innerwear.
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?"