NEW YORK — Stephanie Solomon has been named vice president and fashion director of women’s ready-to-wear at Lord & Taylor, effective Sept. 23, the company’s parent, Hudson’s Bay Co., said Thursday.
Solomon, the former vice president of fashion direction at Bloomingdale’s, who retired on June 7, found that smelling the roses wasn’t exactly what she wanted. Rather, she said she missed the excitement, challenges and frustrations of the fashion industry. “I’m too passionate about what I do to really retire,” Solomon said. “I found out that three weeks of communing with nature” is enough. “It’s nice to have time to reflect on yourself. I’m fortunate that I had that opportunity. Twenty-nine years is a long time to be married to a brand.”
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?"