LONDON — Jane Shepherdson, the former brand director at Topshop, has quietly unveiled her latest clothing project — an attempt to breathe new life into British high street retailer Whistles.
Gone are the vaguely mumsy silhouettes and the too-bright colors, and in their place are what she sees as the building blocks of a modern wardrobe. Among them are an oversize, sleeveless cashmere cardigan; cropped, wool serge trousers; Sixties-print silk dresses; ivory silk blouses, and slightly tulip-shaped coats.
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?"