The deep recession and retail woes did not appear to dampen enthusiasm or attendance at the CurveNY show last week.
Attendance was up 25 percent against a year ago, totaling 1,937 visitors, said Laurence Teinturier, executive vice president of CurveExpo Inc. The three-day fair in Manhattan, which closed Tuesday at The Galleria at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, featured 250 collections from the U.S., France, Italy, Brazil, the U.K. and Canada.
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?"