Denim is proving to be one of the few sweet spots in the sour retail scene.
Stores began winnowing their denim assortments more than a year ago in an effort to concentrate on a stable of proven performers. Recent data indicates the strategy has translated into surging denim sales at a time when overall apparel sales have generally been flat.
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?"