Challenging market conditions are pushing Japanese denim mills to innovate in terms of earth-friendly products and new takes on color and fit.
Manufacturers Nisshinbo and Kurabo are mining ecological themes for spring-summer. Tokyo-based Nisshinbo is making banana fiber denim, using the normally discarded stems of banana trees to make the yarn, while Osaka-based Kurabo has developed a denim partially made of recycled fibers.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"