At J Brand’s Los Angeles offices, there are signs on people’s computers: “Ship Ron first,” said Jeff Rudes, chief executive officer.
The jeanswear company, founded in 2004, began as an exclusive line at Ron Herman’s Melrose jeans bar in spring 2005 and became an immediate success. It is now sold in over 2,000 specialty stores and luxury retailers in over 20 countries, but Rudes never forgets his roots.
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?"