Rock & Republic’s brazen attitude and cultivated image of extravagance and exclusivity are being tempered by the recession.
Within the last five months, the worsening economy has forced the Culver City, Calif.-based company to slash prices on jeans, rein in ambitions for the accessories market, undergo two rounds of layoffs, drop its sports sponsorships, cancel its New York fashion show and go on the hunt for bargains in everything from denim fabric to advertising space.
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?"