NEW YORK — Mitch Alfus is the biggest name in leather and fur few have heard of — unless they’re Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren or Alexander Wang, among others.
That’s all about to change now. Alfus, the self-appointed Leather King, whose Libra Leather is the go-to source for exotic skins for the designer community, has opened a six-week pop-up shop at 91 Grand Street in SoHo here.
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?"