MILAN — Giorgio Armani SpA said Monday it plans to invest in the opening of 10 Armani Casa stores in China over the next four years. The stores will open in Shanghai in October 2007, and in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Chengdu by the end of 2009, among other locations. Other developments are planned throughout the Far East, with freestanding store openings scheduled this summer in Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei, followed by an Armani/Casa floor within the new Armani/Ginza Tower in Tokyo in November. The Armani Casa collection was launched in October 2000 and today includes 33 freestanding stores and over 60 shops within shops in 30 countries.
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?"