Designers change to meet the challenges of suddenly tougher economic times.
For more than a decade, the British economy had been racing forward, with house prices swelling, the financial services industry flourishing, and consumer confidence at an all-time high. Oligarchs, oil barons and the world’s uberrich flocked to London for its luxury real estate, shopping and hip, cosmopolitan vibe.
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?"