For Carmen Marc Valvo, building a $70 million company over the past 24 years has always come down to the human touch.
At the FNW/Trends luncheon at the National Arts Club in New York on June 18, the designer recapped his career and mapped out his expansion plans. With $15,000 in 1989, he called in favors from different factories and within eight days pulled together his first signature collection. He added couture in 1994.
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?"