Thanks to the financial support of Silas Chou, this spring the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund will launch a China Exchange program, with Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez shipping out to Shanghai and Uma Wang visiting New York.
While details are still being ironed out, the initiative is expected to become an ongoing one, given the interest and potential for growth in each respective market, according to the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s executive director, Steven Kolb. “We never want to do anything as a one-off. We really like to connect and invest in things that have real meaning and depth,” he said.
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?"