More than 40 vendors will take part in the first International Luxury Outerwear Exposition, which will be held April 14 to 16 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
Blue Duck Trading, Chosen Furs, Dominic Bellissimo, Trilogy and Wolfie will be among the vendors. Aimed at luxury specialty stores, ILOE is being organized by a group of fur manufacturers and designers that consists of Chosen Furs, Rendezvous NY, L.A. Rockler Fur Co. and Mitchies Matchings from Canada. Their aim is to attract stores in search of on-trend fur, fur-trimmed, leather, cashmere and shearling coats from top brands.
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?"