Spurred by their ability to transform ideas into coveted merch, Italian brands continue to develop their reputations and labor-intensive artisanal traditions.
But just because there is a wealth of heritage in Italian artistry, it doesn’t mean the techniques are all old-school. Concealed rather than revealed, many of these novelty techniques look ahead, adding value to each piece with hundreds of hours of work, surgical precision, months of testing and studying, executed with fine handwork.
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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?"