Many of the looks in Michael Kors’ fall fur collection, shown April 25, had a lightness to them that could aid in their transition from fall into spring. Most impressive, though, was the inventiveness: bright, oversize houndstooth intarsias, for instance, were hand-cut and sewn, rather than printed, giving a new, dimensional effect to clutch coats, stoles and capelets. A knockout camouflage intarsia shown as a coat on Kors’ fall runway was seen here as a lean vest and scarf. His other bright ideas included an orange mink wrap, cleverly quilted with suede insets.
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?"