Fifth Avenue’s retail tapestry is undergoing another swirl of change, as incoming luxury and fast-fashion flagships push rents to record levels, stretch the shopping appeal south and foment a dichotomy of clientele and commerce.
And with the likes of H&M, Zara, Uniqlo and Topshop bumping up against Gucci, Saks, Armani and Prada, and Valentino and Polo stores in the pipeline, the conversation about what’s right or wrong for the avenue—if throwaway fashion coordinates with designer extravagance—is spiraling.
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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?"