LONDON — Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer, has been named chair of Fashion Fringe, the annual contest for emerging industry talent in Britain. An announcement is expected this week.
Bailey, whose tenure will last for two years, will select and mentor the three finalists and the winner of the 2012 award, who will be revealed during London Fashion Week in September.
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?"