Some people express themselves through the piano, others prefer the flute. Felix Valdez’s instrument is a 450-pound Washex machine.
Valdez is a principal in The Finish First, an El Segundo, Calif.-based enterprise that focuses on developing new washes for jeans. Given the fairly standard silhouettes that are selling best these days — low-waisted, tight, slightly flared five-pocket jeans — finishing is becoming an increasingly important part of the design process.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"