NEW YORK — Hit by a particularly unforgiving season last year, outerwear makers are trying to make this fall a turning point for regaining the sector’s health.
Manufacturers are fighting back with fashion instead of going with tried-and-true basics like long wool coats. Their aim is to focus on more versatile items that are less reliant on chilly temperatures and can be worn for a wider range of activities.
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?"