H&M is expanding its design award competition to the U.S.
The Swedish retailer launched the annual contest in 2012 to encourage and support young fashion design graduates as they embark on careers. Now H&M will open the 2014 contest to students from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons the New School For Design.
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?"