Junior accessories makers are coping with many issues, from the onslaught of Asian competitors to currency headaches — all of which they are dealing with head-on.
Teens are notorious for being the most fickle of consumers. They spend as many hours obsessing about of-the-moment accessories trends as they do about their latest crushes, and they are typically known to jump from one must-have item to the next in just as little time. In theory, they’re the ideal customer, and with no mortgages or cars to pay off, they seem largely immune to bumps in the economy.
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?"