NEW YORK — Styles with a glint of glamour and a sense of luxury are proving to be the winning formula for fall.
Retailers placing orders for fall merchandise this month showed a conservative posture as the economy continued to drag in February. Buyers said they were re-examining where they were putting their open-to-buy dollars with en eye toward the potential clout of new brands to the sector, such as Lucky Brand innerwear at Charles Komar & Sons and Aisease at JWE Silk, as well as European labels like Aubade, Chantelle, Princesse Tam Tam, and 6ixty 8ight, which staged a fashion show and cocktail party to rev recognition.
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?"