MILAN — Last month’s fashion and accessories show Moda Prima was the latest fair affected by SARS.
Buyers and visitors, numbering 3,455,attended the fair to see what 68 exhibitors had to offer for next spring, representing a 4 percent drop from 2002’s event. The overall drop in attendance was blamed on SARS — with a dramatic 56 percent decrease in visitors from Hong Kong and China.
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?"