After emphasizing more casual, rustic looks a year before, exhibitors at last week’s Première Vision trade fair, which wrapped up Saturday in Paris, showed spring 2004 fabrics that had a more refined and classic feel, complete with bright, clean color. "Casual is definitely going away," said Maurizio Sarti, sales manager at Sarti. Selections there included linen and cotton blends with a clean, satin-like finish.
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?"