Dorothee Schumacher continues to show that commercial clothes can also be highly desirable. Her spring collection combined fluidity, flowers, and flounces to winning effect. Kaleidoscope orchid prints zigzagged on white silk cropped jackets, trim pants, and chic swingy coats. Sweet summer smocks were color blocked or embellished with crystal and metal beads at shoulders and on bodices, flowing in shades of khaki, dark grey, and bright blue. Ruffles rippled on breezy silk tanks and short skirts. A touch of utilitarian glam came from the bracelet bag, an elastic-banded and jeweled zipper case worn on the upper arm.
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?"