NEW YORK — With backing from a silent investor, tenniswear designer Bumi Sirotka is getting into the sportswear business, with her first signature collection set to be served up at retail this spring.
Her “sophisticated preppy” looks will be aimed at women between the ages of 24 and 40. Sirotka and business partner Elizabeth Saxon are busy searching for Midtown office space for the 60-piece line, which will debut in August and will ship for spring.
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?"