If necessity really is the mother of invention, seven young designers are proving the maxim with laserlike focus, cost-cutting initiatives and alternative lines for added income.
Rather than bemoan the economy, these up-and-comers are rising to the challenge without losing sight of the fact that any quick fix could easily mar their brand image down the road once the clouds clear.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"