The pre-fall collections of both Gucci and Preen took a look back in time. At the former, Frida Giannini was inspired by retro jet-setters, an idea that translated into opulent furs and easy silk dresses tied with leather belts. Preen’s Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, meanwhile, referenced the clean silhouettes of acclaimed sportswear designer Bonnie Cashin for their drop-waisted wool shift dresses, airy smock frocks and a supercozy fur cocoon coat.
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?"