When was the last time you saw buyers at an industry event who were not complaining about prices? If you happened to be in Brazil, it was last month, at the country's two biannual fashion events showing summer 2009 collections.
As usual, the upscale São Paulo Fashion Week was characterized by pricier, fashion-forward designs from 52 houses, while more mainstream Fashion Rio offered 55 brands' commercial wear at accessible prices.
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?"