Year-old contemporary line Chloe & Reese last week launched a Web store to sell made-to-order clothing for women in creative industries who want classic, well-made clothes and can’t afford designer.
The line was started by Annmarie Scotto with no previous experience in fashion or outside funding, and is carried by about 40 retailers worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, Harrods and Saks Fifth Avenue. Retailers reordered items from the fall 2008 line and placed orders for the spring collection even after the economic drop in October, said Scotto.
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?"