Retail analysts have warned that one of the lasting effects of 2008’s fiscal upheaval will simply be consumers’ memory of it.
But designers and other industry executives have also taken last year’s lessons to heart, and plan to put them to good use in the year ahead. Whether out of necessity, a fighting spirit or an overcrowded marketplace, a few indicated they are inspired by the challenges this new year poses. Thakoon Panichgul simplified the task at hand with “Change is growth.”
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?"