1983: David Chu launches Nautica with six pieces of men’s outerwear. 1984: Nautica hits $2.5 million in sales. • State-O-Maine purchases Nautica brand for $500,000. 1991: Brand expands into men’s sleepwear and loungewear.
1993: State-O-Maine is renamed Nautica Enterprises.
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?"