NEW YORK — Etienne Aigner, the storied accessories brand with a European heritage, is entering the ready-to-wear category for fall.
The brand, which was bought for North and South America in 2011 by an Australian/Hong Kong family, has been on the comeback trail after becoming overdistributed and losing its cachet in the marketplace under prior ownership. It relaunched handbags for spring 2013 and will relaunch footwear for fall.
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?"