LAS VEGAS — It’s not rocket science — the secret to success is to offer fresh, differentiated product at a reasonable price.
With a strengthening economy as the backdrop, retailers hit the trade shows here this week to check out thousands of brands they hoped would fit that bill. Among the most saleable trends were updated prints including plaids, double-faced fabrics and mixed media, quilting, distressed finishes and “fast-fashion accessories” including patterned socks, pocket squares and “statement bags,” according to The Doneger Group’s merchants at the group’s annual opening-day trend presentation.
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?"