The Fourth of July is barely over, but many designers are already positioning for time slots for their September runway shows in New York.
There has been so much interest that show organizers are counting on the fall lineup to be even stronger compared with February in terms of the total number of presentations and shows. Although a few big names, such as Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Betsey Johnson, opted to show outside the Bryant Park tents, the winter turnout wound up being about the same as the September 2008 roster.
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?"