Compared with dazzling new boutiques opened recently by designers such as Alexander McQueen and Phillip Lim in Los Angeles, Smockshop is a study in austerity.
There’s no fan to flush out the summer heat in the 800-square-foot shop at 936 Mei Ling Way, facing a local favorite dive bar in a Chinatown alley. Interior design is loosely interpreted as one sewing machine, colorful spools of thread, pincushions, a large mirror leaning against a wall and about 70 smocks on display.
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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?"