LOS ANGELES — A slowing economy and looming competition from a new trade show took a toll on last week’s Los Angeles International Textile show.
The expo, held here at the California Market Center from April 14 to 16, attracted about 225 exhibitors, compared with past years’ rosters that numbered between 230 and 240 companies. The show’s organizers declined to disclose the number of attendees.
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?"