PARIS — Treading cautiously following a mixed year in sales, price proved the make-or-break factor for buyers attending the recent Capsule and Tranoï men’s fairs in Paris, though it didn’t stop creativity and a positive outlook from triumphing.
Buyers attending the show in a new, larger venue located at the Cité de la Mode, kept their budgets mostly stable and praised the array of summery colors and creative prints on offer. Following the modern tailoring trend, classic silhouettes carried subtle fashion details and whimsical twists.
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?"