Nautica has inked new licenses for its tailored clothing and dress shirt businesses, both of which were previously licensed to Smart Apparel U.S. Inc. under an agreement that expires on Dec. 31. The new Nautica tailored clothing license is with the Levy Group and expands on an existing tailored outerwear license with that company. The new dress shirt license is with LF USA.
Both licenses will begin with the spring 2013 season, with product available in department and specialty stores as well as on nautica.com. The clothing offering will include both classic and slim fits with a focus on soft-casual sport jackets and travel-friendly suits. Bruce Zeitlin will lead the Nautica tailored clothing and tailored outerwear business at the Levy Group.
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?"