NEW YORK — The number of visitors attending last week's round of international textile shows here grew despite fewer mills exhibiting and buyers facing mounting pressures to control costs.
Foot traffic was brisk at Première Vision Preview, which ran Wednesday and Thursday at the Metropolitan Pavilion and featured a lineup of 116 mills. Philippe Pasquet, chief executive officer of Première Vision, said he felt comfortable that the show had established itself as a vital part of designers' and buyers' development processes.
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?"