LOS ANGELES — The cold winter has had people dreaming of warm escapes, and swimwear specialist Parke & Ronen is ready to outfit them for their sun-seeking getaways.
The New York-based brand has seen sales on its Web site skyrocket 123 percent over last year and will launch an updated site on Saturday that enables international shipping to continue to satisfy demand for vacation wares. The same day, Parke & Ronen will reopen its 1,200-square-foot store at 8012 ½ Melrose here.
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?"