John Foster and Reid & Taylor have snagged Saks Fifth Avenue’s inaugural Fabric No. 1 awards. The prize is designed to choose the season’s finest made-to-measure fabrics for suits and sport coats.
Saks opened the competition to all men’s wear fabric mills, and 14 brands — from England, Scotland and Italy — contributed their top three fall swatches. The samples were examined and voted on by a panel of five men’s wear experts from the store, led by Tom Ott, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s.
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?"