BEIJING — Jewel artisan Cindy Chao has marked a major milestone for her brand by opening her first stand-alone gallery and boutique in an exclusive shopping arcade here.
The moment caps off an exciting month for the young designer, coming within weeks of her 2009 Royal Butterfly — a 2,328-gem creation featuring sapphires, rubies and diamonds weighing 77 carats — being inducted into the Smithsonian’s Hall of Gems, making her the first Taiwanese designer featured there.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"