Mark Maidment just landed his dream job. Now comes the hard part.
Last week, the U.K. native was elevated from creative director to chief executive officer of Ben Sherman, a brand he has been wearing since he was a young man. “Ben Sherman played a big role in my youth,” he said. “I became addicted to the brand. I really want it to succeed. And I’m really thankful to be in the driver’s seat. It’s a daunting task, but terribly exciting.”
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?"