PARIS — Skins grown in a lab. For shoppers of luxury leather goods, such a concept could take some mental adjustment. But with fur a taboo subject and premium skins limited in supply, biofabricated alternatives to animal byproducts could soon be part of the scenery.
Deep science takes time. But over the past five years, pioneers of a new animal-free material world have emerged on the landscape. These include New York’s Modern Meadow, a bioleather specialist that counts luxury veteran Anna Bakst on its board, and Bolt Threads, the Emeryville, Calif.-based materials innovation start-up specializing in synthetic spider silk.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
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“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion