CANNES, France — Beauty’s travel-retail business — worth $14 billion globally — is going from strength to strength, thanks largely to passengers from emerging markets.
That was the buzz during the Tax Free World Association annual meeting at the Palais des Festivals here, which ran from Oct. 21 to 26 and was among the most optimistic in recent years. It was also the busiest, with visitor numbers rising 4 percent versus the 2011 session to 6,074, and the amount of companies represented gaining 5 percent to 2,877.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)