• VARVATOS RENOVATES: John Varvatos has closed its SoHo store in Manhattan for two weeks of renovations that will result in a lower level dedicated to tailored clothing. In addition, a shop-in-shop inspired by the designer’s 315 Bowery store (located at the former CBGB site),has opened at Holt Renfrew in Montreal. Another is set to open at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street in several weeks. It will carry Star USA product only as John Varvatos is creating a new permanent space for its signature collection on Bloomingdale’s designer floor.
• CLASSROOM MENTOR: Paul Olszewski, award-winning director of windows at Macy’s, will be an adjunct professor in the visual merchandising department of LIM — The College for the Business of Fashion, in New York. He will continue at Macy’s, as well. Olszewski’s work, which includes the 2008 Macy’s Herald Square windows, themed “Believe,” has been widely featured on TV and in print. He has won industry awards for his visual merchandising and holiday store windows. Before joining Macy’s, Olszewski was with Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
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)