With financial markets reeling, gold and diamond prices soaring and currency markets riding a dizzying seesaw, it would seem the time has come to turn bearish on luxury.
But executives at most Swiss timepiece firms shrug off any omens of gloom. On the contrary, they say the industry is healthier than ever and that emerging markets like China and Russia should outstrip the effects of any drop in demand in the U.S. and Europe.
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)