The bears have taken over Wall Street, shoppers and stores have a serious case of the blahs and technology and globalization are reshaping how goods are made, who’s buying them and how they’re marketed. Even the luxury sector, giddily invincible for years, is facing a newly frugal customer.
Fashion is famous for reinvention, but what does the industry need to do to weather the current downturn, which could be much more serious than previous slumps, and reposition itself for a rapidly changing world?
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)