Escalating leather prices might not hinder brands and designers from continuing to use the best raw materials they can get — but it’s certainly helped them become more creative in their design processes.
Brands like Furla and Dooney & Bourke, which have built entire businesses based on leather handbags, and smaller newcomers to the category, like Rebecca Minkoff, BE&D and Hayden-Harnett, are expanding the breadth of their offerings in the category, despite soaring leather prices.
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)