The second-quarter rubber is about to meet the road — and the evidence-to-date suggests the fashion industry will just be puttering along.
July comparable-store sales were better than expected last week, but offered only a narrow take on the industry and no window into how promotional retailers had to be to drive traffic. For every encouraging increase, there seemed to be a decline not far away. Gap Inc.’s resurgence with a 10 percent comp gain in July was countered by Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s profit warning and decision to pull back on its international expansion.
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)