The fashion industry has suddenly gone on a serious diet.
Plunging stock markets, a recession and a complete conk-out of the consumer spending engine that fueled the growth in the U.S. economy for more than a decade have fashion retailers and manufacturers taking a hard look at their organizations and cutting back wherever they can. With few signs of economic hope until at least late 2009, if not 2010, firms are moving to batten down the hatches and prepare for the worst.
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)