In order for companies to lead tomorrow, their executives have to embrace aspiration and go where customers are leading them, John Demsey emphasized.
“Our future relies on building on the pioneering aspects of what was done yesterday, the realities of today and the aspirational hopes of tomorrow,” said Demsey, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., speaking at the WWD CEO Summit here. “Aspiration is the thing that keeps us going and opens up even greater potential for the future.”
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)