CHICAGO — As many retailers seriously weigh the costs versus the benefits of traveling to market, organizers of Chicago's StyleMax, the Midwest's largest women's apparel trade show, are trying to give buyers even more reason to shop.
In February, StyleMax expects to boast a greater collection of contemporary accessories, including handbags, jewelry and footwear on the Merchandise Mart's 7th floor, and will be held in conjunction with the 8th floor men's show Chicago Collective, providing retailers who carry both men's and women's apparel the opportunity for one-stop shopping.
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)