DALLAS — Texture and novelty were key selling points at Fashion Industry Gallery’s three-day market, which ended May 31, where buyers were in an upbeat mood as they wrote orders for wide-ranging seasons at the transitional show, from immediate goods through holiday styles shipping in October.
Fabrics embellished with flocking, grommets, metallic shimmer, perforations, sequins, embossed textures and tie-dye treatments were popular. Bestsellers included shirt jackets, banded tops, tops and jeans in leather mixed with stretch fabrics, and high-low hemlines on tunics, dresses and oversize cardigans. Colorful snakeskin handbags also did well, along with scarves, spiky necklaces and bold crystal jewelry.
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)