LOS ANGELES — Price was king at the trade shows that ended here on Tuesday, with the troubled economy the dominant force in decision making.
Retailers at D&A, Brighte Companies and the showrooms in the California Market Center, New Mart and Cooper Design Space cited familiar strategies of scaling back inventory and costs and delaying orders until attending other regional markets and weighing their options.
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)