Rafaella’s first in-store displays weren’t even up yet in its top 25 Macy’s, Belk and Bon-Ton doors this month when Rafaella Apparel Group Inc. was focusing on how it could further grow its business and distribution.
Viewing the troubled economy as an opportunity to accelerate rather than cut back expansion, the Cerberus Capital Management-owned Rafaella is seeking strategic acquisitions. The search is on even as it launches a better-priced line called Ellavie for spring and works on the fall 2009 debut of the new Nicole Miller Chartreuse bridge sportswear line, for which it holds the license.
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)