Despite last week’s financial scares and consumers’ ongoing concerns about the economy, attendees at two New York trade shows were surprisingly upbeat about business.
Exhibitors at Nouveau Collective at The New Yorker hotel and Designers at the Jumeirah Essex House said stores that were seeing increases seemed to be motoring ahead. Jeffrey Moss, sales director for Kevan Hall, an Essex House resource, said, “Yes, the Lehman Brothers debacle is bad for the whole economy, but everyone was working on a positive note. They were not holding back and were ordering as usual. They do have to have something to sell their customers no matter what. The customer we deal with is always looking and buying.”
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)