SAN DIEGO — With the economic outlook not quite as sunny as the San Diego weather, the city's lifestyle trade shows are zeroing in on strategies for success despite brand exoduses and buyers' reluctance to shell out for costly road trips.
"Obviously, this is a challenging time," acknowledged ASR president Andy Tompkins, "but we haven't seen anything that indicates that the attendance won't be as strong as last year or even a little up."
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)