LOS ANGELES — It’s about the new. Retailers heading to the trade shows in Las Vegas next week don’t foresee men’s wear sales backtracking this year and are casting their nets ever wider to ferret out new resources to take advantage of the male consumer’s interest in polished looks, as well as increased demand for activewear and accessories.
Last year, U.S. women’s apparel sales stalled, eking out a barely detectable 0.4 percent gain to almost $111.6 billion, according to The NPD Group Inc., while U.S. men’s apparel, still a much smaller slice of the overall market, picked up steam with a 5.3 percent jump to reach nearly $59.5 billion in sales.
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)