In the late eighties, developer Arturo Sneider tried hard to no avail to get national tenants to take a chance on the garment district in Los Angeles. They were worried about fitting their cookie-cutter prototypes into an urban environment with awkward retail spaces and a heavily Hispanic customer base that didn’t necessarily share the characteristics of their typical customer bases elsewhere.
“They wouldn’t even return my calls,” recalled Sneider. “At some point, when the census data started coming out, and we were smarter about packaging, I was getting a few calls from people who said, ‘Call that crazy Mexican at Primestor back because he’s been calling us for years.’”
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)