No matter how murky the economic waters, swimwear vendors are confident that great suits will compel shoppers to open their wallets.
Although the current spate of economic ills is certainly weighing upon the group of nearly 60 vendors attending WWDMAGIC, they’ve weathered trying times before. In recent years, they’ve been tested by corporate fallout in their niche industry — Warnaco’s downsizing of its multibrand swim division to Calvin Klein and Speedo is one vivid example — and widespread consolidation in the retail sector, the biggest jolt being the Federated-May merger.
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)