The $4.5 billion swimwear industry is set to kick off the cruise 2011 and spring 2012 seasons with a slew of new lines and collections at major swim shows in Miami, as well as at venues in New York and Las Vegas.
The tough economy didn’t seem to hamper U.S. sales of women’s swimwear, which increased 5.3 percent to $2.58 billion from May 2010 through April 2011, according to consumer research firm The NPD Group Inc. Specialty stores garnered the heftiest gain, 12.2 percent, followed by an 8.7 percent spike at mass merchants, while off-price and factory outlets scored a 4.9 percent gain. Sales at national chains and department stores grew 3.8 and 3.6 percent, respectively.
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)