With summer jobs for teens scarce and their parents reeling from the weakened economy, the apparel industry is bracing for what could be a bumpy back-to-school season.
Industry executives fear that declining summer income for teens, coupled with tepid consumer spending because of high gas and food prices, tight credit and the housing slump, will translate into a drop in spending for b-t-s, which is the most important selling season after Christmas.
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)
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