Chip Bergh’s mission to bring Levi Strauss & Co. back to its core bore fruit in the first quarter.
Profits more than doubled; margins improved; costs and debt fell, and all three of its geographic regions registered improved bottom-line results despite top-line erosion in Asia-Pacific and a flat quarter in the Americas. A 1.6 percent drop in quarterly revenues was attributed principally to the company’s strategic decision last year to exit the Denizen business in Asia and license out boys’ wear in the Americas, moves that contributed to the bottom-line and margin improvement.
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)