Los Angeles isn’t a city known as the birthplace of luxury men’s suit brands, but Derek Mattison believes that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. “There is this idea that everyone here wears flip-flops and boardshorts,” said Mattison, a Detroit native who moved to Los Angeles eight years ago. “That is not the L.A. I see.”
With the unabashed confidence of a tech entrepreneur — Mattison founded Internet marketing company ESN Interactive — he has launched a namesake brand to dress men that share his sartorial tastes for suits with classic quality, but not classic fits. To house that brand, Mattison has opened a 1,000-square-foot store on Melrose Place, the leafy thoroughfare where Marni, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier and Temperley are among Mattison’s retail neighbors.
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)