TOKYO — Japan’s fashion-conscious consumers appear to be back in spending mode.
Encouraging sales figures from the world’s biggest luxury goods players signal that the underlying demand for luxury goods in Japan is definitely picking up after years of economic gloom and 2011’s natural disasters — although a weak yen greatly diminishes the real impact of those stronger sales on international companies’ balance sheets, and some are raising prices to offset the currency effect.
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)