PARIS — Business and pleasure: Paris delivered both in equal measure, according to buyers, who praised the recent round of men’s shows here for combining high-level creativity with greater practicality — like the fact that recent spring seasons have been plagued by heavy rains in many regions.
“Paris is still the best place where creativity and commerce are linked together with a good balance. You can find established brands as well as young and small fashion projects,” said Carla Sozzani, founder and owner of 10 Corso Como, who said her open-to-buy was steady and skewed more toward new and upcoming brands.
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)