In a challenging economy, streetwear brands are forging back-office partnerships with an eye toward growth.
After several years of explosive growth, the streetwear business is entering a phase of natural selection. No longer can a few graphic T-shirts earn a pair of entrepreneurial kids designer credibility nor will a 100-square-foot shop establish a streetwear collector as a retail expert.
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)