MADRID — Battling a second recession in three years, Spanish designers sent out less flash and embellishment at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid because nobody can afford to make it — or buy it, they said.
Domestic spending from 2008 through 2012 dropped 12 percent, according to the National Statistics Institute, or INE, with a significant decline of 9.3 percent in the clothing and footwear sector. Even Inditex, parent of Zara and Massimo Dutti, felt the pinch, reporting first-quarter 2013 net revenues up just 1.4 percent.
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)