As the luxury sector copes with single-digit growth, executives look back with fondness to the booming nineties —and ponder whether they will ever return.
The Nineties. They were the go-go decade of double-digit sales and earnings, a time when fashion companies had to hire extra security to cope with the shopping mobs, and when some luxury groups were so eager for acquisitions they ignored price tags and played dirty tricks on competitors. To some, it appeared the growth would last forever.
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)