The New York edition of Sneaker Con 2017, which took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Dec. 16 and 17, was the largest to date. According to Yu-Ming Wu, Sneaker Con's cofounder, the convention, which was full of mostly shoppers and sneaker resellers, drew 19,000 people over the weekend — and tickets were $25 a piece. Here, some of the attendees detailed what they were looking for, their favorite releases of 2017 and how they purchase their sneakers.Erik Park[caption id="attachment_11078826" align="alignleft" width="645"] Erik Park[/caption]WWD: What brings you here?E.P.: Just networking.WWD: What do you do?E.P.: I work in the sneaker industry.WWD: What's been your favorite release of 2017?E.P.: The Sean Weatherspoon Nike Air Maxes I'm wearing.WWD: How did you get them?E.P.: I bought them from Rif Los Angeles. Shout out to Rif. We did a show with them maybe two weeks ago and they were selling at pretty good prices.Zion Alegore and Jamel Thorton [caption id="attachment_11078829" align="alignnone" width="663"] Zion Alegore and Jamel Thorton[/caption]ThortonWWD: What are you looking for?J.T.: I’m just here for the experience because I've never been here before. It seems exciting and I like what I'm seeing.WWD: What's been your favorite purchase for 2017?J.T.: These blue Jordan 5s. I went to this Kicks USA store, they didn't have them and they didn't have them in Queens, so I had to go all the way to the Bronx to get these. AlegoreWWD: What brings you here?Z.A.: I'm selling these Space Jam 11s.WWD: How much do you want to sell them for?Z.A.: $200.WWD: What’s been your favorite purchase of 2017?Z.A.: The red Jordan 13s.Jessica Park[caption id="attachment_11078827" align="alignnone" width="708"] Jessica Park[/caption]WWD: What brings you here?J.P.: I wanted to get the Aleali May 1s or the Sean Weatherspoon Nike Air Maxes.WWD: Have you seen them?J.P.: Well, it's hard because I'm a size 6.5.WWD: What's your favorite purchase of 2017?J.P.: I honestly love the gray Powerphases from the Yeezy line. They are the most comfortable.WWD: How did you get them?J.P.: On the Adidas Confirmed app. It was really easy.Shabazz McNeil[caption id="attachment_11078828" align="alignnone" width="677"] Shabazz McNeil[/caption]WWD: What are you looking for?S.M.: The Travis Scott Air Force 1s.WWD: What was your favorite purchase of 2017?S.M.: These right here. The Balenciaga Triple S sneakers.WWD: How did you get them?S.M.: I got them on Grailed.Chadford Jung[caption id="attachment_11078824" align="alignnone" width="643"] Chadford Jung[/caption]WWD: Why are you here?C.J.: Selling and buying anything I can flip online. I sold three or four pairs of Yeezys for $360 each.WWD: What’s been your favorite release/purchase this year?C.J.: The Off-White 1s on my feet.WWD: How did you get them?C.J.: I signed my mom on to the 21 Mercer raffle and she won.WWD: What are some of your favorite brands?C.J.: I think Nike is on top. Nike will always be on top for me. Supreme is over BAPE.Yvonne Garcia[caption id="attachment_11078822" align="alignnone" width="784"] Yvonne Garcia[/caption]WWD: What brings you here?Y.G.: I'm looking for the Air Max 97 Undefeated.WWD: How much are you willing to pay?Y.G.: Maybe $300.WWD: What's been your favorite release this year?Y.G.: The Off-Whites.WWD: Do you get most of your shoes retail?Y.G.: Yes. Either on the SNKRS app or going to the stores.WWD: How long have you been into sneakers?Y.G.: Maybe like 10 years.WWD: What are your favorite brands?Y.G.: I'm a Nike head.
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)
@denimdaysfestival, which initially launched in Amsterdam in 2014 and has since expanded to New York, is heading to Nashville for the very first time. The two-day festival, which will take place in November, will feature brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, a vintage market, live entertainment, and local food and drinks. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Later this month, the popular “Diana: Her Fashion Story” exhibit will be reopening. @historicroyalpalaces, the charity that manages @kensingtonroyal, has been working towards adding new, never-before-seen garments to the exhibit, including this dress created by Gianni Versace for a fund-raising dinner at the Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The exhibit will reopen on April 26 at Kensington Palace @wwdfashion
“Our family has always been engaged and interested in the world around us. [My brothers and I] were always encouraged to have our own opinion at a young age, which is not always something a child is asked — especially to have an opinion with reasoning behind it,” said @yarashahidi on becoming an activist. We caught up with the 18 year old last week, where she talked about her road to acting, how “Black-ish” led her to start conversations about identity and more. Head to WWD.com to read what she had to say #wwdeye (📷: @chelsealaurenla)