From St. John to Coach to Jones Apparel Group, many design houses prefer to avoid the high cost and frenzy associated with producing a runway presentation during Fashion Week.
Who needs all the madness? A variety of firms, ranging from Jones Apparel Group to Liz Claiborne to Coach, Cole Haan, Guess and St. John perennially decide to skip New York’s show week — perhaps because they’re getting along just fine without it. After all, few can argue with the financial track records at Jones, Claiborne or Coach, which are among the fastest-growing companies in the apparel and accessories industries.
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)