NEW YORK — Anti-sweatshop activists were busy spreading some sarcastic holiday jeer Tuesday.
With "Jingle Bell Rock" blaring as background music, 200 protesters rallied outside Brylane’s Seventh Avenue offices to shout about alleged sweatshop abuses in factories that make merchandise for the catalog. Organized by UNITE, the event unveiled the Brylane Sweatshop Holiday Catalog 2002, a spoof on the company’s real catalog, and a fashion show featuring former Brylane factory workers wearing the clothes they helped make. Poor working conditions, abusive treatment by factory management and pay that was below minimum wage were some of their charges.
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)