In the face of the recession, comparative price shopping, updating tried-and-true pieces, banking paychecks, curbing spending and even making good use of every drop of home-brewed coffee are some of the stopgaps the fashion crowd is embracing.
In fact, when asked about how their personal spending habits have been curbed or changed in recent months, showgoers in Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week were candid about what, for most, amounts to a newfound frugality. Even Nicky Hilton, whose shopping splurges are often pictured by the tabloids, said she is trying not to swipe her credit cards quite as much. Before Pamella Roland’s show last week, the heiress said, “I’m being smarter about my spending. I’m not going into stores and buying anything. I am buying more pieces instead of just a bunch of clothes.”
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)