LOS ANGELES — In an improving retail landscape, contemporary brands honed their focus on competitive pricing while offering trends such athleisure pieces, novelty dresses and sophisticated separates at the recent trade shows here.
Drawing buyers from Nordstrom, Fred Segal, Madison, Kitson, Satine, Shopbop, Piperlime and other retailers in search of new styles from fall and holiday collections, the three-day event that ended June 11 was buoyed by an optimism among vendors and buyers.
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)