SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico — After a decade of yearly gatherings of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association here, the waves still crash, the sun still shines and tequila is still acceptable currency.
But as the surfing world’s most successful companies congregated last week to vet the issues facing the industry, one couldn’t help but notice the party animals were considerably tamer. Gone are the days when CEOs skipped the seminars for the surf or got ousted from panel discussions for reckless revelry.
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)