LOS ANGELES — Once a small cult brand with a passionate Japanese following, Crooks & Castles has joined a select group of street and skate brands that are shunning mass market channels in favor of building their own branded retail existence.
In Los Angeles, the epicenter of this direct retail trend is the Fairfax District near the intersection of Melrose and Fairfax avenues, once home to several European designer boutiques that have since moved to tonier locales.
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)