The New York edition of Sneaker Con 2017, which took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Dec. 16 and 17, was the largest to date. According to Yu-Ming Wu, Sneaker Con's cofounder, the convention, which was full of mostly shoppers and sneaker resellers, drew 19,000 people over the weekend — and tickets were $25 a piece. Here, some of the attendees detailed what they were looking for, their favorite releases of 2017 and how they purchase their sneakers.Erik ParkWWD: What brings you here?E.P.: Just networking.WWD: What do you do?E.P.: I work in the sneaker industry.WWD: What's been your favorite release of 2017?E.P.: The Sean Weatherspoon Nike Air Maxes I'm wearing.WWD: How did you get them?E.P.: I bought them from Rif Los Angeles. Shout out to Rif. We did a show with them maybe two weeks ago and they were selling at pretty good prices.Zion Alegore and Jamel Thorton ThortonWWD: What are you looking for?J.T.: I’m just here for the experience because I've never been here before. It seems exciting and I like what I'm seeing.WWD: What's been your favorite purchase for 2017?J.T.: These blue Jordan 5s. I went to this Kicks USA store, they didn't have them and they didn't have them in Queens, so I had to go all the way to the Bronx to get these. AlegoreWWD: What brings you here?Z.A.: I'm selling these Space Jam 11s.WWD: How much do you want to sell them for?Z.A.: $200.WWD: What’s been your favorite purchase of 2017?Z.A.: The red Jordan 13s.Jessica ParkWWD: What brings you here?J.P.: I wanted to get the Aleali May 1s or the Sean Weatherspoon Nike Air Maxes.WWD: Have you seen them?J.P.: Well, it's hard because I'm a size 6.5.WWD: What's your favorite purchase of 2017?J.P.: I honestly love the gray Powerphases from the Yeezy line. They are the most comfortable.WWD: How did you get them?J.P.: On the Adidas Confirmed app. It was really easy.Shabazz McNeilWWD: What are you looking for?S.M.: The Travis Scott Air Force 1s.WWD: What was your favorite purchase of 2017?S.M.: These right here. The Balenciaga Triple S sneakers.WWD: How did you get them?S.M.: I got them on Grailed.Chadford JungWWD: Why are you here?C.J.: Selling and buying anything I can flip online. I sold three or four pairs of Yeezys for $360 each.WWD: What’s been your favorite release/purchase this year?C.J.: The Off-White 1s on my feet.WWD: How did you get them?C.J.: I signed my mom on to the 21 Mercer raffle and she won.WWD: What are some of your favorite brands?C.J.: I think Nike is on top. Nike will always be on top for me. Supreme is over BAPE.Yvonne GarciaWWD: What brings you here?Y.G.: I'm looking for the Air Max 97 Undefeated.WWD: How much are you willing to pay?Y.G.: Maybe $300.WWD: What's been your favorite release this year?Y.G.: The Off-Whites.WWD: Do you get most of your shoes retail?Y.G.: Yes. Either on the SNKRS app or going to the stores.WWD: How long have you been into sneakers?Y.G.: Maybe like 10 years.WWD: What are your favorite brands?Y.G.: I'm a Nike head.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion