As odd as it may seem, fast-fashion giant Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo from Japan continues to push digital and new media boundaries that have changed the concept of fashion marketing. From cool screensavers, to their “Lucky Counter” utilizing Twitter to achieve hype and discounted prices, to a clear favorite, the 88 Colors campaign that, like their […]
Uniqlo’s Grasp of New Media Re-Molds Concept of Fashion Marketing—Latest Invention, Smartphone Alarm App That Reflects the Weather
Comic Kingpin Stan Lee Launches Shock and Awesome Comikaze Expo
The world of comics continues to inspire youth culture and adult fans globally and with the plethora of superhero movies being re-produced over the past few years, the idea of growing a massive comic expo in Los Angeles makes complete sense. Who better to take things to the next level than the Godfather of comics […]
We Can He Heroes Campaign at WonderCon X DC Comics Another Good Example of Text-to-Give Campaign
WonderCon has descended on Anaheim, CA, at the Convention Center bringing with it tens of thousands of diehard comic fans and super-hero wannabes. Often considered the little brother of the bigger Comic-Con that sells out a year ahead of time, WonderCon has become a hot ticket in its own right as it enters its 26th […]
Japan Relief Efforts Sprouting Up Across Youth Culture Industrie-Here’s a Round-up of What’s Taking Shape
There many ways that people are springing into action to help relief efforts in Japan. Here’s the start of what will be an on-going round-up.
Anime Expo Barnstorms Los Angeles Attracting Thousands, Illustrating Strides of Influence from Anime, Manga on Youth Culture Entertainment, Fashion, and Lifestyles
As one of the fastest growing segments of entertainment among young people in the USA, anime and manga subcultures have hit the mainstream, sparking trends in fashion, reading, and imagination.
Turning Japanese: Kirsten Dunst X McG X Takashi Murakami Video Akihabara Majokko Princess Causes Major Stir in Japanese Youth Culture and Blogs
Playing the role of a majokko or magic girl dressed in Akihabara-esque sailor-maid caf%uFFFD outfit, Kirsten and the video itself typify Japanese street fashion and culture, but angers others.
Manga and Anime Influences in Youth Culture Fashion
Influences from Manga, Anime, and Video Gaming continue to influence trends in youth culture fashion, creating a new demand for virtual designers and expanding concepts of retail opportunities.
Back-to-School Gothic-Lolita-Not Just for Harajuku Girls Anymore
Back-to-school fashion meets with a heavy influence of Goth, Loli, Fairey Kei, J-Rock, Anime this year as J-Pop has officially invaded. (Alice in Wonderland Loli.) Street report on top brands, styles, accessories.
Success of Largest Anime Expo Illustrates Importance and Influence of Anime, Manga on Youth Culture in Entertainment, Fashion, Accessories, and Lifestyles
Character fashion crosses over into the real-world while fans of one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment take trends to the next level. Let’s just say there’s no recession here.