This graphics round-up shows the power of the streets influencing design stretching from gang-influenced messages to downed ghetto birds and a strong “Straight Outta Compton” vibe. It doesn’t get more core than this.
T-shirt Graphics from the Dub, Lowrider, and After-Market Car Culture Scenes Attribute to the Most Core Urban Graphics in Apparel, Indicating a Source of Where Many Designs Come From and Why
Street Art by UK Street Artist Banksy Gets”Framed” by Proud Bristol Fans; Paris Street Artist Andre Chosen as Decorator for Hotel Amour in Paris
Underground Trends About to Pop -Secrets By Core Fashionistas Revealed in our Quick Round-up from Trade Show Sightings
One of the best things about fashion trade shows are the gems of upcoming trends you can discover from the people who attend. Here are 5 you should know about.
Changing Times for MAGIC Fashion Trade Show, including S.L.A.T.E., Turning Focus on Quality, Business, and Price Points Instead of Hype
Fashion trade shows feel the recession, especially the big ones like MAGIC. But business is still being done when it comes to savvy streetwear brands and buyers.
Trade Show Review: Action Sports Retailer Provides Insight into Surf, Skate, Snow, MotoX Inspired Apparel Indicating Strong Retro Trends and Pacific Northwest Vibe
Detour Festival in the Streets of Los Angeles with Gogol Bordello, The Mars Volta, Hercules & Love Affair, Cut Copy, and DataRock Among Others Provide Glimpse of a Vibrant Future Downtown
Cultural revival is happening in downtown Los Angeles as it continues to establish itself as a leader of the music scene as indicated by the popularity of the Detour Music Festival.
Paris Graffiti Artist Andre Launches Street Fashion Collection
In a rare interview with Parisian graffiti artist, retailer, club owner, and now clothing designer, Andre, Label Networks sheds light on how this Renaissance man’s empire grew from the tougher side of Paris.
Jared Gold Runway Show Pop-up-Retail Concept at Union Station in Los Angeles Provided Instant Gratification for Hundreds of Fans Interested in this Avant Garde Street Fashion Designer
Jared Gold is well-known as an avant-garde designer for turning historical garments into ready-to-wear street fashion. At his highly anticipated show from his Black Chandelier label on March 14th held at the beautifully historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, he presented a collection of distilled Victorian garments with Louis the XIV style, models in massive wigs, colorful tights, all combined with a huge dose of fanfare as they strutted down a 190-foot long catwalk.
Grn Apple Tree Street Fashion Brand Keeps Music-Inspired Roots for Fall ’08 Collection, but Among New Leaders Moving to Clean Looks with Political, Punk Attitude in Wovens, V-Necks, T-shirts, and Denim
When we met up with Bonner from Grn Apple Tree at Agenda, we had a feeling that the brand had evolved into a cleaner direction and away from last season’s more nu rave inspired color palette. Their booth was by far one of the best on the show floor with clean lines, almost Japanese aesthetics, muted grey background, and a collection that hung on clothing racks made of tree limbs. In essence, it was a booth design they brought back which also happened to correspond with their new Fall ’08 collection including different color palettes in grey, red, black, white, and chocolate colors.
Nikita Street Fashion for Girls Crosses the American-European Divide with Fresh Collections Including an Exploding Denim Line, Outerwear, Bikinis, Hoodies, and Upper-end Street Contemporary
Unique silhouettes, patterns, colors, and of course, back story, make Nikita an anomaly of a brand that simply keeps getting better as demand increases.