H&M, the fast-fashion retailer out of Sweden, continues on its course to create more conscious, eco-friendly fashion. In their latest release, they will be introducing H&M Conscious Denim on October 2014. As we’ve seen in our Youth Culture Studies, sustainability is becoming a bigger issue among a new generation of consumers. H&M is also one […]
Zumiez Buys European Retailer Blue Tomato for 59.5 Million Euros
Blue Tomato, a well-known European action sports retailer based out of Austria, has been purchased by U.S. based Zumiez today, June 19, 2012 for 59.5 million Euros, with an agreement for an additional 22.1 million Euros contingent on future payments based on performance over the next 3 years. Part of a move to expand into […]
H&M’s Design Awards Selects Stine Riis Winner—Look at Upcoming Collection for the Fast-fashion Retailer
On the day that David Beckham’s briefs collection debuts in London’s flagship H&M and just a week after financial reports of H&M’s 15.3% drop in profits in Q4, H&M announced their winner in their new H&M Design Awards 2012 as Stine Riis, a 28-year-old grad student from London College of fashion. Like H&M’s ongoing designer […]
Euro Americana -How European Fashion Players (and Japanese) Do Americana Better than We Do
With Wrangler winning the Swedish Golden Egg award for best advertising, it’s time to take another look at how other countries cop Americana and make it their own.
Lady Blue Shanghai by David Lynch for Dior Among the Best of Indie Fashion Films
Fashion films have become the new indie of indie movies, but Lynch%uFFFDs 12-minute noire captures the essence of the filmmaker, and brand-as-poem. Starring Oscar winner Marion Cotillard.
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
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.
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GenArt’s “The New Garde” Show Kicks-off LA Fashion Week in Downtown Los Angeleswith Jesse Kamm, JMARY, le sang des bete-3 New Innovative LA Designers Featuring Dresses, Vests, Denim, Shirts, Unique Jackets
GenArt traditionally starts off the LA Fashion Week events by hosting their show on the first Friday kick-off, usually choosing a fresh location that sets the mood of what to expect during the next week. On Friday night March 7th for their 5th Anniversary of the “The New Garde” show, GenArt had again chosen a surprising location -The Hotel Park Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.