Story and photos by Tom Wallace and Kathleen Gasperini There’s no question that Liberty Fairs, now in its 4th show, reminds those of us in the fashion industry of the early days of Project. The show, which was launched by Sam Ben-Avraham, the original founder of Project, has made his latest incarnation of a trade […]
Liberty Fairs Brings Intelligent Style, Leading-edge Denim, and Reconstructed Streetwear to the Forefront
MAGIC, S.L.A.T.E., Street, Workroom, Project, Pool, (capsule)—Label Networks’ Review of America’s Largest Fashion Trade Show Scene and Where Trends Are Headed
Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace The flurry of fashion trade shows in Las Vegas from February 12-15, 2012 bring with them a diverse angle of what’s taking shape in fashion from a wide spectrum of genres particularly in the United States. While we mostly concentrate on youth culture influences, including streetwear, […]
Project New York Brings Creativity, Commerce, Contemporary Fashion and the Art of Craftsmanship”To-Gether”
New initiatives including Made by Project featuring 11 artisanal brands making items on-site adds the nod to craftsmanship within the evolution of this show.
Vans Warped Tour Kick-off Reveals Summer Headliners, Paramore, 3OH!3, Devil Wears Prada, Plus Engaging Sponsorship Initiatives, Eco-Sustainability, and More
The most renowned music tour in the world for youth culture, founder Kevin Lyman with Steve Van Doren announced great plans for the Vans Warped Tour this summer.
The Black Ivy -Street Etiquette’s Latest Project Highlights Cultured Male Prep Fashion with Unique Concept and Visuals
The integration of style, character, education and art with a tribute to the first black colleges in America.
Trade Show Review: Agenda’s 12th Streetwear Fashion Trade Show Highlights the Ongoing Crossover Appeal of Music, Action Sports, and Street Culture Apparel and Accessories
Still the place to pick up inspiration and quantify that streetwear is a strong subculture on the move.
New Sports Trends Impacting Youth Culture Lifestyles Indicate Changing Marketplace Especially for Skateboarding, Rise of Fixed Gear Cycling, Aggressive Inline, Other Sporting Cultures
Two weeks ago, we were quoted in USA Today in an article that the newspaper was working on regarding a story that noted Tony Hawk was the highest recognized athlete among young people. This, to them, marked a serious change in sports. At Label Networks, we have been tracking so-called youth sports or action sports since our inception and even before that, personally, as the former senior editor of Snowboarder Magazine. In the article, I was quoted for saying that it’s “not uncommon” that action sports heroes would rank higher within certain demographics than football, basketball, and baseball players.