How this fast-fashion retailer not only remains above the fray of an economic meltdown, but thrives beyond even their own expectations.
H&M Posts 14% Profit Increase and Outlook for Future Expansion
Big-Box Retailers’ Masstige Moves: H&M’s Highly Anticipated Collection from Comme des Garcons Drops in Harajuku; Target’s Designer Collaboration Program Announced with Alexander McQueen
Moving full-steam ahead with the masstige movement of high-low collaborations, H&M and Target figured out how to create the hype of “wanting” something vs. “needing” something in times of economic crisis.
The 5 Points of Retail that Are NOT Slowing Down in Youth Culture Markets and Why
Despite the state of retail hitting a serious low-point in the last 2 months, there are some aspects of the landscape that are going strong from a youth culture perspective, which illustrates where the potential lies in the future.
Collaboration Round-up: Married to the Mob X Nike; Lanvin X Acne Jeans; Dr. Dre X Monster Cable Headphones; Shoes-up Magazine X Lacoste; Baby the Stars Shine Bright Japanese Brand Pop-up in Colette Paris
Collaborations across cultures continue to create new niches and successful branding strategies while keeping must-have consumerism alive.
European Fashion Influences on America Have Resulted in Not Only New Top Brands and Trends, but also New Patterns in Spending and the Shopping Experience
Label Networks’ European Fashion Profile Report reveals just where fashion is headed and why, plus changing patterns in retail with forecasts on future impacts in America.
Mama Clothing is One of the Few Streetwear Labels for Women on the Market Today -Check-out What They Have to Say About their New Collection, Collabs with New Era, TooFly, Adidas, the State of the Women’s Streetwear Industry
Mama Clothing, founded and designed by Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, is one of the few women’s streetwear brands on the market today -even though ironically, there is a growing demand for this type of apparel. What makes Mama unique are many things, including how Gabriella goes about choosing her inspiration and researching her designs before releasing them.
Nine Rulaz Line, Created by Mighty Crown -Masters of International Soundclash and Word Competitions, Releases another Fresh Collection with Denim, Sneaker Collabs, T-shirt Graphics, Jackets
Nine Rulaz Line is an amazing apparel collection based out of Yokohama, Japan, that continues to find new passionate fans in America, the UK, Jamaica and other places where dedicated fans of music inspired design rule direction. Nine Rulaz is unique in that the owners, including DJ Master Simon, are from Mighty Crown Entertainment, an internationally known music group that are the word and soundclash Champs of Japan, having sold-out the 35,000 seats in the Tokyo Dome annually with their soundclash event. They’ve also won 6 champion titles in the UK and even Jamaica, where they were the first non-Jamaicans to win as word champs. Ironically, when placed in a street fashion setting like MAGIC, it’s often only people in the know that realize that Master Simon is in the house, and that the brand called Nine Rulaz, that’s creeping into American and UK youth culture street fashion scenes, is actually created by such heavyweight music afionados of soundclash.
Street Art Round-up 2008
Banksy Tears Through the South; Sao Paolo Graffiti Artists Commissioned For London’s Tate While Own Art Back Home Gets the Cover-up; Paris’ colette Revamped and Offers Collabs at NYC Gap with Andre; Swoon Disembarks Another Art Raft But This Time Down the Hudson
Incase -Where Lifestyle meets Technology and Apple Enters the World of Boutiques
Technology and industrial design never looked as good as it does with Incase, the Apple-centric accessory brand moving into boutiques near you. Label Networks catches up with Dre Hayes from The Foundation to get the scoop.