Label Networks recaps the brand’s preference placement among 13-25-year-olds in our consumer data from North America over the last 5 years (one reason why subscriptions come in handy).
Quiksilver Continues to Get Hammered: 200 Laid-Off, Poorly Timed Commercial with Microsoft Debuts; Prized Jewel DC Shoes Rumored to be Sold to VFC%u2026and Here’s What Youth Markets Think
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.
Quiksilver Pulls-Out of ASR Winter Trade Show -What This Means for the Action Sports Industry
Retail and Brand Economic Round-up: Target’s Downturn and McQ Collaboration; Abercrombie & Fitch Loses Cred but Not in Europe; Quiksilver Closes Rossi Sale and Launches Street-inspired 2009/10 Outerwear; Volcom Remains the Hidden Gem
Youth culture retail and branding strategies continue to evolve through economic downturn. Here’s what’s up with some main players.
Good Charlotte Members with LA Artist Tal Cooperman Launch DCMA Collective Featuring Designs from Select Street Graffiti Artists, with Music-Inspired Sneaker Line
DCMA collective is a music and art-inspired streetwear brand launched by Good Charlotte members Joel and Benji Madden, along with their brother Josh, and LA-based artist Tal Cooperman. In an interview at Agenda Trade Show in San Diego with Tal, Label Networks TV was able to get the scoop on the new brand, collective, and now, retail space called DCMA located in the heart of Hollywood.
Agenda Fashion Trade Show Review
Siphoning off the cool-factor from ASR, Agenda captures the buzz of a new crossover culture that includes skate, music, art, street-inspired fashion brands making it a must-see show for anyone looking for what’s next.
Top Sneaker Brands Changing Landscape of the Sneaker-Freaker Scene for 2008 Indicate Excellent Opps for New Brands on the Edge; Challenges for Others
The footwear market, especially Sneaker Culture, is fickle, cultish, and fundamental -all aspects that breed new trends and subcultures constantly. While some brands may not have a sneaker line, the results here are still important to understand in terms of the general landscape of preferences, styles, and shopping patterns of this marketplace, particularly the explosion of footwear sales from online retailers. In addition, to many people within this age demographic, their footwear, particularly sneakers, can be their entire “outfit” because such emphasis is placed on their kicks -especially if they’re coveted LTD (limited edition) finds.
ASR Runway Fashion Show Part 2: Glimpses of Fashion from Skate, Snow, Surf Lifestyle Apparel Indicate Refreshing Sporty Styles in Skinny Denim, PeaCoats, 90s Belts Dresses
In Part 2 of the ASR Fashion Show story from the trade show last week, January 24-26 in San Diego, Label Networks delivers images of top brands in action sports and trends in lifestyle apparel relating to this industry.
Sports News: Singapore Gets Bid to Host 1st Youth Olympic Games; President of Quiksilver Bernard Mariette Resigns as Bob McKnight, CEO, Takes on Additional Role
In our on-going reportage of the Youth Olympic Games, the latest update is that Singaporehas won the bid to host the 1st Games in 2010, beating out Moscowin the final bid.
“This is a key moment for the Olympic Movement,” said Rogge to journalists present in Lausanne. “Singaporehas put together a very exciting project. Hosting the Youth Olympic Games for the first time is a great responsibility, and I have every confidence in the team in Singapore. I have no doubt that their professionalism and enthusiasm will be instrumental in the staging of successful Youth Olympic Games in 2010.”
Footwear Photo Report Part 1: Trends Resulting from How Youth Culture is Wearing Shoes Indicate Which Brands Work Best for New Styles on Fashionable Feet
It’s not just the brands preferred but how the target demographic wears various styles that have made this footwear photo report uniquely special and indicative of what brands work best in the future.