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
Agenda Kicks-off Fashion Trade Show Season with Streetwear and Action Sports Brands, Bringing a Fresh Vibe for What to Expect for 2013
From just 30 independent brands in 2003 to more than 550 streetwear, action sports, and lifestyle brands in 2013, the Agenda trade show January 4-5, 2013 in Long Beach, CA provided a broad range of what to expect in this growing subculture of fashion. The growth of this show in the past 10 years also […]
Denim: The Size of Market, Which Youth Demographics Are Buying Most, Best Price Points, and Greatest Potential
The recession has taken its toll on many fashion industries, particularly premium denim, however based on in-depth cross-tabs of our youth culture data, certain new markets reveal far more resiliency and growing at targeted price points.
Denim Directions: Taking On America’s Lead
Trends in denim are coming from the bottom-up, not the Premium category any longer. Who are the leaders? It’s back in America’s hands. Fresh street report.
MAGIC’s S.L.A.T.E. Fashion Trade Show Provides Fresh Platform for Progressive Street Lifestyle Brands
Shows within THE SHOW was the theme of MAGIC International Fashion Trade Show this year, with one of the highlights being a new home for progressive street and lifestyle fashion brands called S.L.A.T.E.
Red Wing Continues to Push It’s Revival as a Must-Have Look for Premium Street Fashion by Introducing a Collab with Neighborhood in Japan; Label Networks Uncovers the Growing Importance of the Utilitarian Fashion Movement
Red Wing boots with their traditional red leather and white soles continues its resurgence as a must-have fashion footwear item, particularly among leading-edge fashion players in Japan who tend to seek authentic Americana in choosing their styles.
Youth Culture Fashion Redefines Itself with Adaptations to Street, Urban, Urban Superior, and Contemporary, Providing New Dangers to Brands Getting Profiled
Revealing discoveries from fresh research quantifies which former top brands are now tumbling and why, who’s the new kid on the block, and how economic shifts are influencing spending patterns, preferences, even fashion classifications.