On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Dov Charney, the out-spoken founder and CEO of American Apparel, was ousted by his board of directors. The reason was because of the ongoing investigations of misconduct towards women. “This is not easy, but we felt the need to do what we did for the sake of the company,” Allan […]
American Apparel’s CEO and Founder Dov Charney Ousted by the Board for Misconduct—Fate of Beloved Teen Brand on Hold
The L.A. Fashion Industry Profile–Highs and Lows of a Leading-Edge Area
As an $18 billion apparel business, Los Angeles, CA, is increasingly seen as the fashion capital of trends in the United States. There is tremendous interest in streetwear, surf and beach lifestyles, and the L.A. Style. According to recent study sponsored by CIT and the California Fashion Associate called “The Los Angeles Area Fashion Industry […]
Action Sports Trade Shows’ Tit-for-Tat as Both ASR and Agenda Add-on or Team-up with a Skate Entity
It seems that everyone wants skateboarding in their trade shows as the battle begins for which show will dominate when it comes to action sports in 2010.
Trade Show Review: Action Sports Retailer Provides Insight into Surf, Skate, Snow, MotoX Inspired Apparel Indicating Strong Retro Trends and Pacific Northwest Vibe
Swiv Tackle Circus”Gallertique” Brings Together Fresh Concepts in Retail, Art, Community, Sound Creating a Modern-Day Moulin Rouge for Skaters, Surfers, Artists, Fans of the Lifestyle
Smack in the middle of an economic landscape that has torn retailers apart and sunk galleries into oblivion, up pops Swiv Tackle Circus in Oceanside, CA, a gritty little beach community on the northern edge of San Diego and an outpost for skaters, surfers, and artists. As original as its name, Swiv Tackle Circus has redefined what it means to be a retail store, gallery, and community gathering space. Known as a “gallertique” as in part boutique and part gallery, the 3,500 square-foot space owned by Shaney Jo Darden and Jeff Black, and managed with partners Desiree Dawn Kuhn and Kirsten Kuhn, gives new meaning and hope to the concept of having a business and artistic gathering space that pushes forward creativity and new ideas, rather than constricts life based on outside forces of bad economics. The concept is the epitome of DIY in that it’s so CYOO (create your own oasis).
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.