Shark attacks have been on the rise globally, and today, Sunday, July 19, 2015, another potentially gruesome situation took place against world pro surfer Mick Fanning. During the J-Bay Open, Stop No. 6 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the event was called off following a dramatic incident that […]
Shark Attack Against Pro Surfer Mick Fanning Shuts-Down Jeffrey’s Bay Open Event in South Africa
Fast Fashion’s Uniqlo Targets Youth Culture: Choose Dakota Fanning and Tom Odell for Spring Collection
The Japanese-based fast-fashion giant Uniqlo has tapped Dakota Fanning and British singer-songwriter Tom Odell for their Spring Collection. As we noted last week, the retailer continues to pave its way into the hearts of the U.S. and UK youth culture markets, especially with their “lifewear” clothing, unique apps, and online campaigns that make the brand […]
Kelly Slater Wins 7th Billabong Pipe Masters, Fanning Gets ASP World Title, Florence Wins Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Plus What to Expect for Pro Surfing 2014
Last weekend December 14, 2013, pro surfing came to a dramatic season ending at Banzai Pipeline on Oahu’s north shore with Kelly Slater, 41, winning his 7th Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons in massive 15-foot waves. Slater defeated John John Florence (HAW), 21, in a hard-fought, 35-minute Final that ended with less […]
Sundance Film Festival Wrap-Up: Films that Will Impact Youth Culture Most, from Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning’s”The Runaways” to Street Artist Banksy’s”Exit Through the Gift Shop”
Often it’s NOT the winners of the world’s most popular indie film festival that set new trends in motion, but rather, ones that relate to youth culture via music, art, love, social networks, and the environment. Fresh from Park City.
Billabong Pipeline Masters Wraps-up Pro Surf Season ’09 with Aussie Taj Burrow Winning $90,000; Aussie Stephanie Gilmore Winning Billabong Pro Maui for $25,000
Surfing wraps up its season amidst huge swells on the North Shore of Oahu and Maui providing loads of action for competitors, sponsors, and fans.
The Association of Surfing Professionals’ Board of Directors Meeting Reveals New Changes in Professional Surfing, Including Increases in Prize Money -Yet Still Discrepancy for Women
When the ASP speaks, more than just pro surfers listen. Sponsors, advertisers, entertainment companies, even the IOC are interested in what the leading governing body has to say about the future of the sport.
The Fascination with Neon and Why This Trend Just Doesn’t Stop. Ever.
No matter what some designers may be saying, when it comes to youth culture, this trend is SO not over. Fresh street report on neon, color trends in T-shirt graphics, pants, accessories, hair, footwear–on guys and girls.