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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
Agenda Trade Show Offers Tighter, Smaller Show, But Delivers Top Brands Trends in Street Fashion and Action Sports Crossover
Agenda Fashion Trade Show finished up on Saturday January 26, with a successful vibe and energy from its expanded 3-day concept that had many in street fashion thinking that there is hope in this troubled retailer landscape. While the show was smaller this time around, which according to director Aaron Levant was also an intentional move to keep quality high, the show floor was continuously busy with orders being written despite the doomsday economy we’re all now facing. Here’s a quick overview of highlights, but stay tuned for in-depth interviews from Label Networks TV with brands including 10 Deep, ALife, The Museum Group, Aaron from Agenda, Livity, Altamont, Akomplice, Miss Wax, Nikita, Creative Recreation, Cardboard Robot, Hellz Bellz, DCMA Collective, GRN Apple Tree, Keep, Jeepney, Mishka, Beautiful Decay, Obey, In4mation, and WESC.
Grn Apple Tree Street Fashion Brand Keeps Music-Inspired Roots for Fall ’08 Collection, but Among New Leaders Moving to Clean Looks with Political, Punk Attitude in Wovens, V-Necks, T-shirts, and Denim
When we met up with Bonner from Grn Apple Tree at Agenda, we had a feeling that the brand had evolved into a cleaner direction and away from last season’s more nu rave inspired color palette. Their booth was by far one of the best on the show floor with clean lines, almost Japanese aesthetics, muted grey background, and a collection that hung on clothing racks made of tree limbs. In essence, it was a booth design they brought back which also happened to correspond with their new Fall ’08 collection including different color palettes in grey, red, black, white, and chocolate colors.
10 Deep’s Emeka Obi Talks with Label Networks TV about the Birth of the Legendary NYC Streetwear Label, the History of Streetwear, Where Things are Headed Next
10 Deep is a true legendary brand in streetwear, having been around for 12 years and pushing the scene before it was even coined as the subculture called “streetwear.” “We’ve been riding the wave of highs and lows since its existence,” says Emeka Obi, the Marketing and PR Director for 10 Deep in an exclusive interview with Label Networks TV at MAGIC Fashion Trade Show. “We come from a variety of different things and where things started, ranging from punk, skateboarding, hip-hop and where things fuse together into socially relevant forms. Our work is a part of these things -sometimes political, sometimes nonsensical -cues taken from global influences.”
Surfing’s Evolution as a Sport and Lifestyle Has Changed Again: Label Networks Examines Who Loves Surfing; Who Doesn’t (and Why); Plus Viewership Patterns, Size of Market, Top Surf Brands, New Opportunities
While the best big surf events tend to happen in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months, such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing series including the Reef Hawaiian Pro, O’Neill World Cup, Roxy Pro, Billabong Pipeline Masters, Billabong Women’s Pro and Quicksilver’s big-wave Eddie Aikau (all in Hawaii), and Maverick’s Big Wave Surf Competition in Half Moon Bay, surfing tends to be on the “consumer” radar more so in the summer obviously, when people head to the beach, regardless of often flat surf conditions.