Latest trends from Japan reveal what’s going to be predominate this Summer.
Japan Round-Up: Tokyo Girls Collection 2011 Attracts 25,000, Partners with Google for Live Stream; X Japan’s Yoshiki Brings Marilyn Manson to Walk Runway for Yoshikimonos Collection
Re-Scene Scensters: Thrifted Street Styles Particularly Retro-Americana Are Redefining Old Eras into New, Changing the Landscape of Retail with the Continued Rise of Thrift
Tapping the old to create something new is at an all-time high for 2010 resulting in the rise of vintage/thrift stores across the board. A round-up of busy Paris vintage stores, backstreet hotspots in Harajuku, East London’s Brick Lane, plus data changes in retail preferences.
Manga and Anime Influences in Youth Culture Fashion
Influences from Manga, Anime, and Video Gaming continue to influence trends in youth culture fashion, creating a new demand for virtual designers and expanding concepts of retail opportunities.
Big-Box Retailers’ Masstige Moves: H&M’s Highly Anticipated Collection from Comme des Garcons Drops in Harajuku; Target’s Designer Collaboration Program Announced with Alexander McQueen
Moving full-steam ahead with the masstige movement of high-low collaborations, H&M and Target figured out how to create the hype of “wanting” something vs. “needing” something in times of economic crisis.
Collaboration Round-up: Married to the Mob X Nike; Lanvin X Acne Jeans; Dr. Dre X Monster Cable Headphones; Shoes-up Magazine X Lacoste; Baby the Stars Shine Bright Japanese Brand Pop-up in Colette Paris
Collaborations across cultures continue to create new niches and successful branding strategies while keeping must-have consumerism alive.
Harajuku Lovers Fragrances Gets Props for Fatal Attraction to Cuteness
Designers & Agents in Los Angeles Fashion District Attracts Top Denim Labels Contemporary Designers with Crowd that Indicates West Coast is Leading Trends in Many Aspects of Cutting-edge Fashion
Designers & Agents is a show that takes place in what’s called Fashion Corner in downtown Los Angeles between 9th Street and South Los Angeles St. at the intersection of several buildings including the New Mart, Cooper Building, Lady Liberty, and California Mart–all filled with designer showrooms and contemporary brands ranging from top denim labels, to eco-friendly fashion, footwear, and accessories. Each season, Designers & Agents show takes over the 8th floor of the Cooper Building with a clean and inspiring presentation of select brands from nearby showrooms that come to showcase their collections that has over the years, attracted buyers from around the world.
Tokyo’s Top Retailers, Harajuku La Foret Shibuya 109 Get Overhauled with New Online Avatar Features, Additional Boutique-Label Networks’ Japan Data Reveals Favorite Retail among Youth Culture Where Changes Could Capture Marketshare
The prime locations for seeing the top designs of Harajuku Girl street fashion are obviously in Harajuku, an area of Tokyo between Shinjuku and Shibuya, and can be seen the minute you step out onto the train platform at Harajuku Station on your way to Takeshitadori -a narrow street packed with young people buying up various kinds of apparel, footwear, and accessories.
Japan’s Retail Warrior Uniqlo Steps-up Its Digital Shopping Integration on Its Way to Becoming”The New Gap but Different” -Label Networks Profile Data on the Store/Retailer Quantifies How Success Came to Be
It’s not unusual that the highly popular store and brand Uniqlo, originally out of Japan and now quickly taking over key cities as most-liked shopping destination among 13-30-year-olds in North America, would work fast in creating a digital lifestyle and shopping experience for the brand overall.