The first of the winter music tours heads out with a head-banger as fans flock to the “it” place, the refurbished Palladium in Los Angeles. Plus latest on new band merch styles.
Brand Profile: Hot Topic -Tracking Youth Culture Consumer Data, Changes in Trends, and the Retailer’s Formula for Success
Hot Topic has always been a hot topic when it comes to analysts trying to understand this retailer’s appeal to youth culture. Label Networks delivers the inside data, analysis, and trends from a consumer perspective that quantify what makes things work and why.
Action Sports Retailer Trade Show Kicks Off with Runway Fashion Featuring Top Styles from Skate, Surf, Snow, MotoX Industries – Part One
ASR launched Thursday, January 24th with all of the excitement that comes with walking the trade show halls of fashion from the giants of surfing, skateboarding, motocross, and action sports lifestyle. Of course the Volcom area had it usual themes this year including neon green and pink, and Electric Vision next door which was just bought out by Volcom celebrated with a Let It Snow theme and confetti snow everywhere. But interestingly the motocross area continues to expand and provide new energy -all surrounded by Famous Stars & Straps. Check out next week’s stories for more from the show floor.
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.
Coachella Music Arts Festival Mixes Pioneering Performers from Prince to Portishead with Burgeoning Artists Like Metric, Data Rock, and Hot Chip, Resulting in a Ripple-Effect that Will Impact Music Culture
As the first festival of the summer circuit, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival produced by Goldenvoice, which took place last weekend April 25-27, is where you’ll see a good chunk of the bands that will be doing the festival circuit this summer. It’s also the place where new up-and-coming bands, particularly in the indie rock genre, electronica, rave, and synth are showcasing for the first time in front of larger audiences, particularly internationally as a lot of these bands will hit up the European festival circuit later in the summer.
Dragon Goes Private, Bucking Trends of Building-up to Get Acquired; Label Networks Looks at Youth Market Consumer Preferences for the Brand, Plus Data on the Size of Market, Spending Patterns, and Opportunities in Optical Lifestyle Accessories
Going niche may have been a strategically good move, however the real story lies within how the market has changed in terms of price points of sunglasses within youth culture, and the new size of market and opportunities presented by the growing importance of youth lifestyle accessories in general.
MAGIC Fashion Trade Show Launches S.L.A.T.E. Show Inside South Hall for Juried Progressive Street, Skate, Surf Lifestyle Brands
Sub-shows within big trade shows are becoming attractive ways to deal with the niche directions of fashion, particularly when it comes to streetwear, urbanwear, denim, and progressive street/contemporary.