February is the month of love and where else would so much amour take place than in Paris. New exhibitions and pop-up’s within pop-up stores are headlining news.
Paris Round-Up: Street Artist Andre’s”Love Graffiti” and Quiksilver Boards; Comme des Garcons’ Pop-up for 40th Anniversary; Surface to Air New Store and Pop-up Bless
Comme des Garcons’ SHIRT Collection for Fall-Winter 2010 Reveals Another Round of Plaid Mixed with Prep
Often used as inspiration among many streetwear designers, what happens at this show is a good indication of what to expect in this subculture come Fall.
Top On the”Don’t” List for Bad Fashion for 2010 Goes to Burton as They Unveil the Official USA Olympic Uniforms
Taking a prime opportunity to make the USA shine in a sport we created, Burton’s team uniforms take a major fashion step backwards.
H&M Posts 14% Profit Increase and Outlook for Future Expansion
How this fast-fashion retailer not only remains above the fray of an economic meltdown, but thrives beyond even their own expectations.
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.
H&M’s Path of Intercontinental Domination: European American Youth Markets Preferences for the Store/Brand Make H&M the Company to Watch
Taking a look back at 4 years of consumer data regarding H&M from Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and the United States, the “H&M Profile Report 2008” delivers insight into how this fast-fashion retailer captures the marketplace. Key resource for anyone hoping to move global yet maintain cred in niche markets.
Volcom Buys It’s Japanese Distributor, Plus How the Street Fashion Scene Differs in Japan vs. USA
Japan continues be a hotbed target for Volcom as they continue to move internationally, however as we’ve studied, the street fashion scene, especially in Tokyo, is far different than what you’ll find anywhere else.
H&M X Rei Kawakubo from Comme des Garcon-New Collection to be Released in November in Connection with Opening of H&M Store in Japan
On April 3, the fast-fashion retailer H&M announced it had officially chosen Rei Kawakubo from Comme des Garcons to create the next designer collection coming out November, 2008. H&M, which has become known for producing “masstige” collaborations by bringing top-end designers and celebs to create limited-edition collections (i.e. Stella McCartney, Isaac Mizrahi, Madonna) at lower price points for the “masses” said in the statement that they have always wanted to have Rei Kawakubo on board as a guest designer.