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
Japan’s Most Popular Band, X Japan, Shuts Down Hollywood Bringing an Influx of Visual Kei Fans and Fashionistas
This unique style of music-infused fashion and lifestyle is infiltrating American youth culture, mixing Anime, rock opera, Goth-Loli, and diehard Yoshiki fan inspiration.
Hot Accessories from 2009 Illustrate Youth Culture’s Favorite Adornment-From Intriguingly Cool to Utilitarian to Funny
What we humans choose to accessorize with says a lot about individual creativity and trends, especially at a time when accessories have come to “represent” fashion, rescuing style when money is tight. Here’s our street report recap from %uFFFD09.
Success of Largest Anime Expo Illustrates Importance and Influence of Anime, Manga on Youth Culture in Entertainment, Fashion, Accessories, and Lifestyles
Character fashion crosses over into the real-world while fans of one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment take trends to the next level. Let’s just say there’s no recession here.
ScoLar from Japan Stays One Step Ahead of Street Trends in Many Ways Including the Introduction of Reversible Fashion Options
Staying ahead of street trends via fast design, manufacturing, and distribution is more important today than ever. ScoLar figured out how to do it.
Miyavi’s Japanese Visual Kei Kabuki Rock Catapults Growing Subculture of Japanese Music Fashion Mash-ups Influencing New Youth Markets Across North South America, France, the UK
Ever-alert to the taxonomy of the risible, those of us at Label Networks absolutely love it when we discover the climate change of a new trend. This is clearly the case in the wake of Miyavi, a self-described “visual kei rocker” that is changing up even this concept of original Japanese visual kei J-rock bands into, as Miyavi describes it, “my own sense of visual kei, which is influenced from Japan, kabuki, but many cultures into its own show, sound, fashion.”
Expansion Revamp of Young Men’s Retail Shibuya 109-2 for the Onii-Kei Guy Indicates Growing Market for Rocker Looks Importance of Street Fashion -Label Networks’ Japan Data Reveals Top Stores for Young Men
Often what takes place in major Japanese retailers is an indication of where things are changing and how U.S. retailers may need to react in the future. With the expansion and revamp now of the popular Shibuya-2 store for young men, two whole new floors have been revamped to offer up high-end street fashion styles for the growing marketplace of rock-inspired men’s styles.