Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace Outdoor Retailer Winter Market wrapped up January 25, 2013 with a strong turn-out of winter sports enthusiasts as well as fashion industry leaders looking for the next styles in seasonal jackets, snow pants, yoga apparel, and technical backpacks. While it’s by far the most conservative show […]
Outdoor Retailer’s Winter Market Showcases Crossover Snowboarding, Bright-Colored Outerwear, Rise in Yoga Apparel, and New Styles in Boots
Project OR’s Winning Upscale Cycle Design Among Growing Trends in Urban Riding Fashion
Upscale urban cycling, fixie, and cruiser sportswear continues to gain traction as a growing movement among those choosing bikes for transportation and thus creating the need for savvy cycle-wear. The movement has been growing in various niche industries, especially in boutique bike stores, but when Levi Strauss launched their NanoSphere Commuter collection structured and made […]
VF Corp, Owners of Vans, The North Face, Wrangler, Just Added Timberland to Roster in a $2 Billion Deal
Crossover between outdoor and action sports just got tighter as VF acquires Timberland and Smartwool.
Extreme Americana -Haute Military, Eclectic Camo, Great Outdoors-Inspirations, and Japanese Re-Interpretations Outline a Growing New Subculture
One of several specific trends emerging from the fashion trade shows last week include a new, more extreme take on Americana fashion providing a unique angle within heritage.
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Proves Crossover Potential with Action Sports, Technical and Heritage Fashion Trends, Footwear, Accessories
All eyes were on the OR Winter Trade Show as the outdoor industry continues to evolve, bringing with it some new crossover categories, exhibitors, designers, and ideas.
VF Corp’s 3rd Quarter Results Indicate Growth for The North Face and Vans
International revenue, particularly in Asia, and direct-to-consumer are where things are doing well for the conglomerate and illustrates where market potential lies.