Metal fans flocked to San Bernardino, CA for the kick-off of America’s hardest rock tour of the summer, plus Metal Mulisha performances and commentator Full Metal Jackie.
T-shirt Graphics from the Dub, Lowrider, and After-Market Car Culture Scenes Attribute to the Most Core Urban Graphics in Apparel, Indicating a Source of Where Many Designs Come From and Why
This graphics round-up shows the power of the streets influencing design stretching from gang-influenced messages to downed ghetto birds and a strong “Straight Outta Compton” vibe. It doesn’t get more core than this.
Danny Kass’ Grenade Streetwear Collection Provides An Incendiary Crossover from Snowboarding with Explosive Motifs, Hexagons, and Silk-Lined Boxing Hoodies
Crossing over from Snow to Street isn’t easy, but it helps to have the brand owner win the U.S. Open of Snowboarding.
Trade Show News: Compass Gives Upscale Sneaker Footwear Brands a New Show; MAGIC to Launch ECOllection; Bread & Butter BarcelonaAttracting More Core American StreetFashion Brands
Given that sneaker culture and footwear in general is such a vital part of fashion particularly when it comes to street and contemporary fashion, it’s amazing to us that the old-school trade show, WSA, hasn’t gotten a facelift in years. Now, however, it’s got competition: Compass is the new directional trade show for high-end sneakers and top tier footwear created by BPMW, the founders of another very cool, intimate trade show in NYC called Capsule.
Sneaker Kingpins Nike and Adidas Go Head-to-Head Creating New Footwear Designs for the Olympics Sure to Impact Sneak-Freak Culture; Plus Latest IOC Moves to Attract”Teens” in Another Ill-fated (and Named) Campaign
Things are heating up for the Beijing Olympics next month, including the launch of some 53 different sneaker designs from the titans of footwear, plus an update on how the IOC missed the youth culture boat again.