Renting out designer clothing and accessories has become a booming industry in fashion, especially for those who know what’s-what in fashion but can’t afford to buy such items. The undiscovered additional marketplace, however is a new youth marketplace moving into their mid-20’s who shop differently–with an environmentally conscious buying pattern and who seek ways to […]
The L.A. Fashion Industry Profile–Highs and Lows of a Leading-Edge Area
As an $18 billion apparel business, Los Angeles, CA, is increasingly seen as the fashion capital of trends in the United States. There is tremendous interest in streetwear, surf and beach lifestyles, and the L.A. Style. According to recent study sponsored by CIT and the California Fashion Associate called “The Los Angeles Area Fashion Industry […]
Music-Inspired Fashion Trends from Street, MAGIC, Project Showcase Forward-Thinking Designs for Youth Culture 2012
From Tripp NYC to T.U.K. footwear and an English Beat themed fashion runway show, MAGIC, Project, and Street delivered inspired collections from this important subculture.
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
Global Fans Madly In Love with H&M Hearts Lanvin Masstige Collection
Fast-fashion retailer H&M rides yet another successful masstige collab, and the marketing build-up from viral videos to haute runway show to online auction for charity raised the bar for fashion collection launches.
ASR Runway Show Remains a Highlight of the Trade Show Featuring Latest Trends in Swimsuits and Beach Style for Summer 2011
Now a must-see event during ASR, the swimsuit runway show featured bikinis with retro and progressive designs, lots of neon, patterns, beach lifestyle with a more urban edge.
Milan Runway Shows Underway with Sports Influences in Many: Vivienne Westwood’s Punk Skater; Thom Browne’s Fixie Cycle Chic
News from Milan’s fashion week featuring Spring-Summer 2011 menswear indicates lots of trends coming from street, sports, 80’s grunge.
Billbong’s Swimsuit Fashion Runway Show at Design for Humanity Showcases Homage to Roots Plus Modern Elements
One of the more modern swimsuit shows we%uFFFDve attended, Billabong%uFFFDs Design for Humanity show illustrated their design team%uFFFDs cut-and-sew expertise.