While earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the main talk was how brands like Intel are now finally moving into the realm of wearable technologies, the focus has often been on pieces and ideas that are not actually youth culture focused. And yet, it is the youth marketplace of today that are […]
Wearable Technologies and Youth Culture Markets = New Crossover Platform for Fashion and Tech
Retail Round-up: Paul Naude Leaves Billabong; SkullCandy Q2 Down 29.9% in Net Sales
Shifts at Billabong continue as the recent takeover from Altamont Consortium and GE Capital include more changes. The major news is that Paul Naude, President Americas for Billabong is resigning to pursue other opportunities. After 15 years at the company and continued efforts to save it, he’s ending his time with the brand. Last month […]
SkullCandy’s Annual Report, the Volcom/Roc Nation Logo Infringement, and Where Things Are Headed in Designer Headphones
On March 23, 2012, SkullCandy released their latest financials with some interesting results that also say a great deal about the designer headphone industry, where music’s headed in terms of listening devices, and the challenges the industry as a whole has in the coming year. First, SkullCandy increased net sales from $9.1 million in 2006 […]
SkullCandy Buys Astro Gaming for $10.8 Million While Also Disclosing Net Loss of $9.7 Million Last Year -Go Figure
SkullCandy Raises $125 Million for IPO; Goes Under Nasdaq Symbol SKUL
Designer headphones continue to lead youth culture trends when it comes to wearable technologies. SkullCandy going public proves it.
Trade Show Review: Action Sports Retailer Provides Insight into Surf, Skate, Snow, MotoX Inspired Apparel Indicating Strong Retro Trends and Pacific Northwest Vibe
Wearable Technologies and Connecting with the Future -Latest Trends in Technology as Fashion
Often technology experts work isolated from fashion designers, however growing trends in wearable technologies, from Nintendo gaming devices and iced-out iPods as necklaces, to colorful headphone collaborations, GPS navjackets and “friend finders,” some brands are tapping into new opportunities for both industries by creating across traditional boundaries.