Tag: Visual

Iconic Fashion Blogger Scott Schumann, The Sartorialist, Featured in Intel Visual Life Video

Intel Visual Life’s latest viral video is beautifully shot and explains this street fashion photographer’s story.

Olympic Round-up: Totally Stacked U.S. Snowboarding Team Means Big Potential for Medal Sweeps; Youth Olympic Games Releases Non-Logo Logo and New Media Campaign

It’s incredible how badly the IOC continues to miss the mark in attracting youth culture, but the good news is that our athletes in snowboarding blow-doors on anyone else.

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.

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.

J-Rock Band D’espairs Ray Provides Label Networks TV an Exclusive Interview During the Tastes of Chaos Tour, Providing Greater Insight on Just Why This Band is Rocking American Youth Culture

J-Rock is fast-growing subculture that has taken American youth culture by storm. 3 bands on the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, including Mucc, The Underneath, and the legendary D’espairsRay have brought their passionate Japanese rock sounds and visual kei aesthetics to the U.S., which has transformed the music scene on many levels.

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.”

Volcom Acquires Electric Visual Evolution for $25.25 Million -Label Networks Takes a Look at What This Means Where the Brand Ranks Among Youth Culture Opportunities for Growth Based on Demographics

On January 16th, Volcom announced their all-cash offer to acquire Electric Visual Evolution -one of the hottest sunglass brands in action sports, known for their lightening bolt logo. Under the terms, Volcom will pay Electric shareholders $25.25 million. Volcom says that Electric will remain a stand-alone brand as a subsidiary of Volcom.

Dragon Goes Private, Bucking Trends of Building-up to Get Acquired; Label Networks Looks at Youth Market Consumer Preferences for the Brand, Plus Data on the Size of Market, Spending Patterns, and Opportunities in Optical Lifestyle Accessories

Going niche may have been a strategically good move, however the real story lies within how the market has changed in terms of price points of sunglasses within youth culture, and the new size of market and opportunities presented by the growing importance of youth lifestyle accessories in general.

%u201CGothic & Lolita Bible” by Tokyopop Provides Insight Into the Victorian/Music-Inspired Japanese Street Fashion Trends Behind One of the Fastest-Growing Subcultures in America

One of the most distinct style trends in the world, and a source of inspiration among top designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Rei Kawakubo, the “Bible” provides details about the history, designers, top brands, and DIY trends of this growing subculture of lifestyle fashion.