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’s Annual Report, the Volcom/Roc Nation Logo Infringement, and Where Things Are Headed in Designer Headphones
How Surfing Is Going Through Its Own “Arab Spring”—From Bobby Martinez Getting Booted to Questions about the ASP World “City” Tours to Lack of Women’s Sponsorship— The Soul of Surfing Under the Spotlight
In the past few years it seems we’ve been writing more and more about the sport of surfing and not necessarily because of its soulful nature and attraction among youth culture, but because of the complex business issues surrounding the industry. Now, hitting mainstream Los Angeles this week, a poignant article by Tibby Rothman was […]
The Power of T-shirts in Youth Culture Markets, from Branding to Retail to Creating Entire Movements for Change -Label Networks Takes an In-Depth at the New Landscape, Trends, and Fresh Data
T-shirts have never been more important in youth culture fashion, often creating entire brands through cool messages and graphics. Moving into plans for 2012, here’s a recap of where things stand
Agenda Trade Show Huntington Beach Brings the Action Sports Fashion Tribes Together with Streetwear for an Ultimate Blend of Styles
New finds at Agenda, plus a mix of classic older brands showcasing edgy-retro styles made for a unique mix that stoked buyers and attendees.
Boardshorts Round-Up: Scouring the Scene for Summer, Here Are Alternative Picks in Boardshorts Styles, Brands, and Aesthetics Changing Beach Culture
Boardshorts take on many roles when it comes to summer fashion, from surfing to eco-friendly associations, to beach and streetwear crossover, to neon geometrics and coastal heritage.
Volcom Sold to French Lux Brand PPR, Owners of Puma, Gucci, for $607.5 Million
Volcom’s Third Quarer Financials Reveal Reveneus up 11.4%
Action Sports Size of Market–Surf, Skate, Snowboarding, BMX, Wakeboarding, FreeSkiing, Motocross–Plus Preferred Sports Programming Show Shifts in Youth Preferences, Participation, Opportunities, and Decline
To accurately quantify size of market requires data of youth that participate vs. those that don’t vs. those interested. Label Networks’ Fall Youth Culture Study includes fresh results for all action sports, plus shifts in programming preferences, viewing patterns, and crossover potential.
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.