Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace The Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach, CA, January 5-6, 2015, featured inspiring designs, brisk business, and a coming together of the best in action sports-inspired and streetwear fashion, footwear, accessories, and wearable technology. With an industrial theme made of a mix of barrels, pallets, and […]
Wearable Technologies and Youth Culture Markets = New Crossover Platform for Fashion and Tech
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 […]
Nixon Names New CEO to Replace Co-founder Andy Laats
It’s been a long haul for Nixon to find a proper replacement for its co-founder Andy Laats who is leaving this roll for family health reasons. However on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Nixon named Nick Stowe as their new CEO. Here’s more: After an exhaustive search, Nixon has named Nick Stowe as their new Chief […]
Billabong’s Partial Sell of Nixon Generates $285 Million Towards Debt Payment—Plus, The Changing Tide of Action Sports
Hours after posting the initial story about the potential Billabong takeover, last night came more news as Billabong and Nixon announced the partial sale, or 48.5% of Nixon, to Trilantic Capital Partners (not to be confused with Texas Pacific Group which put in a bid earlier in the morning for Billabong for $766 million). The […]
Billabong X Universal Music Group; Billabong X Modern Amusement
Billabong’s on a roll, now with new partnership with Universal Music and license deal with Modern Amusement.
Cool Collabs: Married to the Mob X Burton, Moon Boots Turn 40, Nixon X the Beastie Boys, and More
Collaborations that keep consumers interested are vital to the success of many brands these days. Here are a few worth noting.
Accessories Profile Report: Top Trends from Summer Indicate Key New Ways Youth Culture Is Creating Personal Style
Label Networks’ summer photo report taken from our researchers shooting trends across the USA indicate fresh new things to look for when it comes to accessories on guys and girls.
Project Fashion Trade Show Showcases Top Denim Brands, Upper Streetwear, Footwear, and Other Leading-Edge Genres
Hipsters unite once again at Project at the Sands featuring how denim and Americana, plus pieces of retro will turn 2010 into a yester-year starting soon.