Fast-fashion giant Uniqlo based in Japan has released their latest financials. The brand which is catching on quickly across youth culture markets in the United States (see also our Fall Youth Culture Study 2013), has also just released their puffy jacket campaign that showcases how these cushy, soft winter outerwear can fit into the size […]
Retail Round-Up: Uniqlo, Fast Retailing Reports Fiscal 2013; Nike Projects $10B in Apparel, Pushes Ecommerce and China Markets
Shaun White Grabs 5th Gold in SuperPipe at X Games with Perfect 100 Score Stomping a Back-to-Back Double McTwist 1260
The 11th Winter X Games came to a close on January 29, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado to huge fanfare as the top pro snowboarders in the world competed in the SuperPipe to a dramatic finish. Earlier during the Games, Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark stomped the competition winning her 2nd gold in SuperPipe with an […]
Comme des Garcons’ SHIRT Collection for Fall-Winter 2010 Reveals Another Round of Plaid Mixed with Prep
Often used as inspiration among many streetwear designers, what happens at this show is a good indication of what to expect in this subculture come Fall.
Financial Round-up: Burton Cutbacks; Volcom Results; Nike Down but”Others” Up; Zumiez Plans; H&M Launch in Moscow
It’s a roller coaster our there with diverse global youth culture company reports and strategies indicating a wild ride for 2009.
Snow Industries of America (SIA) Trade Show Appears Recession-Proof, But Does the Industry Have its Head in the Snow?
Board graphics ruled, science in outwear is now the norm, and bindings are finally looking cool. That’s just a start.
Winter X Games 13 Brings New Energy for Snow Sports with Back-to-Back Golds from Shaun White, Big Wins from Lindsey Jacobolis, and New Events Like Skier Big Air and Women’s Slopestyle Skiing
The X Games are the Olympics of action sports, and if anything, give the IOC with all their pomp and skullduggery a run for their money. Winter X Games 13 upped the bar on that with major excitement, old and new heroes, and fresh styles.
London%u201CCred-Report” Provides Street-Level Insight on Top Fashion Accessory Trends to Expect this Season
Each year, Label Networks includes “Cred Reports” with our data analysis which provides additional qualitative research to give insight into leading-edge trends that are popular or gaining popularity in each country or specific city. The Cred Reports are written by Label Networks in-field researchers and reporters as well as top young people who can see the state of trends within their country or city from a broad and insider perspective. These Cred Reports provide a unique addition to the quantitative data results and Macro Trend Editorial Summaries in our overall country studies. In this week’s story, we take a look at the Fashion and Accessory section of the London Cred Report for this season.
Youth Olympic Games Narrow Prospect Cities to Moscow Singapore Olympics Try to Get Relevant, Connect with Urban Culture; Launch of the YOG Winter Games (without Snowboarding)
While I may be the only one who’s reading the International Olympic Committee Reports these days about the launch of the Youth Olympic Games, there’s some fresh news to note that again makes the Olympic Committee sound incredibly antiquated. As we’ve noted in the stories below as we continue to track what’s going on with the development of the Youth Olympic Game movement (YOG), new revelations by the old-boys network has come to light in a recent report.
Cool to Do Lo-Fi: The Resurgence of Low-Tech Clean in Upper Street Fashion Styles Stirs Outerwear Industry Back to Classics for Winter 2008-09
Coming from a winter sports background where outwear styles and textiles continue to move in more technical, waterproof directions, it was quite refreshing to come across a growing subculture in winter fashion that’s completely Lo-Fi and Low-Tech as seen for example, with the comeback of Marlene pants and revival of Woolrich Woolen Mills from various designers.