Author: Ryley Bane

Paul Frank is Back at Paul Frank

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When we first wrote the story, Paul Frank Gets Fired from Paul Frank in 2005, it was a shock to the industry, and especially to Paul Frank Sunich, the eclectic creator of Julius the Monkey and other characters, not to mention home furnishings. Paul Frank at that time was a big part of the action […]

Pharrell Williams Goes from Collaborating with G-Star to Becoming Co-Owner

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Over the past couple of years, Pharrell Williams has been working with G-Star in terms of their direction on sustainability including the “Raw for the Oceans” capsule collection with his own brand Bionic Yarn which turns plastic bottles that are recycled into wearable denim, which gave G-Star a boost across the board. As more fashion […]

Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) Celebrates 20th Anniversary Year with Plans to Revive the Historic Snowboard + Music Festival, Plus Launch of a Photo Exhibition Tour of 20 Most Iconic Snowboarding Images of All Time, and More

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Two decades ago, a small group of young women, leaders in the snowboarding industry, including Label Networks’ Senior Vice President, Kathleen Gasperini, turned the tragic loss of a friend to breast cancer into a positive new movement called Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC). Launching with huge snowboarding and music festivals, the events attracted girls and guys […]

SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Plans to Move Dates for 2017 and Re-Vamp the Show to Add More Relevancy

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The conflicting choices between attending Outdoor Retailer or SnowSports Industries of America (SIA) trade show continue to be a question mark for retailers and exhibitors trying to get ahead of manufacturing, buying, and consumer cycles when it comes to winter sports. Many larger, former anchor brands of SIA have said that the show is simply […]

X Games Aspen Kick-Off Benefitting Boarding for Breast Cancer, and Launch of the “20 Most Iconic Snowboarding Images” Photo Exhibition Tour, Curated for B4BC by NEMO Design

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Winter of 2016 marks the 20th Anniversary for Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), and the season is shaping-up with a variety of unique celebration events. To start, is the first stop of a photo and art exhibition, called “20 Most Iconic Snowboarding Image of All Time,” and a commemorative exhibition tracing the herstory of B4BC […]

H&M Design Award Winner for 2016, Hannah Jinkins, 24, Prize Sum $50,000 Euros, Collection in H&M Stores

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Yesterday in London, Hannah Jinkins was announced as the winner of the H&M Design Award 2016. Jinkins, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, London, was selected from eight finalists by an international jury that included amongst others Kate Bosworth, Olivier Rousteing and Nick Knight. As the H&M Design Award winner, Jinkins receives a […]

Olympics Continue to Try and Capture Youth Culture, this Time with #iLoveYOG Winter Youth Olympic Games Campaign

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to try and make its mark as a relevant entity for today’s global youth culture marketplace by engaging more in social media. Last week, the IOC  announced its latest social media campaign asking athletes to share their love of sport and get active with the #iLoveYOG hashtag as they […]

Nikita and Bonfire Move Operations to Munich and the Latest on the Brands

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Nikita Clothing, the original streetwear, snowboard, and lifestyle apparel brand for young women, and Bonfire, the snowboard/lifestyle brand for guys, has announced that their parent company, Pretty Great LLC will be operating its European headquarters out of Munich, Germany. According to Boardsports Source, Pretty Great President, Rob Myers, will continue to work out of the […]

Bob Hurley Steps Down as Hurley CEO

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Big news from Nike, owners of Hurley today as it was announced that founder Bob Hurley would be stepping down from the helm as CEO after 16 years. He will transition into a new role where he will focus on building and cultivating the community and extending Nike’s relationships with elite athletes. Here’s more: He […]

American Apparel Finally Files for Bankruptcy After Crazy Ride But Plans Total Restructure

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This has been the apparel saga of the decade as the bumpy ride of American Apparel, a teen retail favorite with more than 230 stories that revolutionized the concept of first-layer fashion and more, finally announced on Sunday, October 4, 2015 that they were filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In their statement, $90 million in […]