Category: Electronics

H&M Debuts E-Commerce in U.S., Plus Exclusive Paris Collection

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The announcement that H&M, the fast-fashion retailer from Sweden that is quickly gaining traction among youth culture in the United States, has launched its e-commerce platform called Shop Online in America, will have an impact on the where youth shop this fall during back-to-school. As more people are shifting to buying online within this new […]

Retail Round-up: Paul Naude Leaves Billabong; SkullCandy Q2 Down 29.9% in Net Sales

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Shifts at Billabong continue as the recent takeover from Altamont Consortium and GE Capital include more changes. The major news is that Paul Naude, President Americas for Billabong is resigning to pursue other opportunities. After 15 years at the company and continued efforts to save it, he’s ending his time with the brand. Last month […]

Comic-Con Geeks-Out While Movie Moguls Move In—Plus Will Divergent Become Next Hunger Games?

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San Diego, CA, turns into a full-on Cosplay geek-fest with some 130,000 fans and comic, movie, entertainment industry types converging on the largest comic trade show in the country from July 18-21. Comic-Con, which can charge basically whatever it wants, has become so popular, that it can take a year in advance to get a […]

Rise of Mobile Fashion Gaming Brings Avatar Design and Virtual Currency to the Forefront

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The rise of mobile gaming via fashion styling of virtual avatars has flipped the script for the fashion industry and provided a growing cross-over platform for tech, video gaming, mobile phone culture, and fashion. The latest in this space is Rachel Zoe’s social gaming company called Crowdstar which is launching a mobile fashion game called […]

Instagram’s New Insta-Videos Could Boost Youth Culture Fashion Brand Marketing Capabilities

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The latest announcement from Instagram, which was bought by Facebook last year for a cool $1 billion, is that it now has video capabilities. Instagram’s Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Systrom said that Instagram will now allow users to create 15-second videos that can also be shared. There will be 13 filters to start. Instagram, which […]

E3 Expo Brings Best of Gaming Together: Xbox vs. Sony as Key Topics on Connectivity and Used Gaming Heats-Up

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E3 Expo brings the kingpins of the video gaming industry along with thousands of gaming fanatics and an assortment of media together each year to downtown Los Angeles revealing what’s about to reshape the gaming industry globally. The show also always starts off with a series of high-end press presentations from the gaming industries heavyweights […]

Wearable Technologies Growth Explosion and the New Landscape for Fashion

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Last week, Credit Suisse published an interesting report tracking the growing market of wearbale technologies. As we’ve noted in various Label Networks’ Youth Culture studies and Future Consumer Reports, wearable technologies are quickly becoming not only key components to one’s individual style, but can be the defining fashion statement overall. Ranging from watches to designer […]

Lifewear—Crossover of Sportswear, Fashion, and Technology—by Uniqlo Compares Fashion to Upgrading Like an iPhone

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Fast Retailing, owners of the fast-fashion chain Uniqlo from Japan which is gaining speed in terms of preferences among youth culture not only in Japan and Europe, but also the United States, has created a new category of fashion that crosses over between sportswear and casualwear and technology which they describe as Lifewear. Often on […]

Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2013, the Unofficial Kick-off to Festival Season Rounds-out Headliners like The Stone Roses, and Blur, with Host of Indie-Folk Newbies, and Modern Twists of Festival Fashion

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We were waiting for at least one hologram inspired by last year’s Tupac from the dead, but this year at Coachella, Weekend 1, from April 12-14, 2013, it was all about the new breed of indie-folk rockers mixed with major headliners, EDM, and of course, the latest in festival fashion. The Stone Roses, Yeah Yeah […]

Shepard Fairey for MOCATV Talks Logos, Art X Business, Getting Lost Down YouTube Rabbit Hole

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MOCAtv from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, continues to pump-out creative video vignettes featuring unique angles on topics discussed among leading-edge artists for the some time now. Their latest features Shepard Fairey as he discusses in less than 2 and a half minutes, how he was inspired by an old-school Bell Logo marketing […]