The Elmer Ave. fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios was one of the most highly anticipated shows of LA Fashion Week, particularly by those of us interested in what’s coming next from street and music-inspired apparel. The 4 owners, Collin Pulsipher, Jonny Day, Ward Robinson, and Sean Murphy have been at the cutting-edge of creating high-end menswear with a rocker aesthetics since 2002, and very much like the owners themselves, each collection has inspired a fair amount of wannabes trying to achieve the “Elmer Ave.” style that is uniquely it’s own.
Elmer Ave.’s”A Night of Tragic Emotions” Fashion Show Reveals How the Brand Stays One Step Ahead with High-end, Deconstructed Menswear with a Rock %u2018n Roll Edge
Street Fashion Meets Art at the Premiere of THELABELLAB Exhibition at Crewest Gallery Featuring Cardboard Robot, Miss Wax, Andrew Hanson, Original Hip-Hop Chocolate
Fashion art have always maintained an intertwined relationship, particularly when it comes to street fashion and graffiti art. On March 15th during the wrap-up of a busy LA Fashion Week, Label Networks debuted its first LABELLAB EXHIBITION at Crewest Gallery in downtown Los Angeles featuring live fashion art installations created by THELABELLAB members’ Cardboard Robot, Andrew Hanson, Miss Wax, and Original Hip-Hop Chocolate. The Exhibition marked the first live incarnation for emerging street fashion brands to depict their independent style through artistic installations in a unique gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
Leroy Jenkin’s Continues to Push Trends in New Directions for Progressive Street Fashion with a Mix-up of Woven Shirts, Collegiate-Inspired Jackets, Fitted Caps in Florals Resulting in a Unique Sports Art-Inspired Collection
Ron Upperman from Leroy Jenkins is an inspirational person in progressive street fashion because he comes from a unique crossover background of educational training in animation and fine arts, as well as sports. As an athlete playing baseball all the way through college, not to mention playing basketball and football, his influences, along with his partner, have resulted in making their fashion brand Leroy Jenkins, a stand-out when it comes to overall results.
Designers & Agents in Los Angeles Fashion District Attracts Top Denim Labels Contemporary Designers with Crowd that Indicates West Coast is Leading Trends in Many Aspects of Cutting-edge Fashion
Designers & Agents is a show that takes place in what’s called Fashion Corner in downtown Los Angeles between 9th Street and South Los Angeles St. at the intersection of several buildings including the New Mart, Cooper Building, Lady Liberty, and California Mart–all filled with designer showrooms and contemporary brands ranging from top denim labels, to eco-friendly fashion, footwear, and accessories. Each season, Designers & Agents show takes over the 8th floor of the Cooper Building with a clean and inspiring presentation of select brands from nearby showrooms that come to showcase their collections that has over the years, attracted buyers from around the world.
Levi Strauss Launches Mobile Phone”The Original” Marking Another Smart Fashion-Technology Crossover Strategy
It was announced last September that Levi Strauss in Europewas going to launch their own mobile phone, but now it’s on the market officially as of this month with limited edition pieces such as the distinctive red-tab colored top with personalized etching sold in concept boutiques such as Collette in Paris.
Good Charlotte Members with LA Artist Tal Cooperman Launch DCMA Collective Featuring Designs from Select Street Graffiti Artists, with Music-Inspired Sneaker Line
DCMA collective is a music and art-inspired streetwear brand launched by Good Charlotte members Joel and Benji Madden, along with their brother Josh, and LA-based artist Tal Cooperman. In an interview at Agenda Trade Show in San Diego with Tal, Label Networks TV was able to get the scoop on the new brand, collective, and now, retail space called DCMA located in the heart of Hollywood.
Ecomm Store The Buyble by Rule of Next Launches with”New York State of Mind” Theme Changing the Concept of What’s Possible in an Online Store Street Fashion Experience
Online retail is clearly the wave of the future, but it takes creating an underground movement with a solid database to start a truly credible ecommerce following, not to mention a select grouping of key brands, excellent backend system that can handle commerce, and of course, a connection to the street fashion scene itself. So when Robert Rosenthal, owner of the contemporary street fashion chain called Next out of Cleveland, decided to expand his well-established brick %u2018n mortar stores’ shopping experiences online, he sought for a unique solution that matched his progressive retail aesthetics, which is where Jay Yoo comes in.
Agenda Trade Show Offers Tighter, Smaller Show, But Delivers Top Brands Trends in Street Fashion and Action Sports Crossover
Agenda Fashion Trade Show finished up on Saturday January 26, with a successful vibe and energy from its expanded 3-day concept that had many in street fashion thinking that there is hope in this troubled retailer landscape. While the show was smaller this time around, which according to director Aaron Levant was also an intentional move to keep quality high, the show floor was continuously busy with orders being written despite the doomsday economy we’re all now facing. Here’s a quick overview of highlights, but stay tuned for in-depth interviews from Label Networks TV with brands including 10 Deep, ALife, The Museum Group, Aaron from Agenda, Livity, Altamont, Akomplice, Miss Wax, Nikita, Creative Recreation, Cardboard Robot, Hellz Bellz, DCMA Collective, GRN Apple Tree, Keep, Jeepney, Mishka, Beautiful Decay, Obey, In4mation, and WESC.
South Hall Scenster-Leading-Edge Street Urban Fashion Players Give a Nod to the %u201870’s %u201880’s but Reflect Individual Flavor from Various %u2018Hood-Part 1 of Label Networks’ Photo Montage From the Trade Show Floor
The South Hall area located in the MAGIC fashion trade show continues to provide some of the best opportunities for discovering new trends in street and urban style. From February 13-15 in Las Vegas, the South Hall simmered with style from core fashion players. In this photo story, bling in the form of boom boxes, MC microphones, and charms are still the order of the day. Wide gold chains have been replaced by large charms and multiple necklaces, topped with retro sunglasses, shutter shades, and oversized glasses in bright colors.