Fast-fashion retail, also known as disposable fashion, is a concept that many believe originally came from Japan -the land of fast-shoppers and the fastest-changing trends. What it means is when a retailer can provide stylish clothing that’s completely trendy, delivered to the consumer fast and at relatively inexpensive prices, then change up their entire inventory, with fresh new styles within the timeframe of about 2 weeks.
Europe Japan’s Fast-Fashion Invasion is Redefining American Retail; Label Networks Delivers Data the Scoop on H&M, Uniqlo, Target, American Apparel, Forever 21, Others
Footwear Photo Report Part 1: Trends Resulting from How Youth Culture is Wearing Shoes Indicate Which Brands Work Best for New Styles on Fashionable Feet
It’s not just the brands preferred but how the target demographic wears various styles that have made this footwear photo report uniquely special and indicative of what brands work best in the future.
Footwear Photo Report Part 2: Sneaker Ballerina Flats, Gladiator Sandals, and New Twists on Skate Shoes Among Top Young Women Styles
In part 2 of our street report, we take a look at the top styles young women are wearing across the country and how color, materials, and patterns have taken on a key roll in fashionable footwear among young women.
Backpacks, Bags, Purse-New Key Finds in Styles Add to Unique Back-to-School or Back-to-Work Fall Looks
Whether you’re actually going back-to-school or not, Fall always brings a back-to-work feel, and with it, new trends in bags, purses, and backpacks. Label Networks’ carefully edited street style photos from North America, Europe, and Japan deliver the latest on what to expect and why.
Measuring the Popularity of”Made in the USA” Fashion: Responses to the Question”Which country do you think is producing the Freshest fashion trends today?”
Much can be determined by knowing exactly how the youth market perceives their own country in comparison to others when it comes to who’s leading fashion trends today. This story reveals global youth market comparisons providing insight on where and why the marketplace has changed perceptions.
Future Forecasting: Changes in Top Future Concerns Among North American Youth Culture Indicate There Are Several New and Growing Trends Impacting Lifestyles and Choices
Since September 11, 2001, Label Networks has been tracking youth culture markets of 13-25-year-olds across North America (and later, Europe, Japan, and China) about top future concerns to get a sense of the mindframe of the marketplace. Released today in our Fall Study 2008, results reveal the greatest changes in 7 years, indicating a cultural shift under way.
New Technical Outerwear Legislation Would Mean No More Import Duties on High-Tech Apparel
SIA and OIA have joined forces calling for new legislation, which if passed will mean outerwear such as jackets, pants, and other high-tech pieces will have duty-free importation giving a boost to sports apparel with possible implications for street fashion deemed “technical.”
Car Culture in America Is Changing Fast Thanks to a New Generation of Drivers Taking the Wheel on What's Important and Why, and Reinventing the Industry Altogether
Fresh results from Label Networks' Fall Youth Culture Study 2008 indicate automotive changes among youth culture continue to carve out new trends and ideas that for some reason the auto industry (and corresponding agencies) simply don't get.