Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace The flurry of fashion trade shows in Las Vegas from February 12-15, 2012 bring with them a diverse angle of what’s taking shape in fashion from a wide spectrum of genres particularly in the United States. While we mostly concentrate on youth culture influences, including streetwear, […]
MAGIC, S.L.A.T.E., Street, Workroom, Project, Pool, (capsule)—Label Networks’ Review of America’s Largest Fashion Trade Show Scene and Where Trends Are Headed
American Apparel in a Turn-Around? Net Sales Up 14%
The beleaguered American Apparel, one of the most high-profile vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of branded fashion basic apparel in the world, and a top favorite among youth culture, announced preliminary sales for the month ended January 31, 2012. The company reported total net sales increased 14% to $41.4 million. For the same period, […]
Retail Round-Up: Versace X H&M Debuts to Huge Crowds, Now Onto Marni; American Apparel President Resigns; Adidas, Nike, H&M, Puma, and Others Launch Zero Discharge 2020
H&M and their last masstige collaboration with Versace sent crowds into a frenzy for the limited-edition items.Just as the fast fashion highstreet giant H&M debuted their designer collaboration with Versace to huge fanfare and crowds at most stores as the limited-edition collection went on sale a few weeks ago, today they announced their next collab: […]
Gloomy Back-to-School for Retailers, Especially on Cusp of Q2 Low Performances by PacSun, American Eagle, Others
Changes in shopping patterns among youth culture as recession barrels in greatly effects second half predictions for 2011.
Native Americana Gets Camo Splash Mixed with 70’s Vibe and Prep–Producing Very Modern Twists On Retro As Seen at Project, MAGIC, and Workroom Fashion Trade Shows
Street Trend Report: Music Tour and Festival Top Popular Accessories and Trends Among Young Female Fashionistas
Scouring fans of music tours this season for top accessory and embellishment trends, our field reporters have created a unique report sure to turn into key styles for Fall/Winter.
Project New York Brings Creativity, Commerce, Contemporary Fashion and the Art of Craftsmanship”To-Gether”
New initiatives including Made by Project featuring 11 artisanal brands making items on-site adds the nod to craftsmanship within the evolution of this show.
Street Fashion Report: Navajo Prints, Native American Themes, Feathers, Beads Among Top Trends for Summer
Return to Native American patterns in fashion and accessories have created some interesting summer styles mixed with classics such as denim and leather belts.
Retail Round-up: Japan Spending Slowdown Hits Retailers Like Uniqlo; H&M Hit by High Cotton Prices; American Apparel Warns of Bankruptcy; Urban Outfitters Falls Short; Adidas X Justice Collab is Cool
American Eagle’s 4th Quarter Is Up, But Speculation Surfaces As Target Acquisition and New CEO Prospects Underway
Changing tides for this popular brand indicates shifts in the marketplace for youth retailers overall, as higher costs of cotton and other things are forcing new changes for 2011.