Our brethren in Europe often hold metal musicians in the highest circles of fandom compared with the USA. Perhaps a reflection of the economy, bitter aftertaste of lies and deceit, but the Golden Gods popularity indicates that metal is fully back.
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.
3sixteen Tops the Charts as a Brand That Transcends”Streetwear” Through Quality, Timeless Designs, Attention to Construction
When we first met up with the 3sixteen guys, Johan out of LA, Andrew out of New York, and designer Jeff Hamada at their booth deep in MAGIC’s South Hall area last season, it was a little strange that they were there. For one thing, the 3sixteen collection looked as though it could transcend into, as Bread & Butter Barcelona would put it, “Urban Superior” rather than amidst the usual street fashion fare. Beautifully cut outerwear jackets in textured wool, flannel tapered tops, clean denim, and T-shirt graphics representing inspiration from a variety of sources, including religious references, were attention-grabbing and seemed a step-up and out of where streetwear currently stands today.
Street Art Round-up 2008
Banksy Tears Through the South; Sao Paolo Graffiti Artists Commissioned For London’s Tate While Own Art Back Home Gets the Cover-up; Paris’ colette Revamped and Offers Collabs at NYC Gap with Andre; Swoon Disembarks Another Art Raft But This Time Down the Hudson
Pool S(eco)nd Fashion Trade Show’s Move to Central Hall Proves Positive for the Artistic and Eco-Inspired Fashion Brands Representing -Label Networks’ Bi-Annual Trade Show Revie
This Spring, Pool Fashion Trade Show, a smaller yet inspiring show which takes place during MAGIC in Las Vegas each season, maintained a theme of “Fashion Freedom Worldwide.” However this show has clearly gained a reputation for representing a variety of fashion “artists” or art-inspired brands, plus an array of eco-friendly brands that reflect a growing genre somewhere in-between the types of brands showcasing at Project and the street fashion scene of the South Hall of MAGIC. From February 12-14, Pool and their eco show S(eco)nd, reflected a new version of fashion with a variety of brands that maintained the theme of art inspiration -all within an artistic show landscape.