Fashion trade shows feel the recession, especially the big ones like MAGIC. But business is still being done when it comes to savvy streetwear brands and buyers.
Changing Times for MAGIC Fashion Trade Show, including S.L.A.T.E., Turning Focus on Quality, Business, and Price Points Instead of Hype
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.
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.
Cardboard Robot’s Mixed Themes for Fall ’08 Ranging from Hollywood to Miami Vice, Politics, Deer Hunters, Music, Keeping Retailers on Their Toes
Cardboard Robot based out of Long Beach, CA, has always been a fascinating brand for their mix-up of themes and tight connections with music, politics, skateboarding, and artists. In the last 4 years, the brand has crossed over into having complete collections with between 80-100 accounts per season, and are now expanding internationally.
Agenda Fashion Trade Show Review
Siphoning off the cool-factor from ASR, Agenda captures the buzz of a new crossover culture that includes skate, music, art, street-inspired fashion brands making it a must-see show for anyone looking for what’s next.
MAGIC’s S.L.A.T.E. Fashion Trade Show Provides Fresh Platform for Progressive Street Lifestyle Brands
Shows within THE SHOW was the theme of MAGIC International Fashion Trade Show this year, with one of the highlights being a new home for progressive street and lifestyle fashion brands called S.L.A.T.E.
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.