The month of January, 2014, has been unusually packed with trade shows and snow sporting news. Starting with the naming of the USA snowboarding team, Kelly Clark’s gold win at Winter X Games in Aspen, Sochi Olympics kick-off, Outdoor Retailer Trade Show, and now, followed up by 2014 SIA Snow Show January 30-February 2, in […]
Outdoor Retailer’s Winter Market Showcases Crossover Snowboarding, Bright-Colored Outerwear, Rise in Yoga Apparel, and New Styles in Boots
Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace Outdoor Retailer Winter Market wrapped up January 25, 2013 with a strong turn-out of winter sports enthusiasts as well as fashion industry leaders looking for the next styles in seasonal jackets, snow pants, yoga apparel, and technical backpacks. While it’s by far the most conservative show […]
H&M’s Design Awards Selects Stine Riis Winner—Look at Upcoming Collection for the Fast-fashion Retailer
On the day that David Beckham’s briefs collection debuts in London’s flagship H&M and just a week after financial reports of H&M’s 15.3% drop in profits in Q4, H&M announced their winner in their new H&M Design Awards 2012 as Stine Riis, a 28-year-old grad student from London College of fashion. Like H&M’s ongoing designer […]
Sneaker Report 2011 -Label Networks’ Analysis on Top Styles, Colors, and Reasons Why Certain Brands Now Resonate with Youth Culture More Than Others
Three distinct movements among a new generation of consumers are changing the course of footwear trends, particularly sneakers. Here’s what’s going on.
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.
Pantone Reveals Its Color of the Year for 2011: Honeysuckle
The legendary global so-called authority has named its color. How this affects fashion, design, even new Visa card logos, will be determined.
Uniqlo’s 88 Colors From Shanghai to the World Campaign Once Again Re-defines the Retail Experience
Following Fast Retailer’s, Uniqlo is a must for anyone interested in leading-edge ideas in retail, online marketing, and fashion trends.
Palais de Tokyo -Home to Parisian Artist Andre’s BlackBlock Store, Urban Vinyl Toys, Graffiti Art Books, Design, and Street Lifestyle
There’s a reason Paris hosts some of the best concept stores in the world, but one of the best concept “spaces” is Palais de Tokyo, home to Andre, street culture, books, caf%uFFFD, fashion exhibitions.
The School of Anti-Fashion and the Rise of the No-Logo Zone
The birth of a subculture: Sick of living smack in the middle of the reactor-core of fashion, a backlash underground movement has spawned, threatening to become the very cult it was hoping to avoid: Becoming trendy.
Accessories with Attitude Define Miss Wax’s Acrylic Jewelry and Girly Knucklebusters
One thing that a bad economy makes certain is the increased importance of accessories in personal style.