February is the month of love and where else would so much amour take place than in Paris. New exhibitions and pop-up’s within pop-up stores are headlining news.
Paris Round-Up: Street Artist Andre’s”Love Graffiti” and Quiksilver Boards; Comme des Garcons’ Pop-up for 40th Anniversary; Surface to Air New Store and Pop-up Bless
Comme des Garcons’ SHIRT Collection for Fall-Winter 2010 Reveals Another Round of Plaid Mixed with Prep
Often used as inspiration among many streetwear designers, what happens at this show is a good indication of what to expect in this subculture come Fall.
H&M’s Path of Intercontinental Domination: European American Youth Markets Preferences for the Store/Brand Make H&M the Company to Watch
Taking a look back at 4 years of consumer data regarding H&M from Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and the United States, the “H&M Profile Report 2008” delivers insight into how this fast-fashion retailer captures the marketplace. Key resource for anyone hoping to move global yet maintain cred in niche markets.
Volcom Buys It’s Japanese Distributor, Plus How the Street Fashion Scene Differs in Japan vs. USA
Japan continues be a hotbed target for Volcom as they continue to move internationally, however as we’ve studied, the street fashion scene, especially in Tokyo, is far different than what you’ll find anywhere else.
GenArt’s “The New Garde” Show Kicks-off LA Fashion Week in Downtown Los Angeleswith Jesse Kamm, JMARY, le sang des bete-3 New Innovative LA Designers Featuring Dresses, Vests, Denim, Shirts, Unique Jackets
GenArt traditionally starts off the LA Fashion Week events by hosting their show on the first Friday kick-off, usually choosing a fresh location that sets the mood of what to expect during the next week. On Friday night March 7th for their 5th Anniversary of the “The New Garde” show, GenArt had again chosen a surprising location -The Hotel Park Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.
H&M X Rei Kawakubo from Comme des Garcon-New Collection to be Released in November in Connection with Opening of H&M Store in Japan
On April 3, the fast-fashion retailer H&M announced it had officially chosen Rei Kawakubo from Comme des Garcons to create the next designer collection coming out November, 2008. H&M, which has become known for producing “masstige” collaborations by bringing top-end designers and celebs to create limited-edition collections (i.e. Stella McCartney, Isaac Mizrahi, Madonna) at lower price points for the “masses” said in the statement that they have always wanted to have Rei Kawakubo on board as a guest designer.