Story and Photos by Tom Wallace and Kathleen Gasperini (capsule) trade show was among the trifecta at Modern Assembly in Las Vegas, NV, February 17-19, 2014, along with Agenda and Liberty Fairs that provided exhibitors and fashion industry leaders insights into top brands from Europe, Japan, and North America. Launched by the agency BPMW, which […]
Capsule Captures Mix of European, Japanese, American Brands, Plus Surprises with Compelling Outdoor Brands
Euro Americana -How European Fashion Players (and Japanese) Do Americana Better than We Do
With Wrangler winning the Swedish Golden Egg award for best advertising, it’s time to take another look at how other countries cop Americana and make it their own.
The Urban Cycle Fashion Movement and the Cult of Transportation
When the journey surpasses the destination, and style and green ethics count too, you know you’ve located a worthy trend.
The European (and Japanese) Retail Invasion into the USA Continues with Topshop and Topman Opening in NYC -Where Topshop Ranks Among European Youth Culture Forecasts Why This Is Significant
Our European Youth Culture Study pointed out the growing demand, this time a British formula for success.
Is India the New Market for Fashion Retailers? Zara from Spain, Thinks So
Seeking new markets in a global recession has become a popular trend among fashion retailers and it seems fast-fashion retailers are one step ahead of the curve.
European Fashion Influences on America Have Resulted in Not Only New Top Brands and Trends, but also New Patterns in Spending and the Shopping Experience
Label Networks’ European Fashion Profile Report reveals just where fashion is headed and why, plus changing patterns in retail with forecasts on future impacts in America.
Bread & Butter Barcelona Trade Show Wrap-Up: Denim Brands, Big Business, Bowler Hats Re-introduced, 99,500 Exhibitors, Buyers, Fashion Players Attend
Bread & Butter Barcelona wrapped up last week, January 18th to rave reviews by most who attended, which reached more than 99,500 -a 20% increase from last year. As a leading-edge trade show particularly for denim, upper urbanwear, sportswear, and street fashion brands, B&B has also gained a reputation for its unique approach to creating beautiful themes and aesthetics within each hall resulting in an atmosphere that is conducive for business and inspiration.
Finally, Quiksilver Sells Rossignol, But Takes a Bath on the Transaction
It’s been one of those “Euro’s vs. Americans” heated debates that lasted an ugly 2 years until finally, selling the brand proved to be the only best option. Here’s the story.
Europe Japan’s Fast-Fashion Invasion is Redefining American Retail; Label Networks Delivers Data the Scoop on H&M, Uniqlo, Target, American Apparel, Forever 21, Others
Fast-fashion retail, also known as disposable fashion, is a concept that many believe originally came from Japan -the land of fast-shoppers and the fastest-changing trends. What it means is when a retailer can provide stylish clothing that’s completely trendy, delivered to the consumer fast and at relatively inexpensive prices, then change up their entire inventory, with fresh new styles within the timeframe of about 2 weeks.