Following-up on his masterful horror films including The Lords of Salem, rocker Rob Zombie has launched The Great American Nightmare featuring music legends across genres of punk, rock, EDM, Latin, and Goth, and 3 haunted houses at the Pomona Fairplex, CA, now dubbed “FEARplex” leading up each weekend starting October 24 through November 2nd for […]
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Brings Together Punk, Hard Rock, EDM, Latin, and Goth into a Season Spectacle of Horror and Hauntedness
Hot Topic Gets Bought by Sycamore Partners for $600 Million
Punk rock/Goth inspired retailer Hot Topic just landed a huge deal, getting bought by the private equity firm Sycamore Partners, owners of brands like Talbots, for $600 million. Hot Topic shareholders will get $14 a share as part of the deal, which is a whopping 30% above the closing price yesterday, March 6, 2013. […]
Music-Inspired Fashion Trends from Street, MAGIC, Project Showcase Forward-Thinking Designs for Youth Culture 2012
From Tripp NYC to T.U.K. footwear and an English Beat themed fashion runway show, MAGIC, Project, and Street delivered inspired collections from this important subculture.
Japan Relief Efforts Sprouting Up Across Youth Culture Industrie-Here’s a Round-up of What’s Taking Shape
There many ways that people are springing into action to help relief efforts in Japan. Here’s the start of what will be an on-going round-up.
MAGIC Fashion Trade Show, S.L.A.T.E., and Street -Complex Elements of Streetwear, Sports Inspired, Goth, Urban Presents a Memorable Experience
Like many trade shows doing more to create a unique atmosphere, MAGIC got creative with the addition of skate-influences, cool street art exhibitions, top DJ’s in heavy rotation, even a fixed-bike give-away. And yes, it was a working show: buyers wrote orders.
Anime Expo Barnstorms Los Angeles Attracting Thousands, Illustrating Strides of Influence from Anime, Manga on Youth Culture Entertainment, Fashion, and Lifestyles
As one of the fastest growing segments of entertainment among young people in the USA, anime and manga subcultures have hit the mainstream, sparking trends in fashion, reading, and imagination.
Hot Accessories from 2009 Illustrate Youth Culture’s Favorite Adornment-From Intriguingly Cool to Utilitarian to Funny
What we humans choose to accessorize with says a lot about individual creativity and trends, especially at a time when accessories have come to “represent” fashion, rescuing style when money is tight. Here’s our street report recap from %uFFFD09.
Manga and Anime Influences in Youth Culture Fashion
Influences from Manga, Anime, and Video Gaming continue to influence trends in youth culture fashion, creating a new demand for virtual designers and expanding concepts of retail opportunities.
Vans Warped Tour Kick-off Party Symbolic of What to Expect from Summer’s Largest and Longest Musical Tour
Celebrating its 15th year, Kevin Lyman presented to music industry press and fans what to expect from Warped this summer, including top bands making an impact.
Brand Profile: Hot Topic -Tracking Youth Culture Consumer Data, Changes in Trends, and the Retailer’s Formula for Success
Hot Topic has always been a hot topic when it comes to analysts trying to understand this retailer’s appeal to youth culture. Label Networks delivers the inside data, analysis, and trends from a consumer perspective that quantify what makes things work and why.