Big news coming from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week as the Board announced that the proposal to add the package of five new sports to the program of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was officially up for one more vote. If approved at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro in August, […]
Retail Round-up: Hawk Designs Sold for $19 Million; Macy’s Massive Lay-offs; Uniqlo On Among Youth Culture
Fashion retail has been a roller coaster for the past few years, but over holiday season, we again see how some brands are able to capture a new marketplace and others continue to streamline in the wake of economic uncertainty. First, as Quiksilver announced several months ago, they continue to focus efforts on their core […]
Quiksilver’s Mervin Sale Completed for $58 Million, Now Divesting Hawk Designs, Moskova, Surfdome Shop, Plus the State of Action Sports
They call it their “profit improvement plan” to streamline the brand, and focus, but another way to put it is that Quiksilver, once the kingpin of surfing and action sports, has had to deal with a harsh wake-up call that they simply aren’t popular with their once-core market of teens. Quiksilver hasn’t turned a profit […]
Quiksilver’s Major Cuts Include Athletes, Staff, and Brands
So far, limited information is available, but word leaked from the Quiksilver’s Huntington Beach headquarters yesterday, according to Transworld Business, is that it was another grim day for action sports. According to latest news, Quiksilver has cut Quiksilver Women’s, Quiksilver Girls, and DC has cut DC Women’s. In addition, the surf team from Quiksilver has […]
Sundance Film Festival 2012 Announces Films in Premieres and Documentary-ncludes Bones Brigade, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
From Stacey Peralta’s Bones Brigade documentary debuting at Sundance Film Festival 2012. Picture of Tony Hawk from the movie. Photo by Tony Friedkin and Sundance.Each year we attend the Sundance Film Festival for a chance to be among the first to see top films, especially documentaries, and new technology in entertainment that will shape the future […]
Quiksilver Pro NYC Delivers High Surf Drama, $1 Million-Dollar Purse, New Location for East Coast Surf Fans
On the heels of Hurricane Irene, the event canceled its music festival portion, but got in the surf action with new swells from upcoming Hurricane Katia.
X Games Axes Women’s Vert Skateboarding for Summer Game-Ripple Effects of Disappoint Grows
X Games boosts its moto events, but axes one of the few events left for women competitors, and their best event at that. From Tony Hawk to Lyn-Z Adams, girl shredders to supporters around the world -people are pissed.
Skateboarding Hall of Fame 2nd Annual Event to Induct Top Iconic Skaters, Including Stacy Peralta and First Female Patti McGee
While the line-up is surely going to attract attention, these images of Patti McGee on the cover of Life and Skateboarder Magazines take the cake.
Berlin Round-up: Fashion Week, Bread & Butter, Bright Trade Shows, plus Tony Hawk and Friends
Fast becoming the place to be July 7-10, Berlin pulled out all the stops when it came to kicking-off fashion season and trade shows, including a stopover by Hawk and friends.