Story and Photos by Kathleen Gasperini and Tom Wallace The flurry of fashion trade shows in Las Vegas from February 12-15, 2012 bring with them a diverse angle of what’s taking shape in fashion from a wide spectrum of genres particularly in the United States. While we mostly concentrate on youth culture influences, including streetwear, […]
MAGIC, S.L.A.T.E., Street, Workroom, Project, Pool, (capsule)—Label Networks’ Review of America’s Largest Fashion Trade Show Scene and Where Trends Are Headed
Agenda Trade Show for Action Sports and Streetwear Apparel, Footwear, and Lifestyle Accessories Introduced New Exhibitors with Industry Legends Indicating a Strong Market Category
Lots of business was done at this Fall’s show yet still with the quirky surprises and fun of a crossover show that’s obviously growing.
Billabong’s Design for Humanity Featuring a Surf Fashion Runway Show, Fischerspooner, Kid Sister, Live Art, and Charity Rocks the Paramount Backlot Studios
In its 4th year, DHF raises money for another worthy cause -Invisible Children -while creating a memorable event that combines many aspects of youth culture lifestyle.
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.
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 Fascination with Neon and Why This Trend Just Doesn’t Stop. Ever.
No matter what some designers may be saying, when it comes to youth culture, this trend is SO not over. Fresh street report on neon, color trends in T-shirt graphics, pants, accessories, hair, footwear–on guys and girls.
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.
Nu Rave Fashion’s Evolution: Street Snaps from Label Networks’ Reporters Capture Subculture of Styles, Colors, Inspirational Brands, and Their Muses
New takes on neon, steovepipes, accessories among youth culture have created fresh concepts in the subculture of nu rave fashion, moving now towards synth-punk %u201880’s with hip-hop/hyphy influences.