Fashion often takes itself way too seriously, so it’s refreshing when brands switch the dial to funny.
Latest Irony in Fashion: Warriors of Radness Military WOR Look; Acne’s Souvenir Sweatshirts Mixing Iconic City Images
Native Americana Gets Camo Splash Mixed with 70’s Vibe and Prep–Producing Very Modern Twists On Retro As Seen at Project, MAGIC, and Workroom Fashion Trade Shows
Project New York Brings Creativity, Commerce, Contemporary Fashion and the Art of Craftsmanship”To-Gether”
New initiatives including Made by Project featuring 11 artisanal brands making items on-site adds the nod to craftsmanship within the evolution of this show.
Retail Round-up: A Bathing Ape Sells to China’s I.T for a Relatively Low $2.8 Million; Top Teen Retailers Halt Monthly Same Store Sales Reports; Tommy Hilfiger Launches Pop-up Prep World and Tour; Gap Shake-up
Evolution of retail landscape continues with interesting acquisitions, financial reporting. and new collections hoping to match economic changes in youth culture markets.
J. Crew Gets Acquired by TPG Capital and Leonard Green and Partners, Plus Fresh High-End Collection Reveals New Directional Trends for This Classics Brand
J. Crew is one brand that has evolved through years, while maintaining a classic, prep edge, to now their high-end trendy collection, and news on being acquired, they’re on a roll.
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.
American Eagle Outfitters 2nd Quarter Shows Drop but Re-vamped Women’s Denim a Beacon of Possibility -Label Networks’ Upcoming Fall Study Indicates Growth
Retail Round-up including American Eagle, DC Shoes, and J. Crew. Seeing how each deal differently shows where certain strategic decisions have been a good thing -especially in predicting fall fashion designs.
10 Deep’s Emeka Obi Talks with Label Networks TV about the Birth of the Legendary NYC Streetwear Label, the History of Streetwear, Where Things are Headed Next
10 Deep is a true legendary brand in streetwear, having been around for 12 years and pushing the scene before it was even coined as the subculture called “streetwear.” “We’ve been riding the wave of highs and lows since its existence,” says Emeka Obi, the Marketing and PR Director for 10 Deep in an exclusive interview with Label Networks TV at MAGIC Fashion Trade Show. “We come from a variety of different things and where things started, ranging from punk, skateboarding, hip-hop and where things fuse together into socially relevant forms. Our work is a part of these things -sometimes political, sometimes nonsensical -cues taken from global influences.”
Jockey Hat-The New Lid In Town
Move over fedoras, fitted caps, and crocheted “get crafty” hats, a refreshing change of headwear is soon to hit the market: jockey hats. Created in various materials and designs such as paisley, plaids, even Hawaiian flowers, the street version of the real thing is sure to make a hit on the heads of youth culture this summer and fall.