New Balance has decided to enter into the skateboarding sneaker and lifestyle apparel market with their recent announcement of the launch of the New Balance Numeric or NB#. West-coast based Black Box distribution will produce and market the sneaker brand and apparel via skateboarding channels. “New Balance is proud to partner with Black Box on […]
New Balance Creates Skateboard Sneaker In Partnership with Black Box Distribution–To Debut at Agenda
Sneaker Report 2011 -Label Networks’ Analysis on Top Styles, Colors, and Reasons Why Certain Brands Now Resonate with Youth Culture More Than Others
Three distinct movements among a new generation of consumers are changing the course of footwear trends, particularly sneakers. Here’s what’s going on.
%u201CWhat’s Your Favorite Brand of Footwear?” -Fall Study 09 Top Picks Indicate Changes in Youth Culture Marketplace
Label Networks’ launch of the North American Youth Culture Fall Study ’09 preview takes a peak a fresh results in footwear and sneaker culture, illustrating changes in preferences in the marketplace.
Agenda Fashion Trade Show at New Location Rocks Hard, Captures More Action Sports Brands Catching the Street-Vibe, and Proves Change is Good
Earlier date, improved venue, great DJs, food, art, and excellent line-up of streetwear brands, no wonder action sports wants in.
S.L.A.T.E. Fashion Trade Show Makes Moves to Capture Lifestyle Elements of Leading-Edge Brands Represented, Starting with New Alliance with Vegas Hard Rock Hotel
As more fashion trade shows seek innovative ways to attract exhibitors, retailers, industry players, new strategic moves with hotels and events inspire the overall experience.
Retail Round-Up: Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister Strategies to Sell So-Cal Lifestyle; Uniqlo’s J Collection with Jil Sanders; Zumiez and Hot Topic Drop; K-Swiss Launches Skate Division
Different strategies from various brands and retailers shed light on how some directions are better than others in reaching youth culture today and why.
Footwear News Round-up: Jimmy Choo for H&M; Van Halen Sues Nike Over”Frankenstein” Guitar Graphics; adidas Originals Collabs with Lucasfilm for Star Wars LTD Collection
Never a dull day when it comes to footwear. Here’s a round-up of some fresh news from the youth culture scene.
Sneaker News: Chic-Sneak High Heels by Puma; Kanye Collabs with Louis Vuitton for Fresh Sneaker Collection
Agenda Trade Show Offers Tighter, Smaller Show, But Delivers Top Brands Trends in Street Fashion and Action Sports Crossover
Agenda Fashion Trade Show finished up on Saturday January 26, with a successful vibe and energy from its expanded 3-day concept that had many in street fashion thinking that there is hope in this troubled retailer landscape. While the show was smaller this time around, which according to director Aaron Levant was also an intentional move to keep quality high, the show floor was continuously busy with orders being written despite the doomsday economy we’re all now facing. Here’s a quick overview of highlights, but stay tuned for in-depth interviews from Label Networks TV with brands including 10 Deep, ALife, The Museum Group, Aaron from Agenda, Livity, Altamont, Akomplice, Miss Wax, Nikita, Creative Recreation, Cardboard Robot, Hellz Bellz, DCMA Collective, GRN Apple Tree, Keep, Jeepney, Mishka, Beautiful Decay, Obey, In4mation, and WESC.
Trade Show News: Compass Gives Upscale Sneaker Footwear Brands a New Show; MAGIC to Launch ECOllection; Bread & Butter BarcelonaAttracting More Core American StreetFashion Brands
Given that sneaker culture and footwear in general is such a vital part of fashion particularly when it comes to street and contemporary fashion, it’s amazing to us that the old-school trade show, WSA, hasn’t gotten a facelift in years. Now, however, it’s got competition: Compass is the new directional trade show for high-end sneakers and top tier footwear created by BPMW, the founders of another very cool, intimate trade show in NYC called Capsule.