Two Japanese retailers have come up with formulas for success despite economic hardships.
Japanese Fast-Fashion Retailer Uniqlo Rises Above the Retail Fray, While Beams Launches CultuArt Tapping into the Sales of Japanese Urban Pop Culture
Microsoft T-shirts Bring Retro Geek to the Forefront with New Collection
In an attempt to get back at Apple’s Mac vs. PC campaign, Microsoft launches a T-shirt collection aimed at appealing to retro PC geeks.
Street Fashion Meets Art at the Premiere of THELABELLAB Exhibition at Crewest Gallery Featuring Cardboard Robot, Miss Wax, Andrew Hanson, Original Hip-Hop Chocolate
Fashion art have always maintained an intertwined relationship, particularly when it comes to street fashion and graffiti art. On March 15th during the wrap-up of a busy LA Fashion Week, Label Networks debuted its first LABELLAB EXHIBITION at Crewest Gallery in downtown Los Angeles featuring live fashion art installations created by THELABELLAB members’ Cardboard Robot, Andrew Hanson, Miss Wax, and Original Hip-Hop Chocolate. The Exhibition marked the first live incarnation for emerging street fashion brands to depict their independent style through artistic installations in a unique gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
Alife Out of NYC Continue Producing Original Concepts in Street Fashion, Sneakers, Retail, Publishing, and Art, Creating a Wake of Wannabes from Their Own Natural Evolution
The guys behind the legendary core brand alife, Rob and Arnell, are not the type of guys who are going to spill their guts to media about how they stay so original in order to prove their cred-factor. They simply are original and have gained cred by working seriously hard for a long time on aesthetics, product, and quality results that embrace their lifestyle -which happens to be enviable in today’s contemporary street fashion scene. These guys, who were the Creative Directors for Mass Appeal Magazine, presented graffiti art and the artists behind the scenes in such original formats that some account it for being the birth of the mainstream graff movement of today.
Cardboard Robot’s Mixed Themes for Fall ’08 Ranging from Hollywood to Miami Vice, Politics, Deer Hunters, Music, Keeping Retailers on Their Toes
Cardboard Robot based out of Long Beach, CA, has always been a fascinating brand for their mix-up of themes and tight connections with music, politics, skateboarding, and artists. In the last 4 years, the brand has crossed over into having complete collections with between 80-100 accounts per season, and are now expanding internationally.
The School of Anti-Fashion and the Rise of the Design-Free Zone
There’s been a long-running bubbling underground movement going on among real trendsetters in the smack middle of the reactor-core of fashion that’s now threatening to become the very cult it was hoping to avoid.
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.”
Mama Clothing is One of the Few Streetwear Labels for Women on the Market Today -Check-out What They Have to Say About their New Collection, Collabs with New Era, TooFly, Adidas, the State of the Women’s Streetwear Industry
Mama Clothing, founded and designed by Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, is one of the few women’s streetwear brands on the market today -even though ironically, there is a growing demand for this type of apparel. What makes Mama unique are many things, including how Gabriella goes about choosing her inspiration and researching her designs before releasing them.
Street Fashion X Graffiti Art at THELABELLAB Exhibition at Crewest Gallery Featuring Drifter, David and David, Pretti Vacant, with a Special Feature”Bomb It” -The Graffiti Documentary
In what’s becoming a growing movement in street fashion and art collaborations, on May 17, 2008, the 2nd LABELLAB Exhibition took place at Crewest Gallery in downtown Los Angeles featuring live fashion art creations and installations by LABELLAB members’ Drifter, David and David, and Pretti Vacant Accessories, with a special screening of “Bomb It” -The Graffiti Documentary by Jon Reiss. The Exhibition was an exciting opportunity for emerging street fashion brands to depict their independent style through artistic interpretations in a unique gallery in downtown Los Angeles.