Nothing like launching a print magazine during a recession, but street bloggers Slamxhype score with this new title.
Slamxhype Launches New Print Magazine”The New Order”
Changing Times for MAGIC Fashion Trade Show, including S.L.A.T.E., Turning Focus on Quality, Business, and Price Points Instead of Hype
Fashion trade shows feel the recession, especially the big ones like MAGIC. But business is still being done when it comes to savvy streetwear brands and buyers.
The Sharpie Show at Crewest Gallery Attracts Top Street and Graffiti Artists, Fans, and Musicians including George Clinton and Rage Against the Machine’s Zach de la Rocha
Sharpies, the artistic weapon of choice for many street and graffiti artists, finally gets it%uFFFDs own show and it goes off!
The Impact of the Grammy’s, Ticket Sales, and Sources of New Music on Youth Culture Markets
While Ticketmaster and Live Nation talk merger, AEG looks to the future, the Grammy’s rock mainstream media, and underground sources of new music bubble-up for a new generation of fans.
Retail and Brand Economic Round-up: Target’s Downturn and McQ Collaboration; Abercrombie & Fitch Loses Cred but Not in Europe; Quiksilver Closes Rossi Sale and Launches Street-inspired 2009/10 Outerwear; Volcom Remains the Hidden Gem
Youth culture retail and branding strategies continue to evolve through economic downturn. Here’s what’s up with some main players.
Hipster Rap Revival and How the New-School Version of this Music Genre is Impacting Fashion, Home Recording Biz, and other Cultural Industries
The deconstruction of an older era into something altogether new is what creates the ripples effects of change by crossing many boundaries. Here’s information about one of the biggies.
Collaboration Round-up: Married to the Mob X Nike; Lanvin X Acne Jeans; Dr. Dre X Monster Cable Headphones; Shoes-up Magazine X Lacoste; Baby the Stars Shine Bright Japanese Brand Pop-up in Colette Paris
Collaborations across cultures continue to create new niches and successful branding strategies while keeping must-have consumerism alive.
Historic Reunion of the Z-Boys Skate Team Attracts Fans of Surfing and Skateboarding to THELABELLAB Exhibition”The Z-Boy Show -Direct from the Source”
A rare gathering of the OG’s of Dogtown attracted hundreds of fans who came out to see the retrospective photography, art, decks, boards of the Z-Boys, and pay homage to the team that started the movement of skateboarding.
WeSC, the Street-Contemporary Fashion Brand from Sweden, Featured Top Activists’ Artists in an Well-Curated Art Show at Robert Bergman Gallery Attracting a Who’s-Who List of Street Artists, Action Sports Industry, and Press
We Are the Superlative Conspiracy (WeSC) is a fast-emerging street fashion apparel brand with collections ranging from denim, dresses, tops, button-downs, jackets, and unique accessories -including designer headphones -which may well be accounted for by their reputation for creative grassroots marketing and branding campaigns. On March 1st, following the opening day of the new street and contemporary fashion trade show Class (see next story for details), WeSC launched an exhibition of the artwork created by the artists from their flock of “We Activists” -someone that is extremely good at what they do (but not necessarily famous) and chosen by WeSC to represent the brand in their own way–in a well-curated art show at Bergamot Station at the Robert Bergman Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.