2014/03/31

THE 2014 NIKE BASKETBALL EASTER COLLECTION

The LEBRON 11 Low, KOBE 9 EM and KD VI undergo a festive makeover to celebrate the Easter holiday

With Spring in the air and Easter weekend on the horizon, Nike Basketball brings the spirit of the holiday to its new Easter collection.
Driven by performance, the three low-cut signature shoes for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant undergo a festive Easter makeover with individual stories connected to each shoe.
ナイキはThe 2014 Nike Basketball Easter Collection 327日発表した。3モデルとも特別デザインのTシャツを同時発売する。発売は418日からNike.comで行う。more....

2014/03/28

GAP INC. REPORTS FISCAL YEAR 2013 RESULTS

We delivered solid overall performance across our brands, on top of last year's strong results," 
Glenn Murphy, CEO


GAP Inc. reported fiscal year 2013 results for the 52 weeks and sales grew to $16.15 Billion, up 5 percent on a constant currency basis ended February 1, 2014.
GAP再生は長い道のりだったが、とうとうMillard Drexlerの呪縛を解いた。Glenn Murphyが進めてきたGAP 1969 Store、Athleta SFC、Shines A Light On Modern Icons、Piperlime SOHO、Back to Blueはいずれもドレクスラー時代への決別だった。Banana RepublicのTrue Outfitter Campaignは始まったばかりだが、GAPは新しい時代に入ったのである。more...

2014/03/27

Abercrombie & Fitch : Once a favorite of teens

Abercrombie & Fitch have struggled due to changing trends in teen fashion.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) reported full year Net sales for the fifty-two week period ended February 2, 2013 were $4.12 billion and net income were $54.6 million for the fifty-two week period ended February 1, 2014, compared to net income of $237.0 million for the fifty-three week period ended February 2, 2013.
Jeffriesはこれまで何度も危機を乗り切って来た。今回も多分生き残るだろうが、そのためには彼のビジネスモデルとLGBT観は変えなければならないだろう。more....

2014/03/26

THE NIKE 2014 Spring SB LUNAR ONE SHOT


A wolf in sheep's clothing, Nike SB's latest skate shoe is full of surprises.

The Nike SB Lunar One Shot  was tested by Nike SB team riders Sean Malto and Shane O’Neill. The shoe featured padded heel, flexible herringbone outsole, mesh heel pocket and 2-piece construction result in a shoe that has an instant broken-in feel.
One Shot はツーピース・コンストラクションとLunarion Cushoningを組み合わせ、Padded Heal や Hyperscreen Traction Layer などを搭載し、見かけと違って最新のハイテクモデルである。遂にパフォーマンス・プリムソールが登場した。more....

2014/03/25

The 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award


Rihanna To Be Honored With The CFDA Fashion Icon Award 
Rihanna will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2nd at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The Fashion Icon Award is given to an individual whose style has made a significant impact on pop-culture on a global stage. Rihanna joins the ranks of past winners such as Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss, and Nicole Kidman.  
BadgalririはいまやUrban Contemporaryの最強シンガーで、ハイファッションのランウエイでフロントロウにも進出し、さらにフィラントロピストの顔も持つ。いまやブロンクスやサウスセントラルのイメージを引きずったアーバンアーチストの時代ではない。more....


A New Concept in Eyewear

Warby Parker’s third store in the city 

Warby Parker’s Upper East Side store.
Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point. Warby Parker eyewear is vailable exclusively through their website and showrooms, glasses start at $95.
Warby Parker(本社:ニューヨーク)はマンハッタンにUpper East Side store(UES)をオープンした。Warby Parkerはやることなすこと水際立っていて、最近はニューヨークだけでなく日本でもマーケティングに優れたBrick-N-Motor企業として注目度が高まってきた。more....

2014/03/24

Urban Outfitterts “Without Walls” Launch Party !


 Urban Outfitters announced its latest endeavor Without Walls
Urban Outfitters and Without Walls introduced Without Walls Launch Party on Thursday March 6th, at the Urban Outfitters store on Avenue of Americas & 14th Street. Without Walls featured the fitness apparel line and outdoor collection.
Urban Outfitters( UO:本社:フィラデルフィア)は3月6日、マンハッタンのUrban Outfitters の14th Street Store(526 Avenue of the Americas)でWithoput WallsのLaunch Partyを開催した。more...


Nike 2014 Summer Lifestyle Collection

Nike Solarsoft Run “Midnight Navy”
Nike has just released new colorway of the Solarsoft Run in a Midnight Blue. Featuring a breathable construction of mesh framed with suede and smooth leather panels. A Solarsoft footbed atop a rubber outsole allows traction and stability in the comfortable sneaker.
サマーシーズンに向かって、いよいよSolarsoftの新モデル登場がスタートした。これからなrつに向かって、ウエッジソールトレイナーのシーズンが全開する。今年も多くのSolarsoftニューモデルがリリースされるだろう。more....

2014/03/23

THE NIKE + R.T. AIR FORCE 1 COLLECTION

Nike and Riccardo Tisci: a collaboration of the Air Fore1
Riccardo Tisci's love of the Air Force 1 runs deep.  The Designer  became one of the creative directors and designers overseeing couture, womenswear and menswear for the luxury houses in the world. Basketball's deep influence is apparent in Tisci's presentations that juxtapose sport and fashion. Tisci's love of the game and the brand created an emotional link to Nike from the very start, making the Nike + R.T. AF1 collection deeply personal.  more...

adidas Originals 2014 Spring/Summer ZX FLUX

adidas Originals ZX FLUX 8K WEAVE "Mint Green" 

adidas Ogriginals launch the FLUX 8K WEAVE "Mint Green". Boasting the same 8K Weave seen on one of the pairs from the “Black Element Pack”, the new “Mint Green” runner pairs a black and green upper with contrasting orange laces, 

2014/03/22

2014 Nike Women’s Tight of the Moment 3rd Collection

SPARKLING SUNBURST BY YUKO KANATANI

Nike and Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani partner to deliver final design in series of three limited edition tights. For her design of the Nike Tight of the Moment-Sparkling Sunburst, Yuko Kanatani looked to visually capture the electric feeling one gets the moment an inspiration is born.
ナイキはNike Tight of the Moment(NTM)の2014年第3回モデル「Sparkling Sunburst」を3月14日発表した。日本人アーチストYuko Kanatani のグラフィックタイツシリーズの第3弾である。more....

Urban Outfitters : True go-to for Spring


Simply special one-piece rompers and jumpsuits with pretty floral prints and delicate detailing
Urban Outfittersの春一番プレゼンテーションはフローラルプリントの「Rompers」だった。Skinny JeansとFit & Flair Dressに飽き飽きした方はUOのロンパースをどうぞ! 
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2014/03/21

NIKE, INC. REPORTS FISCAL 2014 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Earnings per share up 4 percent in strong Q3 results.
NIKE, Inc. today reported financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended February 28, 2014. Revenues for NIKE, Inc. rose 13 percent to $7.0 billion, up 14 percent on a currency neutral basis. Net income increased 3 percent to $685.

Revenues for the NIKE Brand were $6.6 billion, up 14 percent on a currency neutral. Revenues for Converse were $420 million, up 16 percent on a currency neutral basis.
ナイキ業績は依然好調を持続し、さらに業績拡大基調にある。フューチャーオーダーは11億ドル(前期比12%増)と発表されているので、中期計画の300億ドル達成は1年前倒しになる。more....

2014/03/20

J. Crew : Store Presentation for First day of Spring

 The first day of spring is tomorrow. So we’re right on time. New Arrivals Are Here
春分の日(Vernal Equinoix Day)を祝うのはアメリカも日本も同じである。この日から春になるから、小売店は春物の打ち出しを本格化する。J. Crewは“The first day of spring is tomorrow.”のメッセージと一緒に、さっそく春一番のプレゼンテーションをMerino Mesh-Sleeve Sweater、Lace-Stripe Skirt、Sandalのコーディネートで打ち出した。more....

RUN TO FLY: THE JORDAN FLIGHT RUNNER

Nike unveils JB's first running shoe, serving top-flight athletes
Nike infroduce the Jordan Flight Runner, the Jordan Brands first  ever running product. The shoes combines ultra-supportive Dynamic Fit technology and iconic Nike Zoom cushioning. Providing the ultimate ride for training and conditioning, the Jordan Flight Runner helps prepare top-flight athletes of any sport.
ナイキはジョーダンブランドのランニングシューズ、Nike Jordan Flight Runner318日発表した。more....

2014/03/19

American Eagle Outfitters reports Fiscal 2013 Result

American Eagle Times Square store.
AEO Stumbles With Weak Holiday Sales And Low Brand Loyalty
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) announced adjusted earnings of $0.74 per share for the 52 week period ended February 1, 2014, compared to adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $1.39 per share for the 53 week period ended February 2, 2013.

Jay Schottenstein, Interim CEO stated, “The Company’s results in 2013 were highly disappointing. While tough macro conditions have persisted in our retail sector, our merchandise and overall customer experience fell short of expectations...
Urban OutfittersやJ.Crewはすでにベーシックコーディネイトチェーンから、コンテンポラリーのハイストリートチェーンに切り替えを完了しているが、AEOはこれから改革がスタートする。こんなスローペースで、現在進行中のMetro Boutique 戦争に対応できるが疑問である。CEOの首をすげ替えたくらいでは体質改善は進まない。more....