What clothing trends, colors and fabric
styles will be popular this year? Equally as important, what will be
trend next year? Fashion forecasting resources help predict trends in
the fashion industry.
The fashion forecaster must combine his or her own knowledge of fashion
design and history along with consumer business information. Design
firms and retail markets utilize forecasting services to predict trends
in color, fashion and
fabric. No company
has a crystal ball to see the future of fashion, however these companies
may at least be a step ahead of you. It can't hurt to contact them to
learn more about their fashion forecasting services.
If you are looking for a complete and accurate view into what is selling, where, to whom
and why, welcome to the club. In addition to knowing what is currently
happening in the market, fashion designers and the clothing industry in
general typically wants to plan ahead as best possible. We are
always eager to know what consumers want to buy "next season", or "next
year". Sure we want to know what is happening now, but we also
must try to forecast the future. Can you see the future?
the world's most successful companies rely on services that provide insight on what is
selling, where and why so that they can understand and leverage the latest
trends. They also rely on various techniques to help forecast future
trends. In the apparel industry this is typically referenced as
fashion trend forecasting, color forecasting, or simply trend
Some companies share market information and its far-reaching
benefits across a wide range of vertical markets, including fashion,
footwear, accessories, beauty products and more. In this section
of our website, we present some of these such companies for your
Carlin Groupe: dedicated
to fashion trends. Their web site is in both English and French. Committee for Color &
TrendsBeyond the seasonal trend analysis and forecasting
guides, the Committee for Colour and Trends offers services that are specifically
organized for designers, merchandisers, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers,
buying offices, retailers and trade show organizers. Doneger Creative Services, the trend and color forecasting and analysis division of The Doneger
Group, offers a broad range of products and services in keeping with the
direction of the industry. Their Creative Directors cover the apparel, accessories
and lifestyle markets in the Women's, Men's and Youth categories through
printed publications, online content and live presentations. This division
addresses the needs of retailers, manufacturers and other style-related
Fashion Snoops Fashion Snoops is the creator and the force behind
fashionsnoops.com, a leading online forecasting and fashion trend analysis
service covering the young men's, denim, junior ladies', children's, and
infant & toddler markets. Fashion Snoops was created by experienced
designers and merchandisers to bring practical inspiration to creative teams
in fashion and licensing companies. Through its Creative Services Division,
Fashion Snoops goes beyond the Internet lines to provide a wide variety
of consulting and outsourced services in the areas of research, design,
merchandising, styling and graphic art. Established in 2001, Fashion
Snoops serves hundreds of leading fashion companies in the USA , Canada,
Europe, Australia, Asia and South America .
(United Kingdo) : keyshapes.com is a new exciting and inspirational
online footwear information service, with complete Ladies, Men's, Kid's
Sport and Youth/Street trend reporting, along with editable footwear
key shape designs. Address: Palladium
House, 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD, United KingdomTelephone: +44 (0)203 174 0050
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]Contact Name:
Angus Linley-Hill (Managing Director) or Dawn Linley-Hill (Design Director).
In summary, keyshapes.com services include:
Trends - Detailed in-depth analysis of latest
footwear trends and colours arising from the seasonal Ready-to-Wear catwalk
shows as well as monthly trend reporting on the ever changing retail scene
for Ladies', Men's, Kid's, Sport and Youth / Street!
Keyshapes - Detailed editable footwear
illustrations and specifications associated with the detailed trend reports
are made available for downloaded and that can be manipulated utilizing
design programs such as Illustrator!
Catwalk - Comprehensive coverage of footwear
on show at the respective Ladies and Men's seasonal Ready-to-Wear fashion
shows held in New York London, Milan and Paris!
Retail - Continuous footwear retail coverage
from the major innovative fashion centres across Europe and the USA, incorporating
high-quality photographs with in-depth competitive analysis reports on forward-moving
and emerging footwear trends!
Le Book : a guide
for fashion trends as well as an inspiration for fashion designers, art
directors, fashion magazines, fashion industry stylists etc.
(United Kingdom) is the creator of Mpdclick.com a leading commercial
online fashion trend forecasting service, offering design, fashion and retail
professionals the global creative intelligence needed to succeed. With daily
updates and in-depth photographic reports on global fashion, consumer, lifestyle
and color trends, industry news and business analysis, trade fairs, retail
destinations, major runway shows and cultural influences on trends and fashion,
plus access to your very own downloadable graphic, print and garment shape
resource library, Mpdclick is a low cost way of increasing the productivity
of your team by providing them with up-to-date trend information and market
research available 24 hours a day. With 18 years experience working with
retailers, manufacturers and suppliers across the world, Mudpie understands
what its customers need and how to deliver practical, reliable and affordable
solutions for your business. Contact: Jo Little E-mail:
[email protected] Request a free trial online at www.mpdclick.com or ask your
nearest agent to set one up for you.
Next Trim: Next Trim is an online subscription service
(they don't sell any trim) that keeps track of
what all major fashion brands are doing with their trim, labeling and marketing
design. They have a global team that collects
and shows images of the best new designs for trim and apparel detailing
(pocket designs, sewing treatments, decorations etc...) and catalogs them
through the web site. They also track all of the
trends in apparel trim and packaging, as well as the newest ideas and concepts.
They add hundreds of new items every week fresh
from the largest as well as most innovative brands from Europe, the US and
Japan. Their service is a way for your designers,
merchandisers and marketers to stay on top of the latest and best in the
world of fashion trim without leaving their desks - they
bring it all to you. Their service is of value
to anyone involved with apparel design, merchandising, labeling and marketing
design as well as trim specification and purchasing. Address:
P.O. Box 1610 Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Tel: 310.230.8448 Fax:
310.573.9443 [email protected]
Overseas Publishers Representatives
(OPR) The Source for Fashion Information since 1933. Showroom/Store: 247
West 38th St., 12th floor, New York NY 10018. (212) 564- 3954 (800) 666
Books: Fashion, Graphic, Textile
Color and Trend Seminars
Pantone Color Guides
Peclers Paris: Peclers Paris is the leading international trend
forecasting agency, offering both consultancy services and a line of trend
publications, deciphering consumer expectations for all markets. Address: 155 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Phone 323.333.5279
Fax 213.741.0323 E-mail [email protected] Contact : Sarah Brady
Pomostyl: international style and design agency focusing on global trend forecasting
of fashion, color and style.
: they provide trend books, and fashion trend consulting services.
In addition, they provide fashion design services.
SnapFashun : BGA/SnapFashun your source for Los Angeles and
European retail reporting, merchandising and original design. An up-to-the-minute,
close-up look at the hottest-selling items in the trendiest cities.
BGA's newest product, EyeSpy covers the hottest-selling items and details
from Europe and Los Angeles in a unique digital format that includes
photos, movies, and sketches. SnapFashun are the publishers of the
Library. No other service satisfies the needs of designers and manufacturers
for a continuous stream of updated fashion information.
They have also launched in 2007, Style Lens.
StyleLens.com(developed in association with SnapFashun) : is
a subscription based online service that provides global fashion trend and
forecast reports for apparel manufacturers, retailers and schools.
: Stylesight is a team of seasoned and accomplished industry insiders whose
extensive careers traverse the fields of fashion design, trend analysis,
forecasting, reporting, merchandising and apparel manufacturing. They understand
the business of fashion and fashion as a business. They make the some
times tedious work of fashion research immediate, painless and enjoyable.
Their content provides everything a merchandiser and designer needs to assess
current trends, collaborate and analyze their trend forecasts and reporting
for effective results during your design cycle.
Tobe is an international fashion and retail consulting service. Their clients
depend on them for reality-based strategies and utilize them as an indispensable
senior-level management tool. Consumer behavior is at the heart of their
research and analysis. Tobe clients include top line department and
specialty stores, mass merchants, chain stores, fashion press as well as
colleges and universities. Tobe provides in-depth fashion and retail analysis,
trend forecasting, product and brand development, merchandising and strategic
planning and market news. For over 75 years, Tobe's experienced, respected
retail consultants have monitored the global marketplace with an unbiased
eye. T obe publishes The Tobe Report, the fashion industry's leading and
most respected fashion consulting publication for retailers. The Tobe team
analyzes markets and businesses including women's, children's, men's apparel,
accessories, home, lifestyle, textiles, colors, e-commerce and multi-channel
Bible (United Kingdom) : Trend Bible is a new generation
trend forecasting service for the home, gift and packaging industry. They
forecast lifestyle trends using a 'magpie' approach, fusing the work of
up and coming designers with unique vintage finds. Trend Bible is published
twice a year and is supported with monthly online trend updates so that
clients can work closely to the season, enabling buyers and designers to
offer their customer new products, more often. Each issue features 4 key
directions including colour palettes, fabric, wallpaper, flooring and trim
samples and a CD Rom containing all imagery appearing in the book. Trend
Bible provides worldwide clients with up to the minute forecasts so that
they can make informed decisions about their business and minimize risk.
They know the customer and they know the market, but they also know they
evolve and why. It's their job to keep you ahead of these changes.
e-mail : [email protected]
Contact: Joanna Feeley Trend Bible +44 (0) 191 241 9939
Trend Council : Trend Council
is a niche online forecasting service that provides valuable color and trend
information to help you make accurate decisions for your business based
on factual analysis by industry leaders. Trend Council focuses on the Ladies,
Juniors, Mens, Young Mens, and Active markets. Address 430 W 24th St suite
1B NYC 10018 Phone 917 710-6466 E-mail
[email protected] Contact:
/ FashionInformation.com is a new concept in fashion reporting
published exclusively on the Internet. A womenswear forecasting and trend
reporting service offering a close and detailed insight into fashion trends
from a unique perspective.
Trends West Los
AngelesBarbra Night, a former fashion editor at California
Apparel News, created TRENDS WEST in the mid l980's to provide extensive
coverage on Los Angeles. AT RETAIL and WHAT'S
HOT L.A. Since then, Trends West Notebooks
have become a vital tool for major manufacturers
and retailers around the globe. Published
monthly, 12 times per year (Trends West Man is published every other month,
six times per year), each issue is item driven
and designed to provide both inspiration and
direction on every page. In
addition, Trends West offers many different category
photo packs (Screens, Licensed Product, Accessories, Children's,
Denim, Shoes, Lingerie/Sleep, Swim and more), great for zeroing in on
specific and individual
needs as well as a unique sample buying service
that ensures clients have exactly what
(as in key items) they need,
as and when they need
them. Trends West Los Angeles focuses not only
on key items, but also on the
re-interpretation time and time again.
Trends West Los Angeles is committed to shopping
the stores and scouring the streets each and
every day with one goal
in mind...to save you time
and maximize your efforts while
shopping L.A...the place where
real trends begin! Address:
8425 West Third Street #301 Los Angeles CA 90048
Phone 323-655-2200 Fax
Worth Global Style Network : WGSN is the leading global service providing
online research, trend analysis and news to the fashion, design and style
industries. Launched in early 1998 by founders Julian and Marc Worth, WGSN
is sweeping the style industry, being viewed as one of the most dynamic
and successful service to emerge online. Their staff travels extensively
on behalf of subscribers and works with a network of experienced writers,
photographers, researchers, analysts and trendspotters in cities around
the world, tracking the latest stores, designers, brands, trends and business
: Based in New York, they are a boutique agency that has been providing
trends analysis, consumer research and marketing direction since 1986 for
businesses and advertising agencies that need to reach the 82 million young
adults, teens and tweens in the United States. Trends and tastes in the
youth market are constantly changing. To keep you a step ahead of the game,
they publish THE HOT SHEET, a bimonthly trend report on young people between
the ages of 8 and 24.
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#1- Beyonce's hit "If I were a Boy"
inspired this menswear/unisex look. Florence
#2- Rock Concert VIP Lounge... steeped in
the magic of "rock and roll black" and the implied
rebellious nature associated with the genre. London
#3- Lantern silhouettes are items with Eastern and
Middle Eastern influences that are fitted at the hem or ankle
and make their way up to full volume at the hip or waist.
#4- The new print scene in L.A. is far different
than anywhere else. Small intimate Holiday parties at home
in Holiday-like casual mode is a given. Los Angeles
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