Archive for ‘forecasting’

October 13, 2013

State of Fashion Digital Report – Forward3D

Martin McNulty, CEO of Forward3D, talks through their latest industry report on the state of the fashion online at the WWD Digital Forum in London, July 2013.

via Martin McNulty previews our State of Fashion Digital Report – YouTube.

September 10, 2012

MOHAIR 2013/14

Lidewij Edelkoort has just presented her new 2013/14 forecast for Mohair South Africa at Maison & Objet in Paris. for a full report and to download the Colour Forecast go to Trendtablet Mohair 3 A forecast of deep hues for the nomadic interiora sandy neutral, cumin green, camel brown and an important new henna. Bright accents such as Jaffa orange, Persian saffron, mustard green and turquoise blue will show how intense mohair’s saturation can become, contrasted by jet black and slate grey.

“This year’s stand is inspired by the travelling tribes: Nomadism animates a timeworn style that is faded by age, crafted by hand and coloured by beautiful dyes. This roaming spirit is now reflected by our flexible and wireless existence today and a revived interest in living closer to the floor; a yearning for natural materials like straw, clay, wood and flax, but also animal fibres such as mohair collected from the noble Angora goat.”


July 20, 2011

Hair Glasses by Studio Swine

Thanks to The Trend Boutique for reporting this story

“British design duo Azusa Murakami & Alexander Groves from the creative design company Studio Swine have recently created a collection of sustainable fashion eyewear exploring the potential of all things, human hair. The Trend Boutique feel this new range can be seen as a more commercial & sustainable interpretation of our recent direction for developing products from human momentos seen within our Autumn Winter 2012-13 Fragility trend report.

The idea behind this new collection is a really clever one, as Studio Swine explores how the booming market for hair extensions can be expanded beyond the beauty industry and make use of the high level of waste created once the extensions are removed to make a new product that is equally desirable. The UK beauty industry imports 15 million pounds worth of human hair per year and as the demand shows no signs of abating human hair has been reimagined as a viable and most importantly renewable material.”

read the full story at Hair Glasses by Studio Swine | The Trend Boutique trends, industry interviews & jobs.

May 25, 2011

MPDClick Trends Seminar 9th June @LCF


Fiona Jenvey, CEO of Mudpie Ltd will be back at the London College of Fashion on Thursday 9th June to present forecasted trends for Autumn/Winter 12-13. Tickets for the three presentations are now on sale at

The seminar programme will focus on the key themes of Remix, Synthesise and Myriad and will cover the trend development and prediction from initial concepts, inspirations, moods, through to fabrics and colours for Male, Female and Kidswear interpretations.

Fro more information go to MPDClick :: Global Fashion Intelligence :: trends :: trend journal :: trends: mudpie seminar @ london college of fashion.

May 25, 2011

The Trend Boutique & The Future Laboratory join forces

“After many years of working together The Trend Boutique & The Future Laboratory have joined forces to offer access to their online resource LS:N Global to academia worldwide, we hope that universities will be adding this resource to their libraries in the near future – but in the mean time students, graduates & lecturers can access the free ‘Seed’ section now!! Take a look via the link below.


May 18, 2011

Barbour’s a/w 11/12 collection

Check out Barbour’s a/w 11/12 collection here on Mpdclick’s Trend Journal @barbour

April 15, 2011

milan design week 2011 on designboom

Take a look at  the library for milan design week 2011 (115 articles) on designboom

via milan design week 2011.

April 13, 2011

Milan Salone del Mobile 2011

Photos from The Milan Salone del Mobile 2011 by the Future Laboratory (via their Facebook Page)

follow the link below to view

via Milan Salone del Mobile 2011

March 29, 2011

Trend Forecasting: It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle

via Three Layer Cake » Trend Forecasting: A Primer.

Lise Kjaer is the founder and managing director of kjaer global , an internationally-recognized trend forecasting agency based in London. Specializing in long-term trends in society, kjaer global identifies and visualizes the possible future impacts of these trends on her client’s specific industry.
Kjaer global’s many clients include IKEA, Sony, Nokia, and Unilever, and kjaer global’s trend books are a valuable commodity to those who need to be in the know.

follow the link above to read the interview

March 21, 2011

Trend Preview: Autumn Winter 2011 2012 @ Scarlet Opus Trends Blog

From Victoria  – Scarlet Opus – a fabulous write up that highlights work by two of our students here in the School of Art, Design and Architecture (ADA) University of Huddersfield.

The unstoppable creative force that is Anthony Hughes – a ’BA (Hons) Surface Design for Fashion & Interiors’ undergraduate and Textile Design for Fashion & Interiors BA (Hons)’ 2nd year Elizabeth Clarke.

“Several years ago I was invited by The University of Huddersfield (where I gained my degree in the 90′s) to help deliver Trend Forecasting modules to Design students.  I’ve always enjoyed working with the different students, passing on my forecasting skills and helping them to approach their design work from a newly informed angle.  I can honestly say I get as much out of the working relationship as the students do; they inspire me, give me a forever changing alternative perspective and give me hope…because I know some of the students I’ve worked with will eventually be responsible for amazing Design solutions in the future which will benefit us all.

Today I’d like to introduce you to 2 ‘stand-out’ students I worked with during 2010/11 who, as well as being wonderful people to train, have also produced thought-provoking, professional and accurate design trend forecasts for Autumn/Winter 2011/12:”


to read the full report click here  Trend Preview: Autumn Winter 2011 2012 @ Scarlet Opus Trends Blog.