Archive for ‘trends’

October 13, 2013

▶ Retail Futures Forum 2013 : FutureLabLondon

From FutureLabLondon & LS:NGlobal
To coincide with their latest Retail Futures report, this event explored the emerging retail trends set to affect consumer thinking, product development and brand strategy over the next 3–5 years. Highlights include 10 cities to watch, the evolution of omni-channel and our top 10 retail interiors. Trends include Super-vending, Lab Talk and Twitter Commerce.

Guest speakers:
Selfridges creative director Alannah Weston on big-ideas retail and the power of culture to engage and delight the global consumer.

Google UK country sales director Peter Fitzgerald on how Google collaborations can transform your sales, marketing and your brand visibility online and offline.

Farfetch COO Andrew Robb on transforming the way we shop in more collaborative, innovative and editorial-driven spaces online.

Set designer Gary Card on imbuing bricks-and-mortar stores with a new understanding of spectacle, experience and wonder per square foot.

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.

November 28, 2011

Christopher Conn Askew


Words by MPDClick’s Graphics Trend Researcher.

“Christopher Conn Askew has unveiled an exciting new exhibition at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, CA which signifies an interesting new direction for future graphic trends.

Having mastered his craft as a tattoo artist and illustrator, Conn Askew went on to the world of fine art and with it he brought a fresh style and approach – referencing his tattoo art heritage and his ability to create unique and original design. The resulting collection has a distinctly Russian/Eastern European aesthetic to it, not least the vintage Russian tattoo styling but also with the use of cyrillic characters.

His collection, ’96 tears’ demonstrates his beautiful use of dark, propagandist colours blended with deep emotion and rich symbolism. The style is mystical with such creations as flower like creatures and masked women contributing to an overall feeling that borders on the sinister and even slightly aggressive, while still retaining an unquestionable ethereal beauty.”

via MPDClick :: Global Fashion Intelligence :: trends :: trend journal :: graphics: christopher conn askew.


August 9, 2011

Fabric trends at Textile Forum

“Fabric trends at Textile Forum August 09, 2011.
UKTextile Forum is staged at The Music Room in London during October 19-20. Fabrics woven and knitted from natural fibres will be even more evident at the October Textile Forum as new exhibitors British Alpaca Fashion, Johnstons of Elgin and The Merino Company join for the first time. “This season the emphasis is very much on natural and fancy fabrics with lace particularly prominent as the impact of the Royal Wedding shows no signs of abating. Visitors will also be able to see the upcoming trend for fabrics with a 3D effect,” says organiser Linda Laderman. “Textile Forum will also capitalise on the resurgence in demand for British-made fabrics, popular for their heritage status.”At Filtex the 3D effect is created with embroidery and Michaels Bridal Fabrics also has fabrics with this effect. According to Alan Litman in the aftermath of the Royal Wedding crochet still continues to be incredibly popular and floral laces with brushed lace is defining the new winter bridal collections.A strong range of cottons from Acorn and Ringhart, fine mens and womens wools and cashmeres from Holland & Sherry, tweeds from Marling & Evans, merino wool knits from JT Knitting and The Merino Company, buttons from R & B Accessories and exotic leathers from G H Leathers are among the extensive collections available at the October exhibition.”

via UK : Fabric trends at Textile Forum – Textile News UK.

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

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.


April 14, 2011


“If there’s anything more satisfying than knowing that you are on-trend, it is surely the awareness that you got there ahead of the rest.” – Design Week, Editors blog Wed, 13 Apr 2011 | By Lynda Relph-Knight

April 5, 2011

Trendtable – new from Li Edelkoort

Legendary trend forecaster Li Edelkoort (the name behind Trend Union & View on Colour, Provider etc) has just launched a new social media site called Trend Tablet. The images are as beautiful & inspirational as you would expect …follow the link below for further details.

“Lidewij Edelkoort is a trend forecaster, curator, publisher and educator who constantly lives in the future. Studying the links between art, fashion, design and consumer culture, Edelkoort!s work has pioneered trend forecasting as a profession, providing design and lifestyle analysis for the world!s leading brands. Since 1992, her magazines (View on Colour, InView and Bloom) have been highly influential in the creative industries.”

Trendtable is now bookmarked on my toolbar and no doubt be responsible for hours of happy and inspirational web viewing.

“This tool is accessed for free and explains how trends grow, evolve and flow; helping us to better perceive and understand they interact with our daily life, and showing the connections between edelkoort’s forecasts and a piece of art, a plant, a dress or a car…”

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.