Posts tagged ‘Trends’

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.”


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.


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.

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.

January 21, 2011

The ‘Green Exhibition’ points the way to a better future

The future is green, as could be seen from the ‘Green Exhibition’ at this year’s Heimtextil.

“Called ‘Welcome to Utopia’ by designers Anne Marie Commandeur and Arie Vervelde of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, the ‘Green Exhibition’ comprised a landscape with white windmill fields, clouds of over-sized balloons and heavenly staircases made of light wood.

It was striking that the exhibition refrained from raising a warning finger but rather seemed to say we still have time to change things and will be given a second chance if we re-focus on essentials.

In the case of the ‘Green Exhibition’, however, it was not only the sustainable, natural-coloured textiles to be seen hanging from stands, draped over tables and scattered around Bedouin tents that attracted attention.

Considerable interest was also shown in the information on the walls, e.g., details about the Heimtextil Green Directory, a list of eco-labels and certificates, such as ‘The Blue Angel’ and the ‘FSC Forest Stewardship Council’, which help consumers not only to find sustainable home and household textiles, but also prompt them to rethink their buying habits in general and as a whole.”



via The ‘Green Exhibition’ points the way to a better future.

September 25, 2010

LA International Textile Show Trends

L.A. International Textile Show Special Section : follow the links for images

Paisley Tradition

Paisley patterns return, ranging from traditional prints to recolored novelties.

Indigo Mood

From jacquards and laces that seem dipped in indigo to shirtings that shift from denim to chambray shades, textiles convey an indigo mood.

Wild at Heart

Classic animal and reptile prints continue in sophisticated traditional colorways or are given a modern update with a jolt of color or a bit of shine.

Graphic Story

Graphic prints and bold knitted patterns give textiles a retro-modern makeover.

via LA Fashion Trends.

March 10, 2010

Online Resource

news from the trendboutique

New this week … Easier to find industry news section – as part of the free content on the site we have given the industry news its own section, make sure you regularly visit our free areas – news, blogs & also you can sign up for the network …to profile you, your portfolio or just add ‘cool finds’ of your own.

Also new jobs & internships added this week continuing our drive to bring you the best placements and graduate positions currently being advertised – we know it is a tough market out there, so hopefully we can help you to find that dream job / placement! Currently being advertised are creative & marketing positions for Selfridges, My Wardrobe, Amazon, Figleaves, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, WGSN, Molton Brown, All Saints to name but a few of the 100+ vacancies!!

Coming soon to the jobs section – Graduate Plus, new graduate positions for those with 2+ years industry experience. >> Trend Briefing by The Future Laboratory Don’t forget to book your tickets before the forthcoming Easter break, tickets are already selling fast. It’s going to be an amazing chance for students, graduates & lecturers to find out what is in store for 2010 & beyond, within a decade that is already being dubbed the ‘Turbulent Teens’.

Special Offer! Sign up to full access to until the end of July 2010 for just £30 (telephone purchases only), providing you with a great resource until the end of this academic year! * Offer open to students / graduates only. Must be purchased by calling 0115 9529116, offer not available online. The Trend Boutique (UK) Ltd Studio 4B Stoney House 26-30 Stoney Street Nottingham NG1 1LL Tel: +44 (0) 115 952 9116 E-mail:

January 25, 2010

Final line up for the Industry Trends Conference – 27th January 2010

Industry Trends Event this Wednesday (27th January) at the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham 11-5pm. Amazing speakers lined up including leading retailers, stylists, designers, costumiers, trends, event organisers, ethical brands … plus practical guides on portfolios, CVs, setting up own label, freelancing.
Go to for further details or buy tickets by tel 0115 9529116 or via Open to all fashion, textiles, & creative students … 200 tickets have already been sold (with students / graduates from all over the UK attending) … Make sure you don’t miss out!

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11.00am Key Trends for 2010 & Beyond by The Trend Boutique
A look at the key trends that look set to make an impact in 2010 & beyond, including an overview of major trend drivers plus future product direction.

12.00 noon Styling by Rebekah Roy, Freelance Stylist & Editor
Having styled & written for leading magazines, as well as, various celebrities & bands Rebekah provides us with a guide to the competitive world of styling.

1.00pm Spray-On Fabric by Dr Manel Torres, Director – Fabrican
Fabrican, the most amazing & innovative spray-on fabric that can be used for fashion & endless other applications, Manel explains some of the science behind this product.

2.00pm Colour Direction by Catherine Watkins, Colour Analyst – George @ Asda
A great insight into the importance of colour within the fashion & textiles industry and Catherine’s essential role within George @ Asda.

Event Manager by Lee Lapthrope, Creative Director – On/Off
Ever wondered what it takes to stage a major catwalk show? Creative Director of On/Off Lee explains all!

4.00pm Designer Label by Sue Baker, Design DirectorHunters & Gatherers
What does it take to run your own successful label, we asked Hunters & Gatherers to tell us about their season.

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11.00am A guide to Premiere Vision by Gill Gledhill – UK & Ireland Representative
Premiere Vision is probably one of the most important events of the design / fashion calendar, find out about event management from Gill who work on a truly global stage.

12.00 noon The Role of A Designer by Sophie Clinch, Fashion Consultant & Design Director
With a CV that includes some of the UK’s best design positions including Design Director of Miss Selfridge, Calvin Klein Jeans / Juniors, Karen Millen, and H&M this is an amazing opportunity to find out what you need to get ahead in the industry.

1.00pm Internships by Ellen Kerry, Intern – Heat Magazine
What really happens within an internship & why have become even more important & widespread, we asked a real life intern to give you a guide to how it has helped her.

2.00pm Costume Design, by Rebecca McManus, Key Costumier
A guide to becoming a costume designer by Rebecca McManus who has worked on both TV & theatre, this is an amazing chance to see behind the scenes.

3.00pm Ethical Fashion by Beate Kubbitz, Director – Makepiece
From her farm to the clothes we wear, we take a look at Beate Kubbitz unique approach to ethical fashion and wonderful self-contained supply chain.

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Practical Presentations by the Trend Boutique Team:
11.00am How to find the right positions
12.00 noon A guide CV’s and Portfolios
1.00pm How to handle interviews
2.00pm Setting up your own label
3.00pm Freelancing

To purchase tickets for this event online please book via <>  (booking fee’s apply) alternatively call The Trend Boutique directly on 0115 952 9116 (no booking fee is applicable). Tickets are £30 per person.

*please note that times & locations might change on the day so please pick up an agenda on arrival.

January 25, 2010

What the Web of Tomorrow Will Look Like: 4 Big Trends to Watch

What the Web of Tomorrow Will Look Like: 4 Big Trends to Watch

The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space.

“Did you know that it’s been nearly twenty years since the first website was placed online? Have you ever thought about how the Internet and the web have evolved in time?Ponder it: the Internet, a complex series of interconnected networks, protocols, servers, cables, and computers, has evolved from its early days as U.S. Department of Defense research project into the foundation for the World Wide Web, what we use today to interact with one another via browsers, email, Twitter, Skype, and millions of other online tools.As we approach the imminent launch of the Apple Tablet and analyze new trends coming out of out of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show our full coverage, now is good time to reflect on what the web will look like in the next decade — and beyond.I have four big predictions to share for what the web will look like in the near future. This is what I expect in the evolution of our online lives:”

1. The Web Will Be Accessible Anywhere

2. Web Access Will Not Focus Around the Computer

3. The Web Will Be Media-Centric

4. Social Media Will Be Its Largest Component

Read the rest of the story via What the Web of Tomorrow Will Look Like: 4 Big Trends to Watch.