Trends Section by The Trend Boutique 2012-13 Autumn Winter Trend Reports FREE CONTENT - Trend reports for the current season covering our 'Fragility', 'Sharp' 'Radical' and 'Remote' themes predicted 18 months ago. 2013 Spring Summer Trend Reports SUBSCRIPTION ONLY - Trend direction for the season including our directional themes 'Nouveau Riche', 'Repair', 'Converge' and 'Carnival' 2013-14 Autumn Winter Trend Reports SUBSCRIPTION ONLY - Insight into the latest trends for the season covering our themes of 'Reflection', 'Dark Clash', 'Honest' and 'Tomorrow'.
BEST OF MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016 This in fact leads us to making mention of the pastel toned colour way which kept appearing all about town: all the way from HAY’s multicoloured presentation inside La Pelota - which inspired thoughts of 1950’s-era candy shops - to Patricia Urquiola’s console and mirror from the SHIMMER series she created for Glas Italia. Unsurprisingly, Patricia was a very busy designer this season - to prove our point we must note the incredible CREDENZA collection that she collaborated on with Federico Pepe on for Spazio Pontaccio which was inspired by the stained glass windows of holy sites. Marble seemed to be another trend at this Salone, especially black Marquina marble which appeared in everything from Apparatus Studio’s Portal marble dining table, to the small, Niobe side tables designed by Federica Capitani for Zanotta, not to mention the Mr.
Interior Design Trends 2013 & 2014 Trend Tablet curated and inspired by the forward thinking and creative touch of Lidewij (Lee) Edelkoort Design Days Dubai 2012 brilliantly brought the world’s most renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort to the UAE for an enlightening talk about the trends in fashion, interiors, graphics, cosmetics, automobiles etc. for 2013 and 2014. Lidewij is a fantastic resource for designers in creating products and interiors that have longevity past the current year as she forecasts ahead by at least 2 years. An inspirational design leader shared some of Lidewij’s main points as they relate to the future trends in Interior Design with me. I thought it best to share a few of them with you as I have begun to see many of these trends emerging, most noteably with the recently held ISaloni furniture, kitchen and bath show in Milan and Maison & Objet in Paris.
What Was the Hipster? If I speak of the degeneration of our most visible recent subculture, the hipster, it’s an awkward occasion. Someone will point out that hipsters are not dead, they still breathe, they live on my block. Yet it is evident that we have reached the end of an epoch in the life of the type. Its evolution lasted from 1999 to 2009, though it has shifted appearance dramatically over the decade. It survived this year; it may persist. Indications are everywhere, however, that we have come to a moment of stocktaking. A beginner's guide to fashion trend forecasting with Geraldine Wharry - Inspired by... blog I recently interviewed fashion forecaster Geraldine Wharry who has worked with and for major brands including trend forecaster WGSN. I asked her about the art of trend forecasting, and what's next for 2013/14. Tell us a little bit about yourself…I've been a fashion designer for 13 years and have always had a strong eye for trends so I naturally evolved into trend forecasting when I moved to London after living in Los Angeles and New York. I was born, raised and studied fashion in Paris but my mother's a New Yorker and my father is British. When I finished design school I immediately went to NY so I'm multi-cultural, have lived in the main fashion capitals and basically understand the global aspect of design. I learnt the craft of fashion design with brands such as 7 for all Mankind, Ripcurl, and Triple 5 Soul and branched into trend forecasting at WGSN, where I was in charge of forecasting future trends for Womenswear.
London Cloth Company Revives The Lost Craft Of Loom Weaving – iGNANT.de From the rescue of a rusting loom in a Welsh barn to 41 tons of machinery weaving endless yards of fabric for export around the globe, the story of the London Cloth Company is a captivating tribute to the hard work, vision and determination of the gregarious Daniel Harris. Accompanied by his cat, Flo Rida, in his workshop – located in an old air force hangar on an industrial estate in Epping, London – Harris spent a chilly but sun-dappled morning introducing us to his world of weaving with the industrial machinery he single-handedly rescued and restored. The London Cloth Co is the city’s first micro-mill.
Skintone Guide - 100 real skin colors chart from Pantone color for cosmetics, fashion and designers. An exciting new collection of 110 skin tone shades for inspiration and use in any application where skin tone needs to be matched to a color standard. The PANTONE SkinTone Guide was created by scientifically measuring thousands of actual skin tones across the full spectrum of human skin types. Specially formulated to be the closest physical representations of skin colors, the library is a comprehensive visual reference of human skin tones for use in any market where skin colors are relevant. It's the only internationally available color standard to accurately match skin tones. The PANTONE SkinTone Guide Numbering System
Secrets of Social Media Revealed 50 Years Ago - David Aaker - The Conversation by David Aaker | 8:00 AM June 17, 2011 Almost 50 years ago Ernest Dichter, the father of motivation research, did a large study of word of mouth persuasion that revealed secrets of how to use social media to build brands and businesses. The study was reported in a 1966 article in HBR. A major Dichter finding, very relevant today, was the identification of four motivations for a person to communicate about brands. The first (about 33% of the cases) is because of product-involvement. The experience is so novel and pleasurable that it must be shared. International Trend Interpretation Agency Babyboomers are the biggest, wealthiest and most dominant generation. They are still very active, especially when compared to the generations before them. Kids start moving out, careers and working hours are toned down and self exploration is high. They have time, money and the network to optimally profit from their new free time. Boomers also spend a lot of time and effort in trying to stay healthy, by eating the right products and keeping up maintenance. All to stay as young and active as possible.
Kids Lifestyle Trend Expert News: We are recruiting! We are recruiting! We’re looking for a full-time Junior Trend Researcher to join us at our Newcastle-based head office. The ideal candidate would be a pro-active, organised, hard-working, committed individual with excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills. Trend Bible is a home and interior trend forecasting agency producing trend publications and delivering bespoke trend insight and strategy through consultancy relationships.