Trends and Concepts in Apparel
This course is a comprehensive study of trend forecasting, demographics and social issues that affect fashion and related industries.
Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to:
- Recognize the inter-relationship between clothing and culture.
- Examine the social, psychological, political, economic and technological influences that contribute to the development of fashion trends.
- Analyze the role clothing plays in the development of the self and examine the communicative nature of clothing and its effects on social interaction.
- Identify ways to research, analyze and understand past trends, as well as ways to apply findings to the prediction of future trends.
Pantone Book – pantone color chips and color trends
Promostyl – twice a year ( Winter and Summer)
Donegar – twice a year
Tobe reports – weekly
CAUS – Color forecast for Fashion
WWD – daily (trends)
Collezioni – trends
trade shows, fashion news, trend report
textile trend report, cotton information and promo
color forecasting reports and color information
links to other fashion sites & magazines
trends, news, runway shows
trend reports, fashion services, business links, suppliers
catwalk shows, trends
trends, research for sale
linked with Vogue & W, fashion shows, trend reports
daily email on new fashion trends by city/nation
menswear fashion news
trends, runway news, some free subscriptions
fashion news, general retail, news, subscription
fashion trends, shopping
trend information, costume, fashion and social history
latest fiber information
textile information, care guides