Course Description

This course is a comprehensive study of trend forecasting, demographics and social issues that affect fashion and related industries.


Course Objectives

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
trends, news

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

Photoshop Tutorials 1
Photoshop Tutorials 2
Making a Rainbow
Layers 1
Layers 2
Ads & Posters
Text Effects 1
Text Effects 2
Photo Effects / Retouching
Video Tutorials