Originally a fashion merchandising site, Fashion Windows has evolved into a fashion and retail trade e-zine. Its four main areas are designers, visual merchandising, store windows and mannequins. Some content is available only through subscription.
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The challenge (and opportunity) for retailers is to strengthen digital capabilities while fully harnessing the physical model they’ve built over decades. All while navigating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) implications.
A not-for-profit trade association that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 350 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. Check-in for the latest in professional fashion news, awards, and business mentoring to emerging fashion designers.
An excellent tool to use for forecasting future trends and delivering up-to- the-minute trade show coverage in all major fashion categories from men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, accessories, and footwear to manufacturing resources and service providers.
The Pantone Color Institute offers a universal language of color that supports color conscious decisions for brands and manufacturers in the industries of: textiles, apparel, beauty, interiors, architectural and industrial design.
Learn more from our Library's collection of Pantone books that contain unique color insights and explore the fundamentals of color, color messages and meanings, and how color can be used to create a mood or evoke a feeling, as well as the role of color throughout history.
Incorporates image recognition and machine learning to pinpoint the design details that matter in fashion, beauty, and home categories like print, color, size, silhouette, and material, that are the foundation of successful product ranges. If you're new to retail data -- there are clear subject categories offered through the navigation menu.
Trend Tablet is a social media platform founded by Lidewij Edelkoort who 'shares some' of her free trend forecasting insight. This interactive tool explains where trends come from, how they evolve over time, and what role they play in our lives and futures.
Tip of the Hat ...
This helpful article written by Helen Taylor Lane, a librarian at the Fashion Institute of Technology, sheds further light on trends resources and lists several additional tools useful for this project: