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Introduction to the Fashion Industry

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WGSN Fashion: Reports for Forecasting

This 5 minute video gives a quick overview of WGSN Fashion focusing on the Reports features of the database. 

About WGSN

WGSN Fashion is a trend forecasting service. Brands, designers, and retailers use WGSN Fashion for trends in consumer behavior, retail, marketing and business strategy, and in-depth analysis across 14 fashion product categories. 

The primary sections of WGSN Fashion include: 

  • Reports
  • Images 
  • Design Resources

You can use WGSN Fashion Reports for 

  • Design & Inspiration: including colour, materials & textiles, prints & graphics, and street style
  • Retail Intelligence: including business & strategy, marketing, retail & buying, trade shows, and visual merchandising; and
  • Fashion Categories 

The Images Collection includes: 

  • Designer Galleries
  • Catwalk Images
  • Retail
  • Street Style
  • Trade Shows & Exhibits; and 
  • Marketing Campaigns

Design Resources include: 

  • Pantone, CNCS, CSI and NCS Colour Libraries
  • Design Components including CADS/Flats, Embellishments & Trims
  • Original Artwork: prints, graphics and clip art

Media & Videos includes videos from WGSN own series like Expert Series, Trend Minute, and WGSN Cityscape, in addition to Catwalk coverage from various Fashion Weeks and Seasons.