Representatives from Stylesight.com
came out to FIDM recently to give a presentation on the Fall/Winter 2011 Trends. That's right—2011! Predictive trend publications work far in advance so designers can get to work on their collections.
At the high level: paint splash prints (think Impressionism); color palette includes neutral tones like mushroom, clay, and alabaster; patchwork in denim; waxed canvas; antique metallics; 3D forms (just like 3D is getting huge in film, it's hitting fashion too); fish leather; and organic influences...just to name a few.
Stylesight.com is an amazing resources. They not only report on trends, but they also provide runway analyses, flat sketches, celebrity fashion reports, trade show updates, and so much more.
Stylesight.com is a virtual playground for Visual Communications students. You can search through window displays for so many cities. Want to see what's in the window for Bottega Veneta in Milan? How about Bebesh in Sao Paulo? It's amazing.
FIDM Alumna Courtney Schultz works at Stylesight.com as a Site Genius. She says, "I love being in a position to work with so many different companies. The amazing thing about trend is that it affects all markets, not just fashion. [Stylesight] gives trend direction to everyone from paint companies to skate companies, and everything in between. The great part about the position I'm in, is that I get to be the student and soak up trend like a sponge. I am very happy and I can't wait to see where my path will lead me."
FIDM Students have access to Stylesight.com as well as so many other online resources like WWD and WGSN. Not only that, the FIDM Library subscribes to over $100,000 worth of predictive trend publications in a single year. Some of the subs are $7,000 for just two books. Excellent research opportunities.
Stylesight.com gave the presentation in the FIDM Library and lunch was served.