Trend Experts

Rachel Arthur
Senior Editor

Media & Marketing

As Senior Editor of Media & Marketing, Rachel identifies and analyses trends in communications, brand strategy and new developments across the digital landscape, and leads WGSN’s comprehensive ad campaign analysis. Rachel has broad market knowledge having contributed to WGSN’s News, Business, Think Tank, Pop Culture, Celebrity and Beauty directories.

Katie Atkinson
Senior Editor

Intimates & Swim

Katie joined WGSN as senior intimates and swimwear editor after working for Stylesight on forecast reports for three years. Her knowledge of the intimates and swimwear market comes from working at several retailers, including H&M in Stockholm, ASOS and La Senza.

Vanessa Belleau
Senior Consultant

WGSN Mindset

As a senior consultant in the WGSN Mindset team, Vanessa develops and presents bespoke consulting projects that underpin how future trends impact brands and consumers. Vanessa is very passionate about helping clients make better future business decisions by providing commercial insight. Vanessa joined WGSN after 7 years in brand and consumer research at Ipsos and Kantar Worldpanel working with clients like Clarks, Levi’s, L’Oreal, Kao Brands and Boots.

Jane Monnington Boddy
Head of Department

Womenswear, Colour, Beauty, Swim & Intimates

Jane has over 20 years of industry experience in design and Trend. Before joining the management team at WGSN, Jane was Senior Director of forecast at Stylesight for 7 years, creating the world-leading trend and colour reports. Before embarking on a career in colour direction and trend forecasting, Jane worked as a designer for Yves Saint Laurent, Emmanuel Ungaro. As well as running her own knitwear range, sold at luxury stores such as Selfridges. Jane has also designed for the high street, including Marks & Spencer and Debenhams.

Lizzy Bowring
Head of Department

Catwalks

Lizzy Bowring is a seasoned creative leader with over 20 years of experience in the Global Design and retail industry. She has worked in trend and design director positions at Nordstrom, Sears, Spiegel, and Coles Myer Retail. Having been responsible for developing commercial product, specialising in Womens Apparel, Trend, colour and product development, she is now based in London overseeing WGSN’s comprehensive Catwalk and womenswear analysis.

Charlotte Casey
Senior Editor

Materials & Knitwear

Charlotte brings a wealth of knitwear design expertise to WGSN, having previously worked with a diverse range of brands and labels such as Winni Lok, New Look, Nicole Farhi and McQ for Alexander McQueen. With a balance of creativity and commercial relevance she delivers for WGSN a comprehensive offer of seasonal and close-to-season knitwear trends and analysis reportage across mens and womenswear apparel categories.

Chris Coleman
Head of Department

Prints & Graphics

Chris joined WGSN in 2005 as Head of Print & Graphics and Branding & Packaging. A highly experienced graphic designer, he has spent 19 years in the industry, previously as Senior Graphic Designer at Firetrap and has worked for clients such as Kangol, Admiral Sportswear and MTV Europe, Topman, Marks and Spencer, Dorothy Perkins and Tommy Hilfiger.

Sophie-Lucie Dewulf
Senior Editor

Materials & Sourcing

As senior editor for materials & sourcing, Sophie analyses the global textile and accessory supply market, from fibre to fabric. Delivering commercial novelties and market trends from trade shows, catwalks and retail for this specific category. Sophie trained within the Italian fashion business and international textile manufacturing industry, and has over 20 years experience.

Veronica Hendry
Senior Editor

Active

Veronica is an experienced performance sports wear specialist with over 16 years in the industry working in New Zealand, Australia and Europe for global brands including adidas and Speedo. Her career highlights include adidas London 2012 and Stella McCartney's Team GB collections. A natural aptitude for functional yet dynamic design and an expert in sport specific colour, Veronica brings her talent for sportswear innovation and vision to WGSN as senior editor.

Jaclyn Jones
Senior Editor

Womenswear

As the senior editor for womenswear, Jaclyn is located in our New York office, bringing a commercial and US perspective to our global team. Jaclyn covers events such as New York Fashion week, global fashion weeks, trade shows, and press previews identifying and analyzing trends. Her previous experience includes design, colour, and product development for companies such as Target, Sears Holdings, and Jones New York.​

Volker Ketteniss
Head of Department

Menswear

Volker joined WGSN as Head of Menswear from global brand Timberland, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of the industry across design, trend forecasting and product development. His role as senior designer included research and design for the Timberland Boot Co and mainline apparel collections for Europe and Asia.

Ellen Kirkhope
Head of Department

Kidswear

As the head of WGSN's Kidswear team, Ellen ensures global trends, insider information and expert design are delivered for this diverse category. Well respected within the industry she is also a key contributor to the future forecast team. Drawing on her previous experience with global brands such as The Walt Disney Company, she holds both New Designers and D&AD awards.

Amy Leverton
Director

Youth & Denim

As Director of Youth and Denim, Amy Leverton is responsible for all reporting and analysis within the global youth culture and denim markets. Her team covers multiple areas including Denim, Juniors, Young Men's, Streets and Events and Music as well as New Media. Amy's career started in 2003 at the niche online company Oki-ni where she designed mens and womenswear with brands such as Levi's, Lee and Evisu.

Yvonne Luk
Chief Editor

APAC

Yvonne Luk is an established editorial expert with over ten years experience in the fashion and product creation industries. She focuses her expertise on researching and filtering current and upcoming fashion, consumer, product and retail trends for the APAC region and China in particular.

Jacqui Ma
Head of Department

Footwear & Accessories

Jacqui works on creative direction and all aspects of future trends within WGSN's footwear and accessories areas. With eight years’ experience in the accessories market, Jacqui has previously designed products for Nokia, Microsoft, Motorola and Puma International as well as luggage design at Tripp for Debenhams and its collaboration with Jasper Conran.

Sara Maggioni
Senior Editor

Retail & Buying

Sara graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Styling and Photography from London College of Fashion and has worked as a photographer, for publications such as Vogue.it. As well as heading up the What’s In Store directory, Sara compiles key reports such as seasonal buyers briefings. Sara has recently spent three months in Asia, working from the WGSN’s offices in Shanghai and HK.

Cassi Bryn Michalik
Senior Editor

City By City

Cassi Bryn Michalik oversees global travel content for WGSN's City By City section. Born and raised in New England, Cassi moved to New York City to attend New York University, and graduated from The Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2001, with a degree in Marketing and Psychology. Cassi is an American living in Paris and has been with the company for 9 years.

Helen Palmer
Head of Department

Materials & Knitwear

Helen is a knitwear and yarn expert with over 17 years' experience in design, product development and trend forecasting. A visionary for design organisations such as Peclers Paris, International Textiles Magazine and Première Vision, she also contributes creative direction for fast-fashion high-street multiples in Europe and the US, and collaborates on yarn innovation with spinning-industry leaders on a seasonal basis.

Angela Rumsey
Senior Editor

Retail

Angela joined WGSN in 2006 as Senior Editor of the Business Strategy directory, and was pivotal in the launch of WGSN’s Marketing directory. Working with a network of global contributors, she also co-edits WGSN's Fashion Reports. Angela was previously deputy editor of Emap's Media & Marketing Europe magazine.

Katie Sturch
Senior Editor

Analytics & Product

With over 10 years expertise in product analysis, spanning retail, trade shows and catwalks, Katie oversees WGSN's product analytics reporting of the season's most influential items across all product areas. Using intelligence from WGSN's INstock data tool, Katie and the team offer unparalleled commercial insight into the items driving the global markets, how and when they are hitting stores, and their shelf-life, to ensure clients make confident trading decisions.

Clare Varga
Head of Department

Youth, Denim, Kids & Active

Clare Varga is a sportswear expert with over 16 years experience in design and product creation. Her strong creative vision and in-depth understanding of the sports and active apparel market was developed during her time as creative director at Reebok Europe, and designing kits for Liverpool FC, Wales RFU, Venus Williams and the British Athletics Federation.

Theresa Yee
Editor

Beauty

Theresa Yee manages and edits WGSN’s beauty directory, reporting on the latest global beauty trends, catwalk hair and make-up, product development, trade shows and retail news. As beauty editor, Theresa is also responsible for WGSN’s beauty forecast reports, which identify future beauty trends two years ahead of season.

Helen Sac
Senior Editor

Prints & Graphics

As Senior Editor for Prints & Graphics Helen oversees the analysis of the print and graphics market and collaborates on the coordination, creation and layout of the Forecast trend boards. Previously, Helen trained as a graphic designer and worked for a leading Melbourne-based fashion house specialising in streetwear and denim brands, designing for garments and marketing and branding collateral.

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