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.

Jane Monnington Boddy
Head of Department

Womenswear

Jane Monnington Boddy is the Senior Director of Forecast, and oversees the content of the forecast team across all categories including Women’s, Men’s and Childrenswear. As well as previously running her own knitwear range, sold at luxury stores such as Selfridges, Jane also has extensive experience designing 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.

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 16 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.

Jason Hall
Director

Menswear

As Director of Menswear, Jason has extensive experience in pinpointing subtle shifts in menswear for the global marketplace. With 10 years of experience in New York City, Paris and London, Jason has previously worked in design, concept and colour in roles with several of America and Europe’s largest retailers.

Elle Hankinson
Senior Editor

City by City

Elle co-directs WGSN’s travel and arts-based content, commissioning and writing global city guides and arts analysis, in addition to contributing to Advisory and special projects. Elle also writes for publications including Tank, i-D and Garage magazines and consults with brands ranging from Nike to Sophie Hulme. Elle is widely considered a principle voice in sports, culture and lifestyle crossover and you can often find her running marathons.

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.

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.

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
Head of Department

Events

As editor of WGSN's Trade Shows and International Fashion Weeks directories, Katie works with a network of specialist analysts to cover over 150 events a year. She uses her honed commercial perspective to ensure WGSN's analysis captures the most important seasonal trends set to impact the future retail market, as well as the brands that are driving it.

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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