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Hong Kong protests: business is not as usual

The city-wide unrest has hit retailers and tourist-dependent businesses hard, as mass rallies and clashes between police have taken place in the city’s main retail and tourism areas on weekends.

Creating Tomorrow: filling the needs void

We are bored with big business. Our trust in politicians must surely be at an all-time low. Global corporations need to work harder and …

Creating Tomorrow: are you a Compressionalist?

Introducing The Compressionalists. A time-pressured, decision-averse cohort, who want you to make life easier for them.

Creating Tomorrow: finders keepers

On my many trips to the WGSN office in NYC I take carry-on only and no-one’s asked me to buy anything from CVS or Walgreens in ages. Until last month that is.

Creating Tomorrow: products (and people) with purpose

At WGSN we’ve identified an emerging consumer tribe called the Kindness Keepers who, driven by the casualisation of hate culture, income inequality and narrowing intellectual viewpoints, are fighting back with empathy, local action – and their wallets.

Creating Tomorrow: Generation X

You might have seen it back in January. Plenty of Gen Xers did. A graphic popping up on a US TV channel explaining the different generations and their birth years. Well, nearly all the different generations.

Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli on fashion, cinema and imagination

WGSN's Cassandra Napoli attended The Atelier with Alina Cho to hear guest Pierpaolo Piccioli talk fashion, cinema and imagination.

SXSW 2019: Key Highlights

In the past, SXSW Interactive attendees might have expected to learn and discuss the latest and greatest in innovation and creativity however this year, …

Coloro X WGSN: How colors are forecasted

What sits across all areas of design? What can make or break a collection? What does every design season kick off with? Your color …

IAM Weekend: From Cyber Ecology, to post-human philosophy

An annual summit in Barcelona, IAM Weekend is a conference unlike any other. WGSN Insight's Martina Rocca was in attendance this year – here's what she learnt.

Design Indaba day one: 25 insights for 25 years

The Design Indaba conference will be 25 next year, and here are some of the most thought-provoking comments from the speakers from the 2019 offering, in a three part series on WGSN.

boohooMAN CEO Samir Kamani on streetwear, consumer insights and a new collaboration

WGSN's Menswear Director Volker Kettenis caught up with boohooMAN CEO, Samir Kamani, to talk their latest collaboration (a staggering 200-piece collection with Quavo), a streetwear-focused approach and the new menswear consumer.