WGSN In The Media

Virtual reality, new tools let you redecorate from the couch

February 13, 2017

Above all, though, says Allyson Rees, a senior editor at global forecast firm WGSN, shoppers should do their homework.

A heart for business: Stylist investigates the rise of ethical companies

February 10, 2017

So, why are we seeing a surge in the caring economy right now? Apparently, it’s us driving the change. “We’ve seen a consumer backlash against the current economic and political...

When ‘Nude’ Is Only Nude for Some People

February 8, 2017

“Finally, the fashion and beauty industries are catching up,” said Katie May Atkinson, an analyst at trend forecasting firm WGSN, “but it’s been a long time coming.”

What’s Next For Jean Jackets?

February 7, 2017

Lourdes Linares, the associate West Coast editor for WGSN, expects the jean jacket trend to evolve this spring with new silhouettes.

#TechTalk: Three Fashion Insiders Chat With Bazaar About The Impact Of Technology On The Industry

February 6, 2017

While we’re known in the industry for our fashion vertical and producing forecasts and analysis based on design trends, we just recently launched WGSN’s Insight platform. Here the Insights team...

Fads, trends and sellers

January 25, 2017

With over 200 Indian clients operating in market for more than 10 years, global trend authority WGSN informs them about the shifting course of design. Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Coxhill,...

What does the store of the future look like?

January 25, 2017

Following Amazon Go, four industry experts share their views on what lies ahead for bricks-and-mortar retail.

The way you shop will change forever this year. Here’s how.

January 24, 2017

“We had been operating for this idea that bigger is better, the superstore or supercenter. Now we’re seeing a shift away from that, brands closing their stores, reconsidering their footprint,”...

10 lessons for young designers

January 24, 2017

There are some universal truths that stand the test of time. Here are 10 Lessons for young Designers by WGSN Editor Sarah Owen.

Design Forecast: 5 Trends to Watch for in 2017

January 23, 2017

Sarah Housley, editor of trend forecasting company WGSN, believes that surfaces will be moving away from the flawless rose gold and high shine metals of previous years and heading in...

The future of fashion in the UAE

January 20, 2017

‘The UAE is more than coming into its own, particularly with the internal emphasis on homegrown designers,’ says Jane Monnington Boddy, director of Colour and Womenswear at trend forecaster WGSN.

eporta and WGSN highlights the trends that were big in 2016

January 13, 2017

eporta, one of the fastest growing and largest global interior trade networks, has collaborated with world-leading trend service, WGSN, to analyse and share the buying trends and insights from its...

Know What’s Next: WGSN Facilitates Fashion Trendsetting with Advanced Analytics and an International Network of Experts

January 13, 2017

“Our mission is, ‘Create Tomorrow,’” said Emily Spiegel, Senior Marketing Manager, Content and Product at WGSN. “We’re very much about empowering our clients to have the confidence to create the...

Colour of the year: 2017 is given the green light

January 6, 2017

Trend forecasters WGSN note that many of their recent reports have reflected the shift, a sharp departure from last year’s Pantone pick – a blend of the warm tone they...

’80s shapes, custom wigs are among 2017 trends

January 6, 2017

The first order of business is ushering in the new power suit, said Sidney Morgan-Petro, retail editor for WGSN, a global trend-forecasting firm. The rise of athleisure-inspired comfort combined with...

Dressing up, going casual are merging in menswear

January 6, 2017

“Men are dressing down, but they are also dressing up,” said Jian DeLeon, senior menswear editor for WGSN, a global-trend forecasting firm. “It’s the choose-your-own-adventure era in menswear. He’s trying...

Gearing up for 2017

December 30, 2016

Brace yourselves for an ’80s resurgence, but don’t start having nightmares about outfits that look straight out of Designing Women. Sidney Morgan-Petro, retail editor at trend forecasting firm WGSN, says...

Ombre was the biggest design trend of 2016

December 30, 2016

It’d be easy to think this was a case of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but the rise of ombre is very real. “It’s definitely a trend,” says Lisa White, creative director...

9 Incredible 2017 Beauty Trend Predictions You Need to Know

December 30, 2016

We also asked trend forecasting company WGSN’s beauty editor to reveal the global trends that are set to make waves here in the U.K. in 2017. Keep scrolling for 9...

The fitness trends you won’t stop hearing about in 2017

December 29, 2016

According to WGSN, the leading global trends forecaster, there are more than 1.2 million #restday hashtags on Instagram, and it’s not just stretching, foam rolling, and mind-body workouts gaining steam.