WGSN In The Media

Wearing Your Emotions on Your Sleeve

July 1, 2016

Sarah Owen of the trend forecasting agency WGSN says she started following the aesthetic about a year and a half ago. “We were starting to talk about how because of the...

Key fashion trends for the forthcoming season

June 15, 2016

Sara Maggioni, director of retail of WGSN, the trend authority, recently presented the Spring/Summer ’17 Buyers Briefing at Source Africa, which presented key fashion trends for the season ahead, backed...

Rent The Runway To Hit $100M Revenues In 2016 Thanks To Unlimited Service

June 15, 2016

In 2016, Rent the Runway’s revenues are expected to surpass $100 million for the first time, thanks in part to the guaranteed $1700 apiece annually from its subscription members…Lorna Hall,...

Virtual reality, new tools let you redecorate from the couch

June 15, 2016

Stop moving around the new sofa to try to figure out where it fits. Forget about trying to judge a paint color from tiny samples against the wall. New tools...

Will Athleisure Become The New Office Wear?

June 13, 2016

Amiyra Perkins, a consultant with WGSN Mindset, the consultancy division of WGSN, says athleisure is maintaining its traction and expanding into the workplace because health and wellness are no longer...

Glossy Podcast: WGSN knows what will be hot in fashion in 2018

June 13, 2016

Behind many brands’ decisions to show capes or culottes on runways and in shows is WGSN, or World Global Style Network, a trend-tracking and research tool whose designers, buyers and...

WGSN Futures Awards

June 13, 2016

The WGSN Futures Awards 2016 took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London on 26 May 2016 where some of the world’s leading fashion innovators were recognised in a star-studded ceremony...

The Psychology of Customization

June 2, 2016

Monograms were, for a long time, kind of lame. “Historically, monograms or your name on your clothes was [seen as] preppy, old fashioned, or stuffy,” explains Jackie Chiquoine, associate retail...

We Chatted To A WGSN Insider About Festival Fashion

June 2, 2016

Which festival trends are big this year? We asked an expert. Who better to chat cool festival dressing and music events you can’t miss this summer than Shanu Walpita –...

WGSN To Honour Alexandra Shulman

May 24, 2016

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN, Vogue editor-in-chief, will receive the Outstanding Achievement Hall of Fame accolade at the annual WGSN  Futures Awards on Thursday, May 26. The event, which is run by global trend-forecasting agency WGSN, celebrates the fashion industry’s most innovative...

Fashion secrets: Who really decides what we wear?

May 19, 2016

In this clip from a video Alexa made for Vogue.co.uk, she meets a team of global fashion forecasters to find out how they predict what will be trending years in...

In Two Years, We’ll All Be Psychotropical

May 13, 2016

WGSN, a trend-forecasting company responsible for telling everyday people what they should buy in the future, has just released its report for the spring/summer 2018 season, which, yes, is two...

South Africa’s Bright Design Future

April 21, 2016

If you’ve ever had any doubt that South Africa has the power to be a real international trend-setter, surely the fact that WGSN, the global trend authority for fashion and the...

WGSN opens Africa office

April 18, 2016

With a growing presence in Africa, global trend forecaster, WGSN, has opened its Africa head office in Cape Town, and will host a series of trend seminars across Africa later...

LA vs. NYC: How I Wear White Sneakers

April 5, 2016

Jian Deleon, Senior Menswear Editor at WGSN and Self-Confessed sneaker collector (he’s got over 80 pairs), says “White sneakers are the footwear equivalent of negative space. They give you more...

WGSN to present SS18 trends at MarediModa

April 1, 2016

MarediModa, the international trade fair dedicated to lingerie and beachwear textiles, has teamed up with trend forecasting authority WGSN and the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, to present...

A Very Meta, $59 Way To Get Your Vetements Fix

March 29, 2016

Two weeks ago, Tran launched his parody line, which “reflects the blurring lines between gendered fashion, internet hype culture, and upscale streetwear fiends,” according to trend forecasting firm, WGSN.

How a Trend Forecaster Finds Inspiration From a Squad of Cool Teens

March 24, 2016

As a WGSN trend forecaster, Sarah Owen curates a too-cool Instagram and spends time at music festivals and fashion weeks to source inspiration.

Raiding the Sex Shop for the Latest Fashion

March 24, 2016

So inured have consumers become, said Robbie Sinclair, the women’s wear editor of the New York trend-forecasting service WGSN, “that when people see a rubber pencil skirt, nobody bats an...

What’s still holding women leaders back?

March 17, 2016

Carla Buzasi, global chief content officer at WGSN, says. ‘There’s an element of luck but I also think I made my own luck.’ When working for AOL, she was waiting for...