Founded in 1998 in London, WGSN disrupted the market with a pioneering online trend library. We were the first to combine high—end technology with human ingenuity to meet the unique needs of the global creative industry. Insights and inspiration from around the globe could now be accessed at the click of a mouse.
How we can help
By staying ahead and informed, you can create the future you see – and want – for yourself, your business and your consumers. With over 250 trend forecasters and data scientists globally we help 6,500 businesses stay relevant and find their next growth opportunities. Together with our 74,000 active users, we create tomorrow coupling qualitative research with quantitative insights and custom advisory services.
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We supplement our big ideas and forecasts with big data including retail data, consumer brand perceptions to gauge what’s trending with consumers. Discover the performance of your brand and that of your competitors.Learn more about our analytic products
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We will work with you to help you connect the dots among future macro-trends, know what they mean for you, when and how to adopt them. So that you can find your next growth opportunity.See how our advisory team can help you
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A World of Trend Expertise
Our trends team has a combined industry experience of more than 700 years. They are drawn from all walks of the industry and are all driven by the same goal, to help our members achieve greater success.Get In Touch
Head of Mindset, Strategic Insights, WGSN
Andrea is a seasoned journalist with an in-depth knowledge of the Americas’ consumer marketplace and mindset. As Director, Insight and Executive Editor, Americas, Andrea drives the department in the Americas from an editorial point of view and acts as content team leader from the New York office.
Director of Catwalks
A seasoned creative leader in the global design and retail industry, Lizzy oversees WGSN’s comprehensive catwalk coverage and womenswear analysis. She's worked in trend and design director positions at Nordstrom, Sears, Spiegel and Coles Myer Retail, where she was responsible for developing commercial product, specializing in women's apparel, trend, colour and product development.
Head of Design & Development
Chris joined WGSN in 2005 as head of Prints & 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.
Head of Mindset, LATAM
CREATIVE. STRATEGIC. Daniela uses her creativity and strategic thinking to study new behaviours and develop business insights for industries that want to understand their consumer. With 10-year experience, she used to be an entrepreneur and for the last 7 years at WGSN has been working with clients from different industries throughout Latin America. Through strategic thinking and an action-driven approach, her projects always have the goal of showing how trends and insights must be turned into specific, measurable and profitable actions aligned with the overall business goal. For Daniela, the future is collaborative.
Director of Footwear and Accessories
With over 10 years experience in design, trend forecasting and product development, Claire has a diverse resume spanning consultancy projects with Swarovski, Pandora, Next and Topman and analyzing trends for both WGSN and Stylesight. Claire directs all content for womenswear and Menswear and has an in -depth knowledge of the international commercial market and a strong understanding of how big ideas can shape the future.
Head of WGSN Insight
As Head of Insight at WGSN, Lorna Hall is responsible for a team of experts reporting on best practice and innovation across all forms of retail including online and offline strategies, store design, marketing and visual merchandising. Before joining WGSN in 2009, she was the executive editor of the UK's fashion trade magazine Drapers.
CREATIVE. STORYTELLER. Amy inspires clients to create brand futures. After studying buying at university, Amy went on to work in the womenswear, lingerie and Kidswear industry before joining WGSN. With 8 years of experience in retail and buying, Amy has worked with luxury and high street brands, collecting a variety of consumer knowledge which she brings to the Live team. For Amy, the future is community.
Consultant Director, APAC
GLOBAL. THINKER. Greer is a frequent traveller, forever curious about places and people. With a background in fashion design across Australia and the UK, Greer moved into trend at WGSN, working with clients across Asia Pacific and globally. Specialising in a ‘glocal’ approach, Greer’s international experience enables her to understand consumers and disseminate trends to a local level and collaboratively define effective brand strategies. For Greer, the future is about connections.
Director of 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 Company and mainline apparel collections for Europe and Asia.
Director of Denim
With close to 20 years of experience in the world of denim from design, development, washing and finishing and fabric sourcing, Dio brings a vast amount of industry experience. Dio has previously worked for many of our top clients and has consulted for the likes of Levi’s, Forever 21, C&A, Bestseller China, and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few. A passionate conservationist, Dio is very eager to promote cutting edge denim innovations that are not only trend driven, but environmentally sound.
Head of Fashion
Catriona Macnab, Head of Fashion at WGSN, is a creative trend forecaster and is based at WGSN’s office in London. Macnab joined WGSN 12 years ago, fostering WGSN’s authority in trend futures across the fashion and creative industries. Macnab leads a team which advises fashion and design companies from luxury groups to multi-national stores and specialist brands on what is coming next in areas such as colour, fabric and style.
Director of 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 Director of Retail & Buying, Sara heads up WGSN's What’s In Store directory, and compiles key reports such as seasonal buyers briefings.
Head of WGSN Live
TREND. GURU. Fully embedded in the trend industry. After studying Womenswear Design at the London College of Fashion, she went onto product development with 3 high end UK designers, and then moved onto trend forecasting, working with 2 global trend offices prior to arriving at WGSN. Kim brings 8 years in the womenswear industry, and 27 years in global trend forecasting, covering all market sectors, to all her client meetings and presentations. For Kim, the future is continually studying the ever-evolving global trends that surround us.
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Director of Colour
With 20+ years of experience in design, colour direction and trend forecasting, Jane heads WGSN's Colour team. Prior to WGSN, Jane was Senior Director of Forecast at Stylesight, worked as a designer for Yves Saint Laurent, Emmanuel Ungaro, Marks and Spencer and Debenhams, and ran her own knitwear range, which sold at luxury stores such as Selfridges.
Head of Retail & Product Analysis
Francesca Muston heads WGSN's Retail & Product Analysis team, providing comprehensive analysis across all product areas, including insight into exactly how items are hitting shop floors. Focusing on key products, colours and styling directions, the team also reports on VM trends, international trade shows and city guides tailored for professional travel.
Director of Knitwear, Materials & Textiles
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.
Director of Operations, Mindset
STRATEGIC. COMMERCIAL. Clare is driven by unlocking the full value of creative & strategic minds. After studying fine art, she worked across marketing, licensing, creative and design industries. With more than 15 years management experience in international agencies, she specialises in ensuring that client’s briefs are met with strategic and innovative solutions. For Clare, the future has unlimited potential.
Consultant Director, APAC
GLOBAL. CITIZEN. Helen thinks big to enable your creative teams to do the same. After studying visual communication, Helen worked across product development and prints & graphics, before transitioning to trend where she worked everywhere from Paris to Seoul. With over 10 years of experience across continents and cultures, Helen enables clients to see the big picture and beyond their day to day to ultimately drive growth. For Helen, the Future is waiting to be discovered.
Senior Editor, WGSN Instock
Nivindya has over ten years experience in the fashion industry, having started off in womenswear design and then moved into retail analysis, via an MBA. As Senior Editor of Instock, WGSN’s retail analytics platform, Nivindya contextualizes data with consumer insight, socio-economic developments and trend information to provide clients with strategic insights into market dynamics, merchandising concerns and competitive know-how.
Senior Editor, Menswear
A financial services attorney by trade, Brian broke into fashion with his digital menswear publication, Nice Try Bro, in 2011. Since then he went on to create Carson Street Clothiers, one of New York’s preeminent menswear retailers, and Deveaux, a designer men's collection. Prior to joining WGSN, Brian served as a fashion consultant for international marketing agency, FCB Global, and developed a retail partnership between trade show Liberty Fairs and e-commerce giant Farfetch.
Director of 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.
Head of Lifestyle & Interiors & The Vision, WGSN
Lisa directs content on WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, from conceptual trends to commercial product. She is an international speaker on trends, and has a professional background including Li Edelkoort, editing the iconic trade publications View on Colour, In View and Bloom. She has advised clients ranging from the Bon Marché to LG and Rolex.
Managing Director, WGSN
Carla is an award-winning editor and journalist. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post UK and has also worked for Marie Claire, Glamour and Vogue.com.
Executive Vice President, Latin America
Letícia leads WGSN Latin America, driving growth of the business through operations from the region's Brazil office.
Managing Director Asia Pacific at Ascential Plc
Dan brings his international experience in strategy and operations to source, develop and integrate strategic partnerships around the world to accelerate WGSN’s growth in new markets or sectors.
Executive Vice President, Global Creative Director WGSN
Francis leads all aspects of WGSN's creative direction. His role intersects marketing, sales and content, as he is running the content operations and delivery side of WGSN.
Chief Technology Officer WGSN
A proven engineering leader, Kiran is an experienced technologist and has years of experience in leading teams and product development in consumer and enterprise space. Kiran has worked at companies ranging from small and innovative startups to fortune 500 companies and has received multiple prestigious excellence awards for his work. He is also helping in an advisory role to few startups in New York and Washington DC. Currently as Chief Technology Officer at WGSN, Kiran oversees engineering operations including technology vision and strategies.
Executive Vice President, Finance
Together with her team of over 30 people in four global locations, Caroline is responsible for sales order processing, invoicing, credit control, management accounting and financial reporting.
Work with us
At WGSN, you will work with the world's most creative trend experts, designers, editors, account managers, marketers, product developers, customer service experts and much more. Our collective spirit is defined in our core values – to create, celebrate, communicate, challenge and collaborate. If you are an expert in your field, we want to hear from you.Join Our Team