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FADA - Fashion: Trend Services

The aim of this guide is to provide helpful resources and tips for research in fashion

Fashion forecasting

WGSN - The Leading Forecaster - Fashion Trend Reports

Trend Council

How do you forecast fashion?

Steps in Developing a Forecast

  • Identify the basic facts about past trends and forecasts.
  • Determine the causes of change in the past.
  • Determine the difference between past forecasts and actual behaviors.
  • Determine the factors likely to affect trends in the future.
  • Apply forecasting tools and techniques while paying attention to issues of accuracy and reliability.
  • Follow the forecast continually to determine reasons for significant deviations from expectations.
  • Revise the forecast when necessary.

Fashion forecasting: An Introduction

Fashion forecasting

Fashion forecasting is a global career that focuses on upcoming trends. A fashion forecaster predicts the colors, fabrics, textures, materials, prints, graphics, beauty/grooming, accessories, footwear, street style, and other styles that will be presented on the runway and in the stores for the upcoming seasons.