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Fashion Forecast

Semester :V

What is fashion
• Fashion, a general term for a currently popular style or practice, especially in clothing, foot wear or accessories. Fashion references to anything that is the current trend in look and dress up of a person. The more technical term, costume, has become so linked in the public eye with the term "fashion" that the more general term "costume" has in popular use mostly been relegated to special senses like fancy dress ormasquerade wear, while the term "fashion" means clothing generally, and the study of it. For a broad cross-cultural look at clothing and its place in society, refer to the entries for clothing, costume and fabrics. The remainder of this article deals with clothing fashions in the Western world.

colour and video Services. activities and occasions for which clothes are needed. books. magazines and websites. retailers and wholesalers fashion professionals also rely on information sources such as design. newsletters. the importance of the forecaster in trend analysis becomes invaluable. It is not an occupational guessing game because very substantial amounts of money of the fashion industry are at stake. the producers would not be able to sell in large quantities of unsold to be disposed through discount sales. There are forecast agencies that collect facts pertaining to consumer buying patterns. clothing and accessory manufacturers must have their products ready well in time months before the consumers' wearing season. reading habits etc. this is done through liaison with stores. It. Is a vital activity where experienced fashion analysts scrutinize past buying patterns signs for current market dynamics and project these into the future. Without well-judged projections of designs. colours and fabrics by the forecasters. their priorities. the fibre and textile producers must start new developments almost two years in advance. In order to gear up for the season to come. .What is Fashion Forecasting : • Fashion forecasting is the prime issue underlying the issue of trends.

The exclusive ambience in both halls at the "Palais unter dem Funkturm" delivers the perfect location for the most successful brands. yet stand equally side by side.Berlin 5th Floor | The first Trade Show Concept.Barcelona Bread & Butter | We have prepared the ground for an overall tradeshow concept which will allow our exhibitors as well as our visitors to meet the requirements of the European market on a large scale. This concept does represent two powerful tradeshows. Every season "the face of the show" will inspire the visitors from all over the world with special themings. Co-located with the Eclat de Mode September show. sexy.two strong BBBs meaning two strong marketing & communication platforms featuring contemporary fashion culture on top level – the most directional and most relevant international brands and labels of this moment are to be found at BBB. Professionals from the French and European distribution network. designer jewellery and technical industries. one in Berlin and one in Barcelona. gold and fine jewellery. which concentrates on a selection of international fashion brands. . They will take place at different times. 5th Floor offers the range of the 5th Floor of an international department store: successful collections. mainly womenswear. different segments.Fashion Fair-Examples 5th Floor . Bread & Butter Barcelonaand Bread & Butter Berlin . Watches. an international trade show where exhibitors display their newest collections while meeting top buyers and developing new contacts in an ideal and secure location. Watches. Co-located with the Eclat de Mode September show.Paris Montres et Bijoux by Bijorhca | M’B. gold and fine jewellery. As a member of Berlin Fashion Week 5th Floor presents just brands with criteria of being trendy. but an event in a showroom-atmosphere. just the best! Bijorhca . an international trade show where exhibitors display their newest collections while meeting top buyers and developing new contacts in an ideal and secure location. international. Professionals from the French and European distribution network. fancy decoration. 5th Floor is not an exhibition. Bread & Butter . M’B.Berlin . designer jewellery and technical industries.

Staged in a way that is both highly distinctive yet constantly innovative. the Expofil forums are the talking point of the exhibition time after time. CIFF takes places in Bella Center which is located in Copenhagen .000 trade visitors from 100 countries.Paris Expofil is a world leader in the yarn and fibre sectors. well known and used the world over. . The forums put rythm in the diferent product zones of Expofil.. As for Expofil's range of colours. Expofil provides a unique range of information and services that are at the origin of textile creation. its international audience extends far beyond the event's immediate public.A's board of directors includes representatives of weavers and spinners. Expofil provides the whole textile industry with fashion information. Expofil takes place twice a year at the Parc d' Expositions at Paris-Nord Villepinte.close to the airport & close to the center of Copenhagen. a subsidiary of the French Association for the Promotion of Textile Yarns (AFPFT) and of the association Première Vision. The Federation of Danish Textile and Clothing acts as the employers' association and industrial organization for the commercial houses. The show is organised by the company PVE S. designed by the show's fashion team. It plays an active part in disseminating new products. new ideas and technologies by showcasing developments in textiles and finished products brought about in partnership with fashion creators and representatives from across the industry. Expofil . manufacturers and suppliers to the companies in the textile industry. 90 exhibitors from 20 countries welcome some 14.A. PVE S.CiFF . The exhibition helps to define yarn collections by supplying details of trends to exhibitors at the start of each season.Copenhagen CIFF | Copenhagen International Fashion Fair has become Europe's fashion fair no. 1. colours and materials. They are both an unparalleled source of new ideas and fashion trends and a highly effective buying guide for buyers. They are a spectacular expression of fashion and product information. who often start their visit to Expofil with a long session at the forums.

Moda Manhattan is conceived and merchandised to meet the needs of RTW buyers of better. the world's largest and longest-running all-accessories event run concurrently during the January. the entire fashion industry converges on Las Vegas for the most influential four days in the business . retailers and members of the national and international press from around the world come to New York each season. specialty chains.Las Vegas Fabric at MAGIC | Each February and August. As a Haven for realistic wardrobes with superb styling. made-to-order ambiance brings to mind the elegance of fine showrooms replete with the best amenities and visual display in the world. offers designers a comprehensive program complete with the choice of four state-of.000 retailers to the Javits Center's premier exhibition halls each season. May and August fashion markets. catalogs. now known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. centralize and modernize the American runway shows and provide a platform for American Designers to present their collections to worldwide media and buyers. big-night fashion to turn-of-thecentury inspired activewear. the shows attract over 8. museum shops. Moda Manhattan . affirming its global status as a major fashion force! 7thonSixth. provides the highest production value and ensures optimum exposure through a wide variety of marketing benefits and advertising opportunities. Fine specialty stores.the MAGIC Marketplace.Fabric at MAGIC .New York Moda Manhattan provides a concise mix of carefully-juried RTW. bridge and designer collections. resorts. The shows' well-merchandised floor coupled with its intimate. The 7th on Sixth show package offers maximum ease and efficiency. department stores.the-art venues and an experienced production team dedicated to ensuring individual visions are carried out. . Several thousand buyers. including daily print and television media coverage. Together. Moda Manhattan and Business Journals' AccessoriesTheShow. duty free shops and e-commerce sites shop Moda Manhattan each season.Los Angeles 7th on Sixth was created in 1993 to organize. 7th on Sixth . ranging from elegant. boutiques.

Trends Forum and talks. of which more than 50% come from abroad . The leading fashion event's 100th session is a must for fashion professionals.CPH Vision . journalists. in an exhibition space for first movers and exclusive designers in a classic and crisp location. fashion to footwear. US. design-driven brands equally suitable for both big chain stores as well as small. It is a unique meeting place for designers. it is the ideal setting in which to promote and exhibit the more than 200 Danish and international design-wear labels. Øksnehallen is a stunning building.Copenhagen CPH Vision showcases the best contemporary womenswear brands focusing on Scandinavian design. select retailers. CPH Vision was founded in 1998 and the over 30. Apparel Asia 2005 will be the Asian launch pad for your apparel and fashion products and your passport to the international market. leather and more. Europe. At CPH Vision you find high profile. from Mens'. buyers and trend setters. In the beautiful and historical Øksnehallen. influencers. Prêt à Porter . A unique source of inspiration for all. . situated in the heart of the lively old meat district in the centre of Copenhagen. Leading names from the fashion and arts worlds will be participating in the exhibition design as well as in the exhibitions. Womens' and Children's apparel. CPH Vision provides an intimate and exclusive platform for both established and up-and-coming designers. both national and international press and trendsetters. Asia and Japan congregating under one single platform. With an area of 5000 m2. Garment Machinery & Accessories Exhibition.The showcase to Asia's Apparel and Fashion industry. brands. Dont's miss your date with Apparel Asia 2005 .Paris Prêt à Porter | International show for women's ready-to-wear and young designers fashion. feminine fashion and up-and-coming designers. Apparel Asia 2005 is set to be the Asia Pacific showcase for apparel manufacturers to display their quality garment and fashion goods to the international brands and buying houses of Canada. Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS) and Textile & Fashion Federation (Singapore) (TaFf) are proud to debut Apparel Asia 2005 -The International Apparel & Fashion Exhibition in Asia showcasing the world of apparel and fashion accessories in its entirety. Salon International du Pret a Porter. Apparel Asia Apparel Asia 2005 | International Apparel. catwalk shows.000 visitors consist of buyers.

language. shoes. Belgium. India will witness the biggest ever fashion extravaganza.Hong Kong Fashion Week Hong Kong Fashion Week . UK. Designers from these countries will showcase their exclusive haute couture collection. Fashion and clothing accessories including handbags. Netherlands. buttons. For the first time. Canada. men's wear. labels. . Sweden. France. Israel. exquisite designs and forecast fashion trends. babies and children's wear. fashion magazines and other garment-related services and supplies. fabrics. Switzerland. New Delhi International Fashion Week New Delhi International Fashion Week . sportswear. titled the 'New Delhi International Fashion Week'. China. Spain. Australia and India. Italy. religion and fantasy. custome jewellery. Lakme Lakme India Fashion Week . to be held in May and will feature fashion divas from l5 leading fashion conscious countries such as USA.The largest and most high profile fashion trade event in the country.HKTDC trade fair on ladies' wear.Fashion today transcends barriers of nationality. Lakme India Fashion Week aims at providing a platform to develop business opportunities for Indian fashion industry professionals. lingerie and evening wear.

But remember. It's all about making a louder statement. femininity is never out of fashion . together with the sweet and the sensual. Last season's minimalistic tendencies may be relegated to the ignored recesses of your wardrobe. darker and wilder. Go Gothic and a trove of delectable jewels.Forecast 2006 Styles that are stronger. bolder. come fall.

mauve. panels.. it's time to go dark and wicked. Team this volume with a pair of cigarette pants or a fitted skirt and these copious silhouettes make for très chic options for lavish soirees.DARKER SIDE OF BEAUTY: GORGEOUS GOTH • Toss the softer. Opt for deep burgundy. plum or cherry red. dresses.be it skirts. as the look is still beautiful. very sexy. • • • . sweeter side of you out of the window. elegantly cut and draped for gowns and skirts. For a touch of softness and sophistication in your glamorous ensemble. Gothic influences were omnipresent in all ways possible. Great options to go with are the Dior Gaucho bag and high voltage. indulge in extravagant lace on woven silk.. From the House of Dior to our very own Fashion Weeks. soft and very. Styling Mantras Permit your chiselled body to pull off volume with gracious ease . You can also go for eternal black or brown embellished with peacock blue and fuchsia pink. stone studded cork heels. velvet or satin. tops and tunics with godets. engineered flares and ballooned up hemlines. But the trick is to get this exaggeration just right.

• For a more minimalistic but equally bold look. fishnets. crystal studded stilettos.and you're the Gothgoddess. embellished headbands and hair accessories. Eyes heavily done with eyeshadow. diamanté glares. choose from a number of add-ons like chunky dark jewellery. mascara. lined with kohl and finished with oodles of mascara with a dash of gloss will help with the finishing touch and make you look smoking-hot. fake lashes and loads of attitude .• Bring out the charcoal eyeliner and kohl. . pointed pumps or boots in glossy PVC and oversized bags.

Carolina Herrera. Monikangana Dutta. Burberry Prosum.• Go for it: Sushmita Sen. Rocky S. . Bipasha Basu. Collections: Namrata Joshipura.

here’s what you need to know about the shape of things to come. and the muted mood of fall 2006 has begun to emerge: dark. From leggings and booties to a little velvet dress. stormy colors.• The New York shows are over. and a scattering of blasts from the eighties past. . big sweaters.

too. they’re handy when it comes to layering.) . (And it frequently does this season. It’s a lean season for the bottom half.Your Leggings Are No Longer for the Gym. Zac Posen and Ralph Lauren were among the many who championed the stovepipe trouser. For the brave of backside. Thakoon’s plain black legging with a shrunken pea is as modern as it gets. For the rest of us.

with peekaboo cutouts all along its sides. designers really do keep comfort in mind. And Zero Maria Cornejo belted a white sweater-coat for a sleeker silhouette. . you’ll have plenty of sweaterdresses to choose from: Derek Lam’s is roomy in black and white. – Every so often. When the blizzard of ’07 arrives. while Karl Lagerfeld’s is slinkier.• You’ll Cuddle Up in Roomy Knits.

that is) must have been on everyone’s mind because the great designer’s elegant signature cocoons showed up on everything from a Marc Jacobs jacket to a brocade skirt by Vera Wang. when far fuller experiments dominated the runway.• 3.You’ll Go Into a Cocoon. – Balenciaga (Cristóbal. It’s a more flattering volume than previous seasons. Next fall. . restraint will rule.

. tidy berets added a clichéd yet effective Parisian charm to just about everything at Thakoon. big news. and Vera Wang’s velvet toppers evoked the androgynous chic of Romeo Gigli. Because hats are big. Floppy chapeaus were paired with evening dresses (Ralph Lauren.4.You’ll Blow Off Your Blow-out. Marc Jacobs).

and Ralph Lauren made tartan sexy for evening. Behnaz Sarafpour managed a nostalgic look with a grownup flair. Oscar de la Renta’s shift dress is decidedly unfussy: exactly what his well-heeled clients like for lunch at La Goulue.5. Really! The glamorous cut of Marc Jacobs’s wrap coat kept it from looking like a uniform.You’ll Go Mad for Plaid. .

and Donna Karan added hardware for a tougher edge.You’ll Show Off Your Ankles. which were done up in sassy booties with a dangerous heel again and again. But no body part was as eighties as the feet. An eighties undercurrent ran through the week. . with zippers here and (see No. 1) leggings there. Thakoon touched up his version with a perforated leather that looked like lace.6.

. lippi is a new and surprisingly versatile neutral.You’ll Get to Know the Lippi Cat. It looks rich and adult on coats at Oscar de la Renta and Tuleh and far cooler on a grungy Marc Jacobs dress or as a clash-happy layer at Anna Sui.• 7. you’re about to cop its spots. Whichever way you wear it. – Whether or not you’ve heard of this Chinese animal.

” The same could be said for the season as a whole. Derek Lam said his collection is “about New York at night. But Boldly.8.You’ll Wear Color Rarely. which was on the dour side but dotted with rich splashes of brilliance: crimson at Carolina and Calvin. . racing through Times Square and catching flashes of color. royal blue from Vera Wang. plum at Donna Karan.

shown every which way. crushed-velvet minidress is exceptionally sharp. with a pouf skirt and a petticoat.You’ll Find a Velvet Gold Mine. There were piles of velvet. . embellished tunic. Sari Gueron used the plush fabric for a laid-back. and Behnaz Sarafpour channeled velvet’s princessy roots. Proenza Schouler’s sleek.9.

.MAKE A REPORT ……...1. 2012 FORECAST REPORT………………………………….(5) 2.(5) . ANALYSIS ANY FASHION FAIR.