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Explore our inspirations from across the fashion, retail and creative spaces.

Going Beyond the Brand
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From opening cafes and hosting parties to offering fitness classes and outings, retailers are investing in local and inclusive events for a more powerful experience.

Integrating Fashion & Heritage
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Classic heritage brands continue to up the fashion quotient, resonating with both loyal and new consumers.

Online Pop-Up
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New pop-in concepts are making online shopping experiential. How can retailers continue to inspire consumers to shop online?

Virtual Retail
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As technology continues to quickly advance, brands should capitalize on consumers becoming more engaged in the digital lifestyle.  

 

Charged Outerwear
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As garments take on a new multipurpose role, is tech-enabled clothing the future of apparel?

From Tags To Tools
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Creating reusable tools from simple hangtags, Columbia gives their outerwear customers exciting added value.

 

Summer Editorial
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Zara’s summer campaign gets it right with a spunky boho vibe. Editorials should capture the mood of the moment and inspire consumers with aspirational imagery.

Blurred Lines
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Looking to Spring ’17 menswear shows, legwear is the latest category to incorporate agender styling in new ways.

With the 4th of July, summer Olympics and Presidential election approaching, patriotism is top of mind. Generate consumer excitement through the iconic and inspirational.

Outerwear Turns To Streetwear
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Collaborating with streetwear brands like Supreme and Ronnie Fieg, the outerwear industry is now attracting young urbanites.

The Resort Experience
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As destination resort shows continue to inspire consumers, we wonder if a more affordable version of this novelty-driven mentality can be applied to other areas of the industry.

Sporty Collabs
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Mixing high fashion and activewear, new athleisure collabs from Ivy Park and Olivier Rousteing highlight the current need for chic sportswear.

Sticking Around
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Driven by consumers craving all things personalized, kitchy patches are popping up in footwear for a fun example of mix & match customization.

Rainbow Reigns
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Gucci, Pucci & Marco Di Vincenzo are all on the same page when it comes to color stories for fall. Color is trending with bright pops as well as eye-catching combinations in rainbow palettes.

Controlled Chaos
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Following Gucci’s lead, bizarre mixes of novelty fabrics offer controlled chaos in fall collections while discordant materials are pieced together in perfect harmony for multi-color collisions.

Urban Inspires
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Cities continue to drive the conversation around design and fashion, with transitional urban settings & their industrial aesthetic, appealing to a  rebellious consumer.

New Romanticism
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Consumers embrace retro items and DIY culture in an experience-driven lifestyle shift. Folk inspirations infiltrate fashion, while Wes Anderson-inspired sentimentality becomes a new aesthetic norm.

 

Fabulous Fabrics
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Luxe fabrics and maximalist styling are back after a stretch of normcore domination. Velvets, antique brocades, and Asian prints are bringing museum quality styles back into the mainstream.

Self-Expression
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Youth-driven, an expressive movement of personalization takes hold while individuality is represented through transformative beauty and quirky style.

Wearable Architecture
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Modern architecture plays into fall collections as experimental designs lead the way. From structural creations to new silhouettes, the look is chic and sophisticated.

Lingerie Layering
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Lingerie is trending and layered looks give a masculine feel to this feminine story. Paired with T-shirts, button downs & dresses, this look translates from the runway to the street.

 

A growing convenience culture, consumers are opting to spend more time at home. Gourmet delivery services & on-demand entertainment makes staying in feel just like going out.

 

Downsized Design
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As the urban movement continues, a new kind of minimalism is taking shape in fashion, born of normcore but morphing into the agender look of chic convenience.

Pop-Culture Inspires
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The combination of fashion, music and social media continues to resonate with young consumers as they look for inspiration & authenticity.

Bold Graphics
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With street art providing ongoing inspiration, newer graphics are bold and color mixes are an adventuresome mix of brights and dark hues for Fall ’16.

Looking to Seoul for new fashion excitement
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With global influences more prevalent and accessible than ever, can retailers use it to generate greater consumer excitement?

Retail Innovation
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Saks’ latest collab with cult show “Outlander” acts as a fresh example of novelty. How can retailers create consumer excitement through these new forms of engagement?

Story strikes again in latest concept curation.
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How can stores build on the gallery-meets-retail model to continue to inspire and surprise consumers with novelty?

At 94, Iris Apfel is proving that age is not just a number but a portal to profit.
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How can generational marketing in the fashion industry make way for a new kind of age diversity?

Avenue A by Adidas
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As consumer look for unique experiences, how can retails adapt current models to best suit their target?

Beyond Clothing
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As industries continue to come together, how can retailers offer new experiences and novelty through collaborations and offerings?

Art & Fashion Converge
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As industries continue to converge, art and fashion are becoming further intertwined in both presentation and design.

The Future of Wearable Tech
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Wearable tech is top of mind for retail predictions in 2016, as lifestyle applications become ubiquitous.

“Fairy Tale Fashion” at The Museum at FIT
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Paying tribute to classic fairy tale style, this fanciful exhibition is yet another example of how high fashion is becoming a celebrated spectator sport.

As consumers look for more than just a logo, how can brands offer more?
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Create a lifestyle behind the brand by incorporating storytelling into your strategy from cinematic marketing campaigns to genderless styles.

Miu Miu the Muse
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Miu Miu is the muse of the moment. With sheer and off-the-shoulder looks populating Fall ’16 collections, we remember Miuccia Prada’s past looks of inspiration.

The Feminine Factor
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Retailers recognize the need for a seasonless option and Pre-Fall collections deliver just that with a feminine factor transitioning perfectly into fall.

 

World of Fur
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Luxury appeals best when mixed with a touch of whimsy, and as we look ahead to fall we are keeping a careful eye on the expansion of fur.

Decorative Drama
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Decoration is the latest fashion embellishment and the perfect enticement for the consumer looking to spice up her normcore-inspired wardrobe.

Nonchalant Ease
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A new relaxed suited statement is emerging. As we move away from the skinny, new silhouettes offer the change consumers are craving.