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

Retail Influences Culinary Trends
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Trends in hospitality are beginning to reflect larger consumer shifts, where ideas like dwell time, pro-social initiatives and empowerment are redefining the landscape.

Exaggerated ’80s
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The bold, bright colors and strong shapes of the ’80s are experiencing a revival in everything from film and pop music to runway style and accessories.

Designing For Accessibility
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The need for well-fitting and fashion-forward clothing that allows for easy dressing is an enormous opportunity for designers and retailers.

Innovation Drives Manufacturing
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The future of fashion is tied to innovation in manufacturing and production, as inventories shift and the seasonal calendar becomes less predictable.

Authenticity Always
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Companies marketing to Gen Z consumers must stay true to their own story, understand social media and be adaptive to a rapidly changing virtual world.

Tech Newness
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Burgeoning tech is becoming more accessible and affordable, allowing for everything from facial recognition technology to augmented reality to enter the mainstream consumer experience.

Experiential Retail
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Retailers leverage cult status and novel partnerships to create unique experiential buying  opportunities that increase brand awareness and foot traffic.

Corporate Consciousness
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To stand out from the competition, brands are aspiring to a higher standard of corporate responsibility through recycling campaigns and messages of social justice.

Expedition Fashion
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In “Fashion from the Extreme,” The Museum at FIT explores the inspirational fashion influence of activewear.

Dad-Core Trending
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The recent generation of nesting Millennial fathers are redefining what it means to be a dad, and the cool factor that comes with it.

The San Francisco Scene
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San Francisco exudes a carefree classiness and international flair with no shortage of cutting-edge cuisine, unique boutiques or gorgeous views.

See-Through Surfaces
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Plastics look crisp and modern, with outerwear being particularly salable. Furniture made in clear or colored plastics give modernism a new twist.

Urban Revitalization
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Artists are making the old, aging and dilapidated new again with beautiful infrastructure-focused projects.

Disco Inferno
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Sparkle, shimmer and sexy shapes lit up Spring ’18 runways with a nighttime-inspired message for adventurous consumers.

No longer just a Wimbledon tradition, all white is trending in active. From sporty prep to high-tech pieces, there’s plenty of inspirational takeaways this season.

Imaginative Marketing
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Recent marketing strategies are turning to glib and brassy humor to appeal to a new consumer. Is a bit of irreverent attitude just what brands need to spice up their offering?

 

A Virtual Dining Experience
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From virtual meals to augmented cocktails, technology is contributing to the latest culinary trends.

A Modern Southern Renaissance
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From Nashville to Austin, there’s a new movement sweeping the South. Steeped in history, influencers are transforming Southern staples into must-visit neighborhoods.

Nostalgia-Driven Cafés
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Nostalgia continues to be the catalysts for retro revivals, and entertainment-themed cafes are new consumer craze. What will be the next big revival?

The Rise of Art Festivals
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As the art world looks for new outlets, site-specific installations are the latest trend. From Desert X to Art Basel Miami, a new type of festival is appearing on the scene.

Modern Mysticism
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New age practices are back in vogue, as energy healing and holistic mindsets become wildly popular. From astrology to spirituality, modern escapism can be found everywhere.

A Communal Experience
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Must-see cities are being consumed by must-visit restaurants and food hall experiences. How can retailers embrace this new hunger for community?

The Era of Play
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The modern era is waking up to the power of fun, a much-needed antidote in the concurrent era of noise. How can brands tap into consumers’ inner child, and inspire smart new ways to have fun?

 

Artist Pop-Ups
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In a new SoHo pop-up, Louis Vuitton partnered with artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, incorporating a playful animal motif into their visual merchandising for an inspiring space.

Outdoor Fabrications
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With stretch down fabrications creating the latest buzz in outerwear, textile innovations continue to inspire both designer and consumer.

The Preppy Handbook
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The preppy handbook is being rewritten as designers offer a refresh of retro style, borrowing from active inspirations.

Pantone’s Greenery
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As fashion trends embrace an anything goes mentality, can there still be one key seasonal color influencing retail?

Appearing in Gucci’s runway collections for the past few seasons, creatures of the jungle have begun to emerge from other designers, from Givenchy and Kenzo to Lanvin.

Modern Retail
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As leading activewear brands unveil new store designs, retailers should consider how best to modernize, from interactive merchandising to personalization.

Silver Economy
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The silver economy is on the rise with leading It girls ranging from Vanessa Redgrave to Patti Smith, as luxury campaigns and festivals embrace the idea of aging gracefully.

London Retail
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A creative solution to declining print sales, Marie Claire’s London store Fabled brings the magazine to life with a gallery setting and digital stations throughout the space.

YouTube Creator Store
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YouTube’s new London store blends physical and digital as popular vloggers are given the chance to create and showcase their product.

Gen Z Influencers
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Young influencers continue to shake up the fashion industry. Digital natives, young entrepreneurs are the new ones for brands and retailers to watch.

Top Ideas for Juniors Spring ’17
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As we look ahead to spring, details from shoulder-baring to lace-up strapping continue while themes of femininity and boho gypsy inspire in new ways.

360 Experience
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This year’s US Open offered the complete experience. Looking to reach a new audience, events such as this offer the perfect platform for niche food stalls and custom merchandise.

Patriotic Activewear
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As brands look to connect, the activewear industry’s patriotic movement after the Summer Games is a successful example of leveraging the mood of the moment.

Copenhagen Street Style
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Always unconventional, street style from Copenhagen offers directional trends for the season to come as staple items are given a breath of fresh air.

Niketown’s Customization
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Nike continues to offer consumers the new and novel. With their latest custom T-shirt pop-up, the activewear leader continues to create buzz.

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.