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FAS 2260 Fashion Forecasting Assignment  

This guide provides a comprehensive look at resources that support the FAS 2260 Fashion Trend Report assignment.
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Your Assignment

*You are employed by a major fashion forecasting company. Your group’s responsibility is to develop a fashion trend report for two years from now. 

  1. Identify the basic facts about each trend by using information from past forecasts.  Your research should include: What stage of the product life cycle is the trend?  Is this a new or repeating trend?  In addition, explain the trend’s appeal to a specific target market, for example: Junior market.
  2. Trace the origin of the trend. (Timeline)
  3. What fashion theory of acceptance is driving the trend?
  4. Determine the factors likely to affect the trend in the future. (Social, Economic, Media, etc. )

*Fashion forecasting is a visualization and intuitive process. You should begin by reading the trade publications such as WWD, DNR, and Accessories and by becoming familiar with Stylesight, which is a subscription online forecasting service that can be accessed through the Berkeley College Library. This should be followed by reading consumer publications such as Vogue, In Styles, Lucky, People etc.

*Each trend will have its own report in an online format. It will include the following:

  • Trend Origin Timeline
  • What factors are driving it? What group will be the first to accept it?
  • Trend Story- Create a name for the trend, (for example, Bohemian Chic) and use the name as a basis for telling the story. Write a descriptive paragraph outlining the importance of the trend and the direction it is taking.
  • Create a collage of influences.
  •  3 Sketches of trend for 2 years from now. You can use outside assistance for this.
  • Proposed colors for the season with explanation for selection.  (Online paint swatches, but create color names.)
  • Proposed fabrications for the season with explanation of the section (Online fabric swatches.)
  • Power point note section is to be utilized. Include internal citations using MLA format as well as a work cited page.
  • The presentation should be visually interesting.




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