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Forecasting: Fashion & Trends


NO ACCESS (May 30th through August 20th):
The FIT Library's Periodicals and Electronic Resource Services unit will move to the 4th floor during Summer 2017.  All Periodicals collections remain unavailable to all patrons through the summer, including magazines, newspapers, forecasts, look books, microfilm, & store catalogs . We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

About This Guide

Use this guide to find information about fashion and trend forecasting. Consult:

  • Books section with lists of selected books in our collection
  • Trend Services - about our online & print forecasts / trend services
  • Learn about creating Flats & Moodboards
  • WWD - many ways to find "the fashion bible"
  • Magazines with forecasting & trend info, + runway coverage
  • Websites - beyond FIT for info on the web

 mw 8/13/17

Announcing changes ....

New databases! 

  • Sophicolor - A color service with more than 4,500 unique colors. Includes Trend Intelligence with the latest color palettes (3/2017)
  • WGSN Insight, focusing on trends and reports about  consumer insights, retail strategy, marketing and innovation, attitudes, culture, technology, social media and more.  Link is below.  Check it out!  (10/2016)

Forecast Collection, a related research guide, lists all historical & current forecasts in the FIT Library collections by company and by subject. (7/2016).  Our Historical forecast & trend reports achive collections spans from the late nineteenth century through 2016. Appointment required for all users. The materials in this collection are available for current FIT students and personnel, as well as outside researchers. Check it out!

Also, see for more information: the FIT Library Periodicals Dept. Forecast Services page.

Pantone Color of the Year 2017!

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