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Restricted FIT Visitor Access:
Due to Construction, the following Library materials on the 6th floor are unavailable until further notice: magazines, newspapers, forecasts, look books, microfilm, store catalogs, and all other materials housed in the Periodicals unit.

The 6th floor of the FIT Library, including the Periodicals reading room, will be closed to visitors during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Announcing changes ....

New database!  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)

NEW FIT Library Research Guide!  Historical and current forecasts in the FIT Library collections listed by company and by subject. (7/2016):

Historical Forecast Archive
Our collection of historical forecasts and trend reports 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!

WGSN:  Check out website's 'new look'! For more, see WGSN Cheatsheet & 'How to videos' box, using Trend Services tab (3/2016)

NEW Forecast service online:

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 4/20/17

Peclers(+) - forecasts now online from Peclers Paris!

Pantone Color of the Year 2017!

Pantone Color of the Year for 2017: Greenery

Faculty - How to Book a Class

Want your students to learn more about the forecasting and trend services?  FIT faculty can schedule a class with a librarian to present the various online and print services and explain their use.

FIT faculty may also request space and conduct their own forecast workshop sessions for their classes. Select: This is a request for: "Self-conducted" at the top of the form.  Then fill out the forecast orientation form in the pop-up window to select materials for the class.  Library personnel will confirm your request within 48 hours.

Library faculty may request materials directly.

What's Pantone?

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Marian Weston
Gladys Marcus Library,
27th Street & 7th Ave,
New York, NY
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