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Fashion Forecast Services

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    Festive Forecast 2018 


    Following customer requests for Christmas specific trend information, we are delighted to announce our ‘Festive Forecast 2018’ eBook is now available to buy from our online shop. Covering celebration, gift, greetings, tableware, decoration and food and beverage, the interactive eBook is a key resource for any brands developing their 2018 collections.

    Our Festive Forecast is available to buy now from our online shopClick here to find out what the Festive eBook includes and to also download your free Festive Forecast demo.  



    The Insta-Perfect Backlash 


    Joanna Feeley, Managing Director and Founder of Trend Bible, recently shared her top ten parenting trend predictions for the year ahead. 

    One of the trends was centred around a backlash to the perfect lives portrayed on Instagram and Facebook. In 2017, parents will enjoy moments together with their children regardless of mess and chaos, showing a realistic portrayal of family life, warts and all. Wren Kitchen’s campaign, ‘A Kitchen Lived In’ involved teaming up with five influential bloggers to find out what life really looks like behind the Instagram filter.

    Click here to read more and download your free download where we reveal all 10 parenting trend predictions for 2017. 



    Why Staying In is the New Going Out


    Going clubbing is no longer a high priority for Millennials. In fact, a survey by Media Post suggested that 75% of Millennials said they’d rather stay in than go out at night. Choosing to swipe right rather than meet someone in a club, ordering takeaways or cooking at home rather than going to a restaurant and binge watching Netflix from the sofa are now the more desired activities for this generation.

    This mindset is placing focus on the home and how it is designed and decorated to accommodate such behaviours. For Millennials, the home is the place for socialising therefore finding the balance between functionality and style is important. With this we have seen a rise in luxe barware. According to, drinks trolley sales increased by almost 200% in 2016. Displaying stylish bottles, bar accessories and glassware amongst decorative accessories and plants in the home is now a trend many are adopting.

    In our 'Future of Alcohol series' we are exploring how changes in consumer behaviour are effecting the industry. Click here to read the entire post or here to read part one, where we looked 'Beyond Alcohol Consumption.' 



    Generation YouTube 2019 


    Our new Baby and Kids Future Insight Report, ‘Generation YouTube’ is a response to parents wanting to know how to prepare their children for the jobs of the future. Children are now provided with a massive resource which meets and exceeds their curiosity and helps them answer every possible question they might have. With this they are demonstrating a new level of empowerment that is greatly different to previous generations. For children in 2019, building a strong set of critical and analytical skills, shaping a strong sense of identity and learning to take control are high on their agenda. This report explores children’s abilities, needs, desires and morals helping your brand find the correct tools and advice to connect, engage and inspire the younger generation.

    Our Future Insight Reports are the start-point for your innovation process, providing in-depth insight into the key shifts in consumer attitude and behaviour that you need to be aware of. Generation YouTube 2019 is available to buy now from our online shopClick here to find out more. 



    Trend Tracking in Stockholm


    As part of our intelligence gathering process, Trend Bible constantly track and monitor the most prominent and forward-thinking stores, events and places internationally. On a recent trip to Stockholm, Managing Director, Joanna Feeley and Senior Trend Strategist, Naomi Shedden, highlighted a selection of trends they tracked during their design filled visit. 

    “It’s tempting to think of Scandi design as being cool, clean and minimal,” said Joanna, “but heritage Swedish textiles are bold and graphic. Svenskt Tenn florals were a particular highlight for cushions and furniture, and patterns of differing print and scale were happily clashed together.”

    To see all of the trends Joanna and Naomi tracked during their trip click here

    Keep track of the interesting places we’re visiting with #lifeattrendbible on our Instagram and Twitter channels. 

    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase TRENDBIBLE NEWSLETTER #46



    To be inspired is the process of being emotionally stimulated to prompt, experience, or sense something that moves, influences and encourages you, that spurs you on and lifts you up

    Next Inspirations will present key colour statements for SS18

    “MUSE” In Greek and Roman mythology muse referred to the nine goddesses who presided over the arts and sciences, two areas that are today developing hand in hand at an incredible pace. It is history that has resulted in the meaning of muse being the source of inspiration for a creative artist………….

    John Eussen - Eussen Living MC / Presenter / Consultant
    Sharon Rae – Trend Agent / Pantone Colour Consultant

    With more than 60 years’ experience between these 2 knowledgeable and talented people in looking and interpreting international trends in fashion and lifestyle, from trade exhibitions, retail and more.

    Next Inspirations is proud to be a key partner of Frame Fashion Week

    Sun. 9 July 2017
    9:30 am – 10:30 am AEST

    International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
    14 Darling Drive, Sydney


    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase FRAME FASHION WEEK / SYDNEY


    Published: FEB / AUG

    2 issues per year


    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase VIEWPOINT COLOUR


    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase VIEWPOINT COLOUR


    Viewpoint Colour is a seasonal colour forecast that delivers visual inspiration, colour palette and design direction for all colour-conscious industries around the globe.  At a time when the rules are being re-written, certainties are being challenged and approaches to colour are in constant flux.  Viewpoint Colour focuses on what's really important, giving you a macro and local view on the major trends and key colour stories, both short and long term, to ensure your colour stories are relevant and resonate with your target audience.


    • The latest Colour News
    • Macro global design colour trend guidence 2017/18
    • Emerging colour stories resulting from new processes and materials
    • Moods of Colour - Red vs Blue
    • Psychological colour meanings
    • An in-depth look into Freenery, the Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 
    • THe power of primary colours
    • Visual inspiration
    • All colour information provided using Pantone Colour References


    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase VIEWPOINT COLOUR - NEO NATURE


    Pantone's Top 10 Colors for Spring 2017

    A Mixture of Vitality, Relaxation and the Great Outdoors

    From colors that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, our top 10 colors for spring 2017 are reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature. In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report provides a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of color in their spring 2017 collections. Featuring the top 10 shades seen on the runway, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report is your essential color guide to the season.

    "One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional," said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring."

    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase PANTONE FASHION COLOUR REPORT SS17


    2 issues per year

    Seasonally produced trend books including analysis of colour evolutionsand trend development broken down across 3 titlesActivate introduces and activates the season in more general ‘open brained’ colour statements. The Womens Pure andMens Pure colour books follow, these drill down to specific trends and range plays.

    The d.cipher team work on colour and trend prediction nearly two years ahead for the trend books and even further ahead for their bespoke clients. The books are a compilation of thoughts and ideas, focused into clear thinking compact groups of stories that reflect coming trends.

    The Trend Books are used by d.cipher clients to get the season rolling, it’s easier to make progress when you have somewhere to start from d.cipherfm create a balance between the ‘cutting edge’ and the commercial needs of their client base to formulate the seasonal trends. Our major strength is converting those hunches and factual data into brilliant colour palettes.

    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase DCIPHER


    Stimulate your creativity. 
    Feed your inspiration from the emerging signs that arise at any time across all continents. On all fronts. Desires, practices, expectations of creators and consumers? The world sparkles with sociological and aesthetic innovations. Talents and desires. So many signs foreshadowing the future and claiming to be collected. Methodically filtered and put into perspective.

    Enlightened so as not to be mistaken about the future.

    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase NELLY RODI AW18.19 TREND REPORTS

  • Pantone View Colour Planner

    Published: AW- March SS-October

    2 issues per year

    Colour is the catalyst that can spark the sale, define the space and create the magic and the mood. 
    When designing any product, knowing what colours to use is critical to your success. PANTONE offers a variety of trend forecasts for every design market giving you inspiration to make the right colour choices seasons ahead of their time. 
    Our detailed comprehensive forecast products offer seasonal inspiration for women’, men’s, active, cosmetics, interiors and industrial design.
    Pantone/View Colour Planner published SS & AW 

    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase Pantone View Colour Planner

  • Nelly Rodi Colour Intelligence AW18.19

    INSTINCT.........the vital spark of instinct has been Nelly Rodi's reason for being since its creation.  The instinct of colour, new modes of expression and consumption.... Staying in tune with these INTUITIONS is vital, as they inspire us to inspire you.  And this season it seems fundamental to affirm once more our belief in the VISIONARY POWER of instinct.  When things spiral out of control, when extreme situations arrive one after the other, when pigeon-holing trade rules and marketing strategies suffocate creativity, renewing confidence in our senses, the BEAT of our body and heart, seems to be more important than ever.  No need to renounce the necessity of anticipating and analzing, we ask you to simply imagine the possibility of lowering our defenses and giving instinct the upper hand.  From Steve Jobs to Elon Musk, Isabel Marant, Amy Schumer, Sofia Amuroso and Wanda Nylon today's great icons are proving that giving free reign to our INSTINCT opens the way for GOOD DECISION making in the domains of design, style and strategy. A new way forward.

    Contact Us for more information or if you would like to purchase Nelly Rodi Colour Intelligence AW18.19

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