Summer Course in Fashion Trends Investigation
The Summer Course in Fashion Trends Investigation affords the student a holistic perspective of how to research, analyse and anticipate trends in the fashion industry.
With the city of Barcelona as the backdrop, students get to attend conferences, take part in interactive workshops and creative sessions organized by highly experienced professionals, and practice field research in the cultural hub that this city represents.
Summer Course in Trends Investigation from Coolhunting to Fashion Forecasting
The course objective is to give students a holistic understanding of trends investigation and the ability to inspire and inform with trends via the best practices and tools they learn during classes. Students finish the course with a strategy to enter into the field of trends investigation.
In the first two weeks class exercises teach the techniques of on and off-line evidence gathering which is used to create an unfiltered picture of what they have discovered, known as an Evidence Wall. As the course progresses we focus on fashion forecasting and analytical tools are learned. Students start to hone their intuition and learn methods of triangulating their findings in order to create a Trend Cartogram, highlighting more concrete and specific signals affecting certain aspects of culture, design and society. Then emphasis is put on learning the skills and best practices of oral, visual and written trend reports so students can confidently present their final work.
This module is directed towards people who want to confront and investigate the field of new trends. The course is also oriented to those, who for professional reasons, need to focus and specialize in order to confront a rapidly competitive and changing market sector.
High-level English language skills are necessary and basic Spanish is helpful.
Design and trends researcher, educator, textile designer and fashion historian with a passion for combining all interests into one. Christina has been coordinating and teaching trends investigation and textile/fashion related courses in Barcelona for the past 10 years. During her 11 years in Barcelona she has provided insight and inspiration reports ranging from fashion to food to international and local clients.
She focuses on both online and offline research techniques, and currently enjoys collaborating with Antique & Boutiques as a local trend tour guide. Her background is in textile/surface design, fashion and interior design research and vintage curation. She has worked for large brands and small design studios alike including: JB Martin, Co. Inc., Nautica Int’l. Inc., Milkprint Studios (NYC), Colette&Blue (PA), Cahier and Coloroom/Double G (BCN). She is proud editor of Roadtrip to Innovation and Digital Natives/Get Ready! both by Delia Dumitrescu. Christina holds degrees in Textile/Surface Design from FIT in New York and Accademia Italiana Moda in Florence, Italy.
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