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Fashion Forward

A Guide to Fashion Forecasting

2nd Edition

Chelsea Rousso and Nancy Kaplan Ostroff

Published: FEB 22, 2018

Fashion Forward demystifies the exciting career of a fashion forecaster and fosters skills that will benefit any design professional. The book begins with an overview of fashion forecasting theories and concepts and then leads readers through a step-by-step guide to creating and presenting a forecast. The authors reveal the inner workings of global fashion forecasting through real-world examples and interviews with both influential forecasters and the designers who rely upon them. Fashion Forward enables readers to start spotting tomorrow’s trends today and compellingly communicate them—both visually and verbally—to inspire fashion innovators.

New to this Edition
- Current images and examples. Updated fashion photos to include current and trending images, professional presentations and forecast examples, plus new interviews and quotes.
- Covers the latest methods and technology. New coverage of social media, technology and data analytics practices in fashion forecasting.
- Enhanced global perspective. New content addressed the global apparel industry, emphasizes international forecasting firms, includes interviews with global forecaster and trend specialists, and more diverse images and examples throughout the book.
- Practical career information and hands-on application. Updated and expanded career opportunities sections and enhanced activities provide real-world simulations and insights.
- New online STUDIO resources offer students self-study quizzes, flashcards, additional projects and online resources.

PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501328350.

Formats ISBN
eBook + Studio 9781501328343
eBook 9781501328282
Paperback 9781501328275
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501328312

Fashion Forward

A Guide to Fashion Forecasting

Chelsea Rousso

Published: FEB 07, 2012

Long before the latest trends grace September issues or department store mannequins, their antecedents are swirling in the zeitgeist, and it’s the fashion forecaster’s mission to identify them. Fashion Forward demystifies this exciting career and fosters skills and instincts that will benefit any design professional. The book begins with an overview of fashion forecasting theory and concepts and then leads readers through a step-by-step guide to creating and presenting a forecast. The author’s expertise, honed over decades of industry and academic experience, is supplemented by real-world examples and interviews with both influential forecasters and the designers who rely on them. Fashion Forward enables readers to start spotting tomorrow’s trends today and compellingly communicate them, both visually and verbally, to inspire fashion innovators.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628920192
Paperback 9781563679247