BUF 3100: Trend Forecasting and Social Media

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Instructor: Dr. Robert Woods

COURSE DESCRIPTION:              

An overview and analysis of current color, fiber, and fashion trends, as well as their impact upon sales forecasting. Students will research, analyze, and develop fashion forecasts related to specific seasons in the apparel industry. Students will learn how to forecast future trends in color, fabric, silhouettes, and textures and how to incorporate their findings into a specific trend forecast and correlating merchandising plan inclusive of mood boards, flat sketches, and spec details.  Students will also learn how to develop those ideas into a format that can be understood by pattern makers and other producers at the primary level of fashion.

Trend Forecasting Project (Score: A+) Click here to view

2 Sketches from Trend Project:

Sleeveless Silk Jumpsuit
Modest Sequin Jumpsuit