Category Archives: Spring 2013

SUMMER/TRANS 2013 TREND DIRECTION (Part 2)

Inspirational (and International) HOT SPOTS! 2013 needs to be all about energy–bold and expressive statements in color, fabric mixes, pattern. For inspiration, look to the sizzling cultures below the Tropic of Cancer! LATIN CULTURES — Argentina and sultry tango, Brazil … Continue reading

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SUMMER/TRANS 2013 TREND DIRECTION

TREND NEWS FOR NEXT SUMMER/TRANS 2013 — Color Hot Spots! Think hot, hot, hot for 2nd quarter selling next year. In color, make it as hot as you can as in Neons. White –as a stand alone color story White— … Continue reading

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LATEST TREND NEWS FROM FRAN IN EUROPE

I’m finishing up my last day here and wanted to share the 4 big ideas in Women’s fashion that I saw everywhere in Paris and London . . . also the over-riding impression for home furnishings. The color message was … Continue reading

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SHOPPING LONDON AND PARIS FOR SPRING/SUMMER TREND!

WHEN? Next Week. Why? Because I need to see what Europe is showing as inspiration and validation for what we are talking about for next year. How? I spend 2 1/2 days in each city in major department stores, specialty … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013: MAISON ET OBJET

For those of you who follow my blog and attend my webinars on home furnishings, here are some highlights from the Maison et Objet show held in January for Spring 2013. I did not attend, but in reading the reports … Continue reading

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