Start from Outside, then turn them to the inside view for an accurate forecast: It’s simple: trends are spread by people. Everyone has a specific role in making an idea or activity a trend. … Innovators are the ones responsible for bringing an idea to life. Early adopters, who have significant influence, then drive trends towards becoming a reality. So to generate innovation in your trend is to start from the outside but turn that into the inside by you playing the role of an Influencer. Start doing your own research by simply creating your theme board. For example, if genderless fashion is the outside view and you would like to predict its trend in your own market, simply strat with a Theam board and gather the wisdom of the crowds.
Basic Program- 7 Secrets of Super Trend Forecasting for Fashion
Trend Forecasting - is one competency all successful fashion professionals use to their advantage. The good news is it's trainable. In the module, Practice of Sensing, we will be wearing the hat of a trend forecaster. We have nominated a special award called the trend forecaster award for those who would demonstrate this skill with the actual against the projection as near to the predictions.
Secret 3. From Theme boards to Swipe cards: Start from outside, then turn them to the inside view for an accurate forecast.
Secret 4. Micro Theme Boards: Superforecasters break down problems into smaller units to start their analysis.
Secret 6: Stay Up to date even after your initial conclusion and adjust your forecasts with new information and validation
Secret 7: Working in teams gives you an advantage but only if you do it right following the design principles
Advanced Program -10 Habits of a Super Forecaster
A Designer Buyer and Marketer of fashion has one common trait that makes them all Super forecaster. They build their qualitative lense to help them illuminate their fantasy into reality. They constantly build their qualitative muscle memory by participating in conversation which has a language of a qualitative thinker.