If you work in fashion, you’ll understand better than anyone that new trends are what the industry depends upon. Take a look at these fashion forward tips on how to spot and keep up with emerging trends.
Whether you’ve got a job as an international buying manager or are a stylist to the stars, you’ll know all too well that staying up to date with the latest trends and styles is integral to the role. And whilst stagnant style has no place in the fashion industry, constantly staying ahead of the game is no easy feat. Read these savvy tips on how to spot and keep up with emerging trends, fashionistas unite!
Attend London Fashion Week
Every September the movers and shakers of the fashion industry flock to Somerset House for the biggest haute couture extravaganza of the year. From bloggers to international buyers, thousands of fashion forward individuals queue up to ticketed shows curated by the crème de la crème of designers. Past shows have featured designs from Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry and Topshop Unique to name a few.
There’s no better indicator of trend forecasts than the elongated models who strut down the catwalk wearing next season’s most covetable outfits. Plan the events you wish to attend well in advance as popular shows sell out and be sure to arrive early on the day to try and nab a front row seat.
Read Vogue from Cover to Cover
In terms of high fashion, Vogue is the bible. The British magazine has been predicting trend movements since 1916 and to this day is the most influential fashion magazine on the planet drawing over a million readers under the helm of Editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman.
Don’t just buy the magazine to flick through the pretty pictures, subscribe and religiously live and breathe the magazine. Put a few hours aside and read every word from cover to cover, your trend awareness levels are guaranteed to increase tenfold.
Subscribe to Bloglovin’ and Stay up to Date with the Latest Blogs
The fashion blogosphere is thriving and it’s all down to the concept of individual style. Whereas fashion trends used to be controlled by magazines and retailers, droves of personally styled individuals are now taking centre stage on the internet with thousands of avid followers just waiting to see what they will come up with next.
Even magazines are realising the potential of bloggers, many regularly enlist their help in running features, PR events and blogger of the year polls. Subscribe to Bloglovin’ to see a list of the most popular blogs and check Instagram and Lookbook for outfit of the day tags to see what’s on trend from day to day.
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