Whether you like to stay ahead of the curve on trends or just want to know what they're all about, you won't want to miss our October meeting featuring guest speaker Fran Yoshioka. Fran is an independent consultant specializing in trend forecasting, product development, and visual merchandising for apparel, home furnishing, and retail businesses. She works with an international network of leading trend forecasters, attends major trade shows and researches product and retail trends in London, Paris and New York City. With over 25 years of professional experience, she has worked with Sears, Wal-Mart, Bon Ton Stores, Beall’s, Fossil, and Crate & Barrel.
At our October 15th meeting, Fran will be presenting her Fall 2013 Women's Trend Direction Report and her 2012 Maison et Objet Trend Report for home furnishings. The information in these two presentations will be coming fresh from her September shopping trips to Paris and London, as well as the recent Maison et Objet show in Paris.
Do you have questions about trends? Want to know what will be hot next year? Come get answers at our next meeting. See you there!