Young Designers: At Home – Activity #8
Hello Young Designers…
I don’t know about you…. but that week flew by! I have another activity for you today inspired by trend forecasting & design. I hope you have fun and have a go… share your results with us if you do!
What you’ll need:
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*Stack of Magazines
Trend prediction and forecasting is a huge part of what designers do… They predict and choose what big trend will be popular next season (always working about 2 season ahead)…. whether its florals, contrasting print, metallics, safari, tailoring, flowing skirts & bell sleeves etc… Everything you see in your wardrobe and in the shops is there because a designer somewhere predicted it’d be the next big trend… it then showed up on the catwalks and filtered down into the high-streets and our wardrobes.
For this challenge I want you to create your own trend prediction board (like a moodboard)
It could be for a trend that’s already around, or you can come up with your own… totally up to you… Lotta Lorier has some fantastic examples which you can see here.
I’ll also share a couple below to get you inspired…
Your trend couple be anything (neon, floral, spots & stripes, military, soft & floaty, metallics, cuts & paste, colour blocking, neutrals, monochrome, sparkle, safari, texture, oversized, animal print, soft & delicate…. the list goes on and on…)
Once you’ve decided your trend you need to get some images to put on your trend board… I’d recommend flicking through some magazines and ripping out anything that fits your theme, you can of course also use an image search tool online. Try and get a mix of complete outfits, prints/ colours and objects… the trends from the catwalk tend to also inspire homeware too!
Once you have enough pieces, cut them out more neatly and then have a go at putting them together in a composition you’re happy with. Once that’s done you can stick it all down in place. You can then also add some more details such as a title, a season and a colour palette.
Finally when you have your finished trend board you can use this as inspiration for your own designing!
Have fun with it and don’t just stop with one, why not try a range of different trends? or combine two? Get creative and get designing!
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