Events Not to Miss This Summer

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Mary Heilmann

As part of our intelligence gathering, Trend Bible analysts attend a host of events, seminars, and exhibitions from a variety of sectors and industries. Here, we’ve curated a list of interesting cultural events and exhibitions happening in London over the Summer months. Perfect for those looking for a break from the excitement of the Rio Olympics. Continue reading

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New Designers: One Year On

One Year OnNew Designers: One Year On

Following our ‘What we’re looking forward to at New Designers 2016‘ post we take a look at One Year On, a destination within New Designers featuring more than 60 of the design world’s rising stars. Running from 29 June-2 July and 6-9 July, the showcase offers a professional platform to young, entrepreneurial designers in their first year of business covering all disciplines, from textiles, jewellery and ceramics to furniture, illustration and innovative products. Continue reading

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DENFAIR Australia: Show Highlights

TREND BIBLEMelbourne based homewares show DENFAIR took place earlier this month, doubling in size from last year and putting Australian design talent firmly on the map. Exhibiting over 300 brands, the fair played host to the best of Australian and international design, showcasing emerging brands and products. Here we share highlights from the show, as well as introducing emerging designers to keep an eye on in the coming year.

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We are recruiting: U.S Trend Consultant

IHHS ConsultancyWe are recruiting a freelance U.S Trend Consultant to collaborate with our UK-based team. You are required to:

  • Write retail reports covering key stores in New York
  • Contribute to our trend forecasts for UK and US headquartered global brands and retailers
  • Attend a number of US trade shows and write reports on key findings
  • Have a strong knowledge of how trends differ for the US market versus Europe
  • Have a good understanding of the home interiors and kid’s lifestyle (toys, gaming, decor, learning etc) markets
  • Communicate regularly with our creative, sales and marketing teams
  • Help fuel growth in the US market
  • Have strong written skills; able to write in both report style and for blog content
  • Have strong photography and photo editing skills

Please send resume and covering letter by email to

Closing date: 8th July 2016.

You can find out more about what it’s like to work with us using #lifeattrendbible

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What We’re Looking Forward to at New Designers 2016

Trend BibleDesign students across the UK are currently gearing up for the 31st edition of Graduate Design Show, New Designers. Showcasing the work of 3,000 graduates, the show is split into two parts. Part 1 focuses on fashion, textiles, jewellery & craft and Part 2 is directed towards product design, exhibiting furniture, graphic and motion design. With some of the biggest companies due to attend, New Designers puts graduate talent in the spotlight, providing a stepping stone to potentially join worldwide brands and retailers.

Trend Bible attend each year to see the freshest design talent. We recently featured a profile on Elinor McCue, a textile designer and stylist we’ve been working with since spotting her at New Designers last year. We also regularly feature the work of these upcoming designers in our trend publications.

Here we share a preview of what we’re looking forward to at this year’s show, which kicks off on the 29th July at the Business Design Centre London.

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Baby and Kids Lifestyle Stores: Paris

SMALLABLe ImagesSmallable, Paris

As trend forecasters for the baby and children’s lifestyle market, we continuously seek out the most exciting children’s stores and boutiques internationally. In our recent blog post, Baby and Kids Lifestyle Stores: London, we looked at some of the most inspiring boutiques in London. Here we provide an overview of the top shopping destinations in another key design hub for the children’s market: Paris. Continue reading

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High Summer 2016 Trends

Summer 2016In addition to forecasting, it’s important to carefully track and monitor in-season trends as they emerge in store. This past month, our Trend Analysts have been in stores across London and New York, documenting what major retailers have on offer for Summer 2016.

As the Rio Olympics spark a global flurry of energy and celebration, we begin to see this vibrancy influencing colour and design for homewares. Our Energise trend for Spring Summer 2016 picked up on spirited celebrations, street food and Brazilian art in a vibrant, optimistic trend. Brightly painted ceramics and bold up-scaled geometric prints liven up the home and capture the spirit of a Brazilian carnival.

This season we saw bright tropical shades emerging in decorative accessories and ceramics. Colour blocking, expressive brushmarks and abstract prints add a playful energy to this trend for textiles and print direction. Continue reading

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Designer Profile: Elinor McCue

Elinor Image 1Image Copyright: Elinor McCue

Elinor McCue is an up-and-coming textile designer and stylist having recently graduated from The Glasgow School of Art. Originally spotted at New Designers in 2015, we requested to feature her work in our Autumn Winter 2017/18 Home & Interiors Trend Book. Since then, we’ve been working with her on our exclusive styling and photography projects. We believe she is a creative talent with a bright future in the textiles and styling industry. Continue reading

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Baby & Kids Lifestyle Stores: London

Kids Lifestyle Stores LondonImages left to right: Caramel Baby & Child, Bobo Kids

As trend forecasters, we regularly visit retailers in major cities throughout the world to monitor how trends are emerging and ground our research. Specialising in the Kids Lifestyle market, we search out the most innovative stores in the baby and child sector. Last month we visited central London to take a look at a selection of leading boutiques. Continue reading

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Guide to Clerkenwell Design Week

Image1 JPEGAs one of the UK’s leading independent design festivals, Clerkenwell is a highly anticipated event for the industry. The exhibitions run from 24th-26th May, showcasing both UK and international designers. It attracts over 35,000 people as well as 300 brands to this established design hub in London. This year Clerkenwell hosts a diverse range of showroom displays, exhibitions and fringe events from the world of design, architecture and interiors.

Here we share our guide to some of the most exciting and innovative designers that will be presenting their work this week.

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