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Forecasting Services

Building E, 6th Floor
212 217.4380

The Library subscribes to a number of forecasting services for womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, textiles, home products and more.  Each of the forecast services offers coverage of runway shows from major fashion cities worldwide, mood boards with color palettes, and retail store images for the spring/summer and fall/winter seasons.

ONLINE SERVICES
Available through our Databases list, and by clicking the links below. FIT username & password are required for access.


PRINT SERVICES

The most current three seasons of forecasts are restricted to FIT students and personnel. Older forecasts are available to external researchers.

  • Color Association of the United States
  • Cotton Inc.
  • Doneger Creative Services
  • InMouv
  • Pantone
  • Peclers Paris
    • Futur(s) forecasts design themes for items as diverse as interiors and home products to automobiles, fashion and appliances with swatches and photographs of materials and furnishing objects.  It is published once a year. Available both in print and as a PDF. Note: right click in PDF for a navigation menu.
    • Enfants (Children) 2-12 books covers childrenswear.  The books provide themes illustrated with silhouettes, photographs, swatches and color.  Published twice a year.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Must be viewed inside the Forecast Reading Room
  • Current FIT ID required
  • 2-hour loan period
  • Photo and other copying media prohibited

MAGAZINES WITH FORECASTING INFORMATION
Trend forecasting magazines are available in Periodicals Services.

FORECAST ORIENTATIONS
FIT faculty may request and conduct forecast orientation sessions for their classes:

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