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Forecasting Services

Goodman Resource Center, 4th Floor

212 217.4380

ONLINE  * PRINT  * RULES  * MAGAZINES  * ORIENTATIONS * ARCHIVE 

The Library subscribes to a number of forecasting services for womenswear, menswear, children's wear, 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 students and external researchers by appointment.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Must be viewed inside the Forecast Reading Room
  • Current FIT ID required for restricted forecasts
  • 2-hour loan period
  • Photographs and photocopying prohibited

Students and FIT Personnel - How to Request Forecasts
For Current Forecasts:

  • The most current three seasons of forecasts are restricted to FIT students and personnel. They are available by request at the Periodicals Desk on the 4th Floor. An appointment is not needed to view these materials.
  • When requesting forecasts: please include company name and title of forecast, as well as the season you wish to see.
    For example:
    Carlin International, Inmouv:Active F/W 2018/19

For Historical Forecasts:

  • The materials in this collection are available for students, FIT personnel, and researchers by appointment only.   Please contact us at libperiodicals@fitnyc.edu  to schedule an appointment.

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

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

HISTORICAL FORECAST ARCHIVE
Our collection of historical forecasts and trend reports spans from the late nineteenth century through 2017. The materials in this collection are available for researchers by appointment only.  

Please contact us at libperiodicals@fitnyc.edu to schedule an appointment.

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