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The Creative Edit by WGSN
Tue. 16 May 2017, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm AEST
Join The Creative Edit, an inspirational half-day summit by WGSN designed to equip your team with everything you need to plan your next collection. Beginning with background on the key cultural themes and context driving the seasons ahead, lead trend consultants Helen Sac and Yianni Giovanoglou will review the key items emerging for the global and Australian marketplace
08:45 - 09:00 Opening
09:00 - 09:45 Fashion Futures
In a digital and global age, it's crucial to look beyond the obvious to stay on top of the latest trends. In this session, WGSN trend expert, Helen Sac, will explore the global drivers shaping consumer demand and what it means for fashion today. Starting with a seasonal overview, she will also explore catwalks, lifestyle and culture trends in the global and Australian markets.
09:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 12:30 2018/19 Key Items
A commercial edit of the must-have items with a trans-seasonal outlook across various fashion categories. Taking inspiration from the catwalks, trade shows, aspirational retailers and social media, this session will provide concrete references to inform your next collection.
10:00 - 11:00 Womenswear, Girlswear, Activewear, Denim
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 Menswear, Boyswear, Activewear, Denim
12:00 - 12:30 Footwear & Accessories, Intimates & Swimwear
12:30 - 13:00 Light Lunch & Networking
Helen Sac, Head of WGSN Mindset & Content, APAC
Responsible for Content and Consultancy in Asia Pacific, Helen balances creativity and commercial relevance defining how trends impact brands and consumers.
She contributes creative direction for fast-fashion high-street multiples globally and has added insight to the design and research process of major international brands and retailers, including; VF Corp, Samsung, Meters/Bonwe, Shiseido & Disney.
Previously, Helen led the Prints & Graphics division at NYC based Trend forecasting company Stylesight building accurate forecasts and real-time trend analysis providing a comprehensive global reportage.
Currently based in Hong Kong, she has lived and worked across France, UK and Australia.
Yianni Giovanoglou, WGSN Trend Specialist Australia/New Zealand
With a strong background in design, Yianni has worked in the fashion industry for over 14 years. Previous roles include working behind the scenes as a stylist, visual merchandiser and production manager as well as running his own label for several years. He is now responsible for training WGSN clients across the region on the key trends and supporting them on their design and retail strategies.