Jon at ParsonsExamining emerging aesthetic and cultural trends through the eyes of a Parsons fashion marketing student.
click image to enlarge Almost by magic, each season disparate designers from around the world are drawn to a common cultural influence. In recent years this has included at times Moroccan, African, and Indian. For Fall 2014, it appears this … Continue reading
click to enlarge This is part three in an ongoing series examining trends seen in Italy during a Summer merchandising program through Parsons.
click image to enlarge This is part two in an ongoing series examining trends seen in Italy during a Summer merchandising program through Parsons.
click to enlarge This is the first in a series of posts inspired by my time spent in Italy this Summer as a member of a merchandising study abroad program through Parsons.
click image to enlarge Soft Rebel is largely inspired by late 1950’s and early 1960’s menswear trends. Key trends include spread collars, higher waisted pants, knit tops, and cropped tops. Key items will include camp shirts and gas station … Continue reading
click image to enlarge More from this forecast: s/s 2014 color concept: floating color s/s 2014 silhouettes – floating color s/s 2014: key directions in design floating color- cultural moodboard floating color- influencers
click image to enlarge Artists, designers, and cultural innovators are finding unexpected way to utilize color as a means of changing the world around them. -Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude create large scale installations that blanket the world, both urban and … Continue reading
click image to enlarge The tactile and vibrant qualities of traditional Moroccan textiles and American folk art embroidery are permeating emerging cultural aesthetics. Seemingly in reaction to the current digital overload many are feeling, people are being drawn to the … Continue reading
click image to enlarge Consumers, growing tired of the over saturation of social technology and the requisite personal branding associated with it, are moving away from overtly industrial trends and looking for ways to return to nature. However, Gen Y … Continue reading
click image to enlarge Shrinking job opportunities have caused young people to defer adulthood. Displaced from the expected life trajectory, they stay in school longer or work in coffee shops despite their degree. However, their dreams do not die. They … Continue reading