Finding trend in all the fun places.

The hand towel creates a cover-up.

Elements for new product can be taken out of context. The floral vintage hand-towel designed by the great amazing textile artist Vera Neumann was the inspiration for this print. This story line is all about the rosebud and a summer morning, cleaning and ironing linens. Freshen up the brand with cotton, linen inspired prints for your 2021 concept themes. A storyboard can create a conversation, inspire a trend, produce a collection.

Looking for trends in all the fun places.

Trend Workbook

Rosebuds in the Garden

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Mini story & concept boards perfect for lingerie, sleepwear, urbanlounge inspiration moving into the 2020/21 market.

Created for designers, sales, manufactures, trend notes.

Original Illustrative fashion, CAD, design trends with a focus on the bud, the rosebud.

Every now and then you get lucky

50 Years Apollo 11 July 16, 1969

Every now and then you get lucky. I was at my uncles house in Washington DC for the moon landing, all the amazing memories stuck in my head, but NASA didn’t let me down on a wonderful morning in September, they flew right past my stake-out point in the Hollywood Hills. Now this is a Life Shot. All Smiles, Thanks to NASA where dreams always are always looking up.

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Woodblock Wednesday: Evening Moon at Nakanoshima Park

Kawase Hasui 1883-1957

Evening Moon at Nakanoshima Park

This is the second print by Hasui, born in Tokyo, he is known for his town and landscapes. After a lot of research the one thing that stands out with Hasui is his deep earthy colors along with his artistic display of reflections on water and city rainy streets. This print is amazing and was one of the easier prints to locate. The strong wood grain sky is an important piece on this print. The paper is crisp and clean with a strong bleed on the back. Side margin has punch holes with a paper rag on the top margins. It has a hand-feel of almost never being touched. More on Kawase Hasui.

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She saw the silk gown hanging in the trend room.

The Muse picks the trend.

Working on a storyboard for silks, Sleep to Street when all of a sudden, the Muse for the sketch decided to take over the conversation.

Now that the studio is in one place, things have been moving around in the imagination of what’s-to-come. Going through samples and sketches of past stories and trends have changed things up, and the concepts for 2020/21 are muted and interesting. The intimate lingerie market is in an interesting place, the same place, that is. Product development designers tend to look at a lot of stuff out there, and once you spend that much time on the search for trends that move the mainstream market, sameness comes into focus with a blinding realism. The market is getting harder to foresee a future, so the cautionary tale begins, but this is not the time for sameness, this is the time to break out, showcase the side of surprise. Take on different storylines, colors, and moods. When looking for new concepts, a great storyboard can get the conversation started on new collections and key items for your brand.

Inspiration

Sleep to Street as a double vision; it translates two markets, intimates, and urban looks. Once only for the bedroom or hidden underneath, lingerie was a personal choice that stayed personal. Not anymore, that is why sleep to street plays the perfect part when trending storyboard concepts for your brand — looking for trends in all the fun places.

Trend Notes

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KEY ITEM

This storyboard in The Dressing Room concept is getting a lot of attention from mainstream consumers. Mix up the basics, move new ideas into the collections as single item pieces. Create a few surprises and silhouettes that do not belong in the story line to get the conversation started.