Davids R. Shah
Publisher & CEO
David Shah is a publisher at Metropolitan Publishing BV (Textile View, View2, Viewpoint Design, Viewpoint Colour, PantoneView Colour Planner). He was previously co-publisher at United Publishers S.A. Paris (View on Colour). David is also a design and marketing consultant for leading companies in Europe, ranging from fashion to automotive and white goods. He is a regular speaker on social and design trends at events worldwide.
David has been a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London, where he taught textiles, fashion and marketing. He is also an associate professor for the course on branding and marketing at ARTez University of the Arts, Arnhem, the Netherlands, and at the Renmin University of China, Beijing. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Art and a peer member of the CBI Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, an agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
BDA London is a creative agency working to create synergy across product, branding and marketing, developing strategies that inspire creative, collaborative thinking. Covering trend direction, buying and planning analysis, branding and marketing we work with brands to form the strategic and creative foundations that make them tick.
BDA’s global client list includes TFG; Pure Collection; Woolovers; Levis; JD Williams; Simply Be; Betts; Ginetta; New Look; Asos; Puma; Esprit; M&S; and Ermenegildo Zegna.
FRANKLIN TILL STUDIO
Kate Franklin and Caroline Till founded futures research consultancy FranklinTill Studio in 2010. Specialising in design, colour and material research, FranklinTill Studio work with global brands to to understand how design and material innovation can impact positive change. Bringing research to life is at the core of their output, curating and producing award-winning publications, exhibitions and events. Editors of globally renowned magazines Viewpoint and Viewpoint Colour, Kate and Caroline regularly contribute to international design conferences, festivals and events.
With a career spanning trend forecasting, design and brand strategy, Kate ‘s experience includes stints at design consultancy Fitch, in-house at Marks & Spencer, then futures consultancy The Future Laboratory, before co-founding FranklinTill Studio. Previously responsible for pioneering and directing the Material Futures course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Caroline teaches at a number of worldwide academic institutions, on the subject of sustainable design practices, design innovation and future materials
Their clients include: Caesarstone; Crafts Council; Channel 4; Curver; Design Junction; Future Publishing; GF Smith; Heimtextil; Humanscale; Pernod Ricard; IKEA/ Space 10; Samsung; Thames & Hudson; VF Corporation; and University of the Arts London.
Kunst- und Werbedruck (K+W)
K+W, View Publications’ printer, is one of Germany’s very best. Founded 60 years ago and situated in Bad Oeynhausen, it employs 100 people, producing not just all our magazines and colour cards, but also books, calendars, catalogues, financial publications, annual reports, brochures, folders and very special items for a host of top-end clients and brands. The relationship between View Publications and K+W that began in 2009 has proved very special: between 2009 and 2017, K+W won seven awards and countless nominations for its excellence – one of which was ‘best magazine printer of the year’ based on submissions of Textile View. To remain state of the art, the company has invested more than €10m in the latest printing and binding equipment.
K+W’s list of clients includes Bayer, Mercedes-Benz, Grohe, BASF, Lanxess, Audi, Miele, VW, TUI, Villeroy & Boch, BMW, Stevens Bikes, Deutsche Bahn, Bugatti, Nintendo and Mini, among many others.
Anne Irene van Doesburg
Studio Anne Irene
Studio Anne Irene, a design studio based in Arnhem, the Netherlands, specializes in fashion design, pattern design, and forecasting. The studio’s projects are often based on a mix of forecasting, trend developments, and product design. In addition to forecasting and trend presentations, Anne Irene likes to take the story a step further in product designs, color range developments, and material innovations.
Anne Irene van Doesburg has various clients in the fashion industry, including De Bijenkorf, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, Modefabriek, Hunkemöller and Studio FB Paris.
Studio Anne Liberati
Studio Anne Liberati is a creative trend studio in Paris that focuses on trends and product development for footwear, bags and accessories. Combining fashion expertise with an industrial design approach, Anne Liberati accompanies and directs brands in their creative and marketing strategies. Her expertise is based on storytelling and consumer experience linked to digital production and cost evaluation. For APLF Leather Fair, Anne Liberati developed the Material+ project platform for sportswear and athleisure sectors. Anne edits the accessories forecast section in Textile View.
Studio Anne Liberati’s clients include Mod’Amont (Paris), Première Vision Accessories (Paris/New York), APLF Leather Fair (Hong Kong/Shanghai), Centre Technique du Cuir (Paris). Anne Liberati is a member of the Comité Français de la Couleur (Paris).
Krouwels Fashion Concepts B.V.
Caroline Krouwels started her own design studio, Krouwels Fashion Concepts in 1996 and, with her creative team, works for many clients in the retail industry. In 1996 she started Modefabriek, Amsterdam’s biannual B2B fashion fair for men’s and womenswear and accessories.
Since 2012 she has been the “Creative Head” of de Bijenkorf, and responsible for the creative direction of this Dutch department store. There, she created an artist in residence project in the tower above the Amsterdam store. Artists, writers, designers, musicians are invited to spend time in the Room On The Roof and present their projects in store and online.
Estudio Gloria Jover
Gloria Jovera multidisciplinary trend consultant, is the head of Estudio Gloria Jover in Barcelona and a founding member of the Color Community and the Prints Community. A qualified designer who has taught color and material courses at the Elisava school of design, Architecture La Salle, and the LCI higher education design school, all in Barcelona, Gloria is a key contributor to the PantoneView Color Planner as well as to numerous influential regional and international trend committees, including Première Vision.
Gloria Jover works with an array of clients across all areas of design, including automotive (Seat Volkswagen, Rücker Ibérica for AIRBUS, Volvo, Kia Motors for Pantone), industrial (LG for Pantone), home furnishings and apparel (Zara-Bershka Inditex Group, Mango, Primark, Spanish department store El Corte Inglés), and textiles for international companies worldwide.
Fabric and colour consultant
Hilary Scarlett has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of international colour trends, specializing in fashion and lifestyle. She trained as a textile designer at London’s Royal College of Art and has since been immersed in the world of colour and futures forecasting.
She has worked with many international companies across the field from fibers to retail. Hilary is a key contributor to Textile View Magazine, alongside Lesley Hurst, both in a reporting and forecasting capacity, and works with View Publications and Pantone on the Pantone View Colour Planner. She is a member of the British Textile Colour Group and participates in Intercolor.
Hilary Taylor is co-director of HST Creative, a London-based design consultancy. HST Creative has worked with many clients over the past 20 years, including global mainstays like Adidas, PUMA and Benetton, as well as younger innovators such as Vollebak and Hydro Flask. Hilary specializes in trend and colour forecasting and collaborates on the PantoneView Colour Planner every season.
Executive director, Pantone Color Institute, and founder, Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training
Leatrice Eiseman’s role at the Eiseman Center includes colour consulting for industry and teaching colour/design training for career enhancement. Fortune magazine featured her as one of the top decision-makers for her contribution to colour and forecasting. She presents colour seminars internationally and is the author of 10 books on colour; The Complete Color Harmony: Pantone Edition, with a publication date in September 2017, is a current title. Lee contributes on a yearly basis to PantoneView Home, a colour forecast for professionals, as well as to the PantoneView Color Planner. She is instrumental in developing Pantone’s Color of the Year and the seasonal Fashion Color Report that emanates from New York and London. She is a chairholder in the Color Marketing Group, a member of Fashion Group International and of the Industrial Design Society of America, and her training courses and presentations have been accredited by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).
Leatrice Eiseman has worked with a broad range of industries, among them 3M, Mars, Inc, DuPont Corian, Kohler, Schick/Wilkinson, Shiseido, Clinique, Sariayu beauty and fashion (Indonesia and Malaysia), UGG, S. C. Johnson & Son, Owens Corning, the Society of American Florists, the International Housewares Association, Motorola, Giant Bicycles (Taiwan), Hawaiian Airlines, Valspar, Noroo Paint (South Korea), Plascon paints (South Africa).
Marie-Christine ‘Emcee’ Viannay’s forecasting career started with consulting worldwide for industries as varied as textiles and cosmetics. She later specialised in the high-end production of cashmere and rare fibres for spinners and knitwear manufacturers, first in Scotland, then in Italy, creating and marketing colours and products as well as consulting for luxury brands internationally. Emcee has been a contributor to Textile View and PantoneView Colour Planner since their inception.
She consults for Loro Piana, part of the LVMH group, on colour development, and participates in the LVMH Métiers d’Art project, which passes on to future generations the skills needed to create and communicate colour.
Oltmans van Niekerk
Trend forecasting and consulting agency
Oltmans van Niekerk is a Dutch strategic trend forecasting and consulting agency that helps companies to navigate in a fast changing world. Their publications 20/20 Vision and Colour flow provide clear guidelines for new product development based upon human values. What is currently happening in the world affects people’s thoughts and values and therefore what kind of products and services will be needed in the future.
Liesbeth Oltmans and Els van Niekerk founded the agency in 2005. Both come from a design background and have worked for major international companies in both the fashion and the interior industries. They combine creativity with thorough research, knowledge with instinct and a historic understanding with a clear future vision.
Among their clients are: Sony, Converse, Disney, Unilever and many more global leadership brands.
Fashion and textile designer
Milan-based Ornella Bignami is founder and art director of the Elementi Moda customised forecasting consultancy – trend forecaster for colours, yarns and fabrics for Intertextile; trend forecaster and promoter for the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp (CELC); and consultant to Pitti Filati. She is curator of the Feel The Yarn knitwear contest, in collaboration with the Yarn Promotion Consortium (CPF) and Italian spinners. She is a regular speaker on material innovation and social and fashion trends at events worldwide and is a contributor on yarn trends to Textile View.
Ornella Bignami is visiting professor on the master’s course in fashion, experience and design management (MAFED) at the SDA Bocconi School of Management, and the master’s course in management of Made in Italy at the Università di Lingue e Comunicazione. She consults on colours and yarn collections for leading international spinners, advises on yarn and knitwear trends for the German Fashion Institute (DMI) and is a member of the Première Vision Concertation team, which identifies current international trends.
East Central Studios
Sandy MacLennan, who founded East Central Studios in London in 1982, has been one of the creative editors on Textile View magazine and Viewpoint since the late 1980s. East Central has sold designs worldwide, has consulted for knitwear brands such as Sabre, Zegna, John Smedley and suppliers to Marks & Spencer, has provided yarn consultancy to Irish linen spinners, Courtaulds, Zegna Baruffa and Marchi & Fildi, and developed weave design with Reid & Taylor, and a range of Japanese companies from the Ichinomiya region, which specialises in wool. A strong knowledge of raw materials has led to collaborations with ICI Fibres, DuPont, Courtaulds, Tencel, Asahi Kasei, Cargill Dow and Birla.
Sandy has taught at Chelsea School of Art, the Royal College of Art and Polimoda in Florence, as well as examining for Chelsea and the RCA. In 2007 he co-founded the CLASS service and materials platform, which promotes smarter sustainable sourcing in the new circular fashion economy.
Paris based surface & pattern fashioner, Soon Luu started as a designer with Philippe Starck in 1991. She threw herself into the world of fashion as creative set designer with Bureau Betak. She has also collaborated on a long-term basis with Première Vision Accessories/ Modamont trade show in Paris as director of accessories trends and artistic director for the trend books and set designs. 20 years on, she has moved through a wealth of creative roles, gaining huge experience as an illustrator, graphic and set designer and consultant on trends and art direction.
Soon Luu is currently a contributor to View Publications and a member of the Comité Français de la Couleur. She also runs her own pattern and trends studio, creating bespoke designs and consulting on trends and art direction in fashion, home textiles and lifestyle for companies worldwide.
Tony founded SCOUT in 1999. Engineered by a 20+ year career which saw him work as a designer, design + product manager and creative director for leading brands and retailers in Australia + UK, word about SCOUT traveled swiftly as a leader in the field of trend forecasting. Today, it’s a cutting-edge trend agency that works globally both online and through publications translating its design philosophy, ‘Science of Style’, across seven forecasting areas: lifestyle, home wares, interiors & products, fashion, retail, colour, merchandising, accessories, and consumer trends.
SCOUT’s client base features: Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Gant, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Bestseller, Tommy Hilfiger, Desigual, Garcia, Samsung, Williams Sonoma, View Publications, Cotton On, New Look, Next, Banana Republic, Gap, Country Road, KappAhl, Bik Bok, Sears, Target, Woolworths, Fat Face, Cubus, Boden, Abercrombie & Fitch, Kit & Ace.
At Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, Anne Marie Commandeur heads a team of multidisciplinary designers working on creation and communication in the area of material innovation, forecasting, colour trends and strategic design concepts. She lectures on trend forecasting and design applications, is an external examiner at various design academies and universities, and is a regular speaker at international seminars and exhibitions. Stijlinstituut provides trend interpretation and product development based on a realistic, lifestyle-oriented approach and develops effective communication tools to transmit information through the value chain.
Stijlinstituut Amsterdam’s current and recent clients include Textile View magazine, INVISTA S.à.r.l., Yarns & Fibres, INVISTA GmbH/Performance Solutions Europe, Swarovski, Heimtextil/Messe Frankfurt, Mare di Moda, İTKİB, Conti Fibre, Çalik Denim, Vlisco, Nanolab – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, VF Corporation US, Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI), Reckitt Benckiser and BN International.