Off the Cuff with Trend Forecaster Haysun Hahn

Haysun Hahn is a multi-hyphenated New Yorker. During her 30-plus years observing and forecasting trends, consumer tendencies, colors and design for Cotton Inc., Promostyl, Bureau de Style and more, Hahn has influenced footwear, electronics, retail and global events, including the Olympics. Hahn also earned a bragging right envied by all proper New Yorkers: She developed the New York Yankee’s blue.   “When you have a career this long, you’ve had some time… Read More

New York City, According to Haysun Hahn

Trend forecaster Haysun Hahn says New York City won’t ever lose its position as a key play in the world as the center of fashion, however, the proud New Yorker says the buzz surrounding its local industry can be a little lackluster. Hahn wants to change that with NYC Textile Week. “It is still the most global city in the world. It is a very important place, especially for textiles,” she said…. Read More

Off the Cuff with Creative Advisor Simon Collins

Simon Collins, creative advisor and chairman of WGSN’s advisory board, tells brands the things they don’t want to hear, but need to hear. The former Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design keeps a pulse on what’s next in fashion, design and retail with his innate ability to cut through the “BS marketing buzz” and see ideas for what they are really worth.   For example, despite designers… Read More

New York City, According to Simon Collins

Creative advisor Simon Collins describes New York City as the world’s store window. The city continues to be one of the most important fashion cities in the world—for both business and inspiration—which is why Collins says textiles and events supporting the industry like NYC Textile Week are crucial for growth and innovation.   Here, Collins shares his tips on how to make the most of your visit to NYC Textile Week on… Read More