Thursday, October 22, 2015

trnd Trade Shows: LA Market

Los Angeles Fashion Market // Spring 2016//
Oct 12-15

CMC is an essential resource for buyers during Los Angeles Fashion Market, presenting downtown's most comprehensive selection of brands for Women, Men, Kids & Home in every price point & market niche. Attendees will find hundreds of the season's newest collections in permanent Showrooms and Exhibitor Show Areas located throughout the CMC.

We browsed several Tradeshow areas, including SELECT, a curated brand showcase for Contemporary Apparel, Accessories, and Footwear.

Then we hit SHAPE, the Athleisure Tradeshow for Active, Yoga, Swim & Athleisure Apparel and Accessories.

Finally, we strolled through TRANSIT, a shoe show which showcased footwear brands created for the West Coast Fashion Buyer.

As always, our latest reports are available in The Fashion Bookstore on the 1st floor of the California Market Center. Ask a bookstore representative for details or visit the link below!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

trnd Trade Shows: LA Textile

   Los Angeles International Textile Show // Fall/Winter 16/17 // Sept 28-30

The trnd team is on the road again and reporting on the latest trend updates. This past month we spent a lot of time in DTLA at Trade Shows in the California Market Center. Here's what we found....

Los Angeles International Textile Show is the fashion industry’s premier West Coast destination for textile, design & production resources from around the globe.

Showcasing hundreds of international fabric collections and design services, the caliber of resources and fashion direction is presented with West Coast's Contemporary & Lifestyle designers in mind. 

The trend forum was curated by Promostyl Paris, equipping attendees with essential F/W  16/17 color & trend information to walk the show with.

Our latest reports are always for sale in-store or online at The Fashion Bookstore. Next time you're in the California Market Center, stop by and ask a bookstore representative for details or shop the link below!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

1st Annual Kaaboo Del Mar Music Festival: Trend Recap

Kaaboo Del Mar: what's trndING?

Our team of analysts hit the street this past weekend at the 1st Annual Kaaboo Del Mar Music Festival.

Headliners included No Doubt, Zac Brown Band, and The Killers. However, the undercard was just as captivating. We enjoyed performances from Snoop Dogg, Girl Talk, Young the Giant, Brandi Carlile, and so many more.

This was not your ordinary music festival. Along with world class musical entertainers, we experienced incredible cuisine from vendors such as Searsucker, craft beers from local breweries, inspiring contemporary art from artists such as Celeste Byers and Aaron Glassen, and comedic relief from the legendary Joel McHale.

When it comes down to it, you know what we were most excited for..... the fashion!! Below is a recap of the top ten festival trends we encountered during our weekend at Kaaboo.

1. Festival Fringe

2. Bohemian (Kaaboho)

3. Florals (Garden Variety)

4. 90's Child

5. Denim Cut-Offs

6. Fashion Backpacks

7. Fringe Bags

8. Brim Hats

9. Reflective Sunnies

10. Round Lenses

A special thank you to everyone who made this weekend possible! We will see you next year Kaaboo!

Friday, September 18, 2015

What's trndING?? Fall Fashion Week - Wk 1 Roundup

NY Fashion Week went off with a bang as the Spring collections wow and inspire from all trend perspectives!!

Out the gates color leads the way as Perfect White, Fire Oranges, and beautiful shades of Cognac own the shows of Ralph Lauren and Karen Walker. We see fabrics and textures playing a big role through gorgeous, sheer black laces and statement Metallics. Print Mixing has never been done better, and it’s no surprise that Diane Von Furstenburg and Anni Sui are clearly doing it best with print movement and colorways that are salable and flattering! We continue to watch as key items emerge out of the top shows, noticing sexy, sleek Slip Dresses to be the #1 recognized must-have piece thus far.

trnd will continue to keep our finger on the pulse as Fashion Week continues it’s global tour!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

trnd Travel: Baja California, Mexico

Tucked away in a secluded resort in Baja California, the natural beauty of Mexico was truly revealed during our stay at Las Olas. Gorgeous views of traditional architecture and open seaside left us inspired and awed.

 Las Olas Resort and Spa, Mexico

View from the Serene Pool

Authentic Mexican Sculpture

The resort was very peaceful and gorgeous with amazing views around every corner

There were many beautiful plants around the resort!

Staircase Decorated with Bamboo and Tropical Foliage

The Mexican homes to our left had the most stunning architecture. Their red roofs against the colors of the cliffside were enough to leave any "palette junkie” inspired and in complete awe.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

trnd Travel: South Beach Miami, FL

We traveled to South Beach and encountered inspiration around every corner. From public sculptures to hotel interiors; vibrant color and tasteful design painted the city as we shopped the streets of Miami.

“SOUTH BEACH" Street Sculpture

Kate Moss Art Piece

SLS Hotel Outdoor Mood Lounge

Shore Club Feng Shui

Room with a View

Thursday, August 13, 2015

trnd Travel: Indio California - Coachella 2015

Ahhh…Coachella. The desert, music, and fashion individuality thrives at this gathering of eclectic trendsetters. We’ve attended the Coachella Music & Arts Festival the last 5 consecutive years... Each year, the diverse mix of art and culture never ceases to inspire and amaze us!

Brixton Tassel Hat

Quirky Graphics - James Franco Print Bikini

High/Low Shift Dress with Dreamy Palm Trees

Novelty Pom-Pom Necklace worn by Blogger, Stylist, and Designer Emily Men