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Fashion & Textiles: Trend Forecasts & Fashion Predictions

Covers Fashion; Textiles, Footwear; Fashion Buying

Trend books and other publications in the Library

Fashion trends and predictions publications are kept in their own section in the Library on the ground floor near the leisure reading collection. They are only available to current DMU staff and students. They can only be used within the Kimberlin Library, and must be signed out for use each time at the desk. Up to three can be signed out at any one time. 

Online Fashion Trends

WGSN Insight Presentation

A 35 minute presentation on WGSN Insight database of consumer trends analysis and forecasting.Click on this link and then the link at the bottom of the next page. 

Trend books in the Library (Ground Floor) and Online

Guide to Accessing Fashion and Design Trends

Note this presentation has both audio and screen recordings which should play automatically as you work through the presentation.

Click on the arrows at the bottom to move through the slides. If this does not work for you when trying to view online, please download and view in the Powerpoint App.

The Library has a selection of trend books from the following agencies, who focus on identifying the likely trends and developments that will influence and evolve fashion over a two year period. The latest books held in the Library are listed underneath.

Carlin Creative Trend Bureau

  • Beachwear (Digital only)
  • Impulse
  • Lingerie
  • Women's Attitudes
  • View Carlin trends on Instagram (@carlin.creative), and on their blog here.

To access our Carlin Books online - please click here and sign-in using Single Sign-in, then select Carlin Digital from drop-down list. Use the username and password shown to sign-in. Scroll down to find the books we have bought (any that do not say 'I Want Mine'). 

Nelly Rodi

  • Men's Edition
  • Living Expressions 
  • Color Intelligence 
  • Life & Style 23 (online access also available)

To access these PDFs click here. Note: Select the SAML login option not the LibApps option and proceed using your Single Sign On details at the next screen.

To access Life & Style online - please click here and sign-in  using Single Sign-in, then select Nelly Rodi from drop-down list. Use the username and password shown to sign-in. If the text is in French and you are using Google Chrome (recommended) you should see Google Translate box on top right-hand side of screen offering to translate to English, click on this. On the Nelly Rodi site, click on Downloads, and then Fluidbook. Online provides access to videos and other associated links. 


  • Inspirations
  • Environments and Design
  • Women's Fashion
  • You can also access these books online via PeclersPlus - see below.

Peclers Videos:

Inspirations: Envisioning Future(s) FW 21-22 Video

Women's Fashion AW 21-22 Video

To access these videos click here. Note: Select the SAML login option not the LibApps option and proceed using your Single Sign On details at the next screen.

Premier Vision Talk

Social engagement, new buying motivations... a wave of new attitudes are confirming the need to reimagine the system... Yvonne de Bruyn, Consulting and Fashion Director at Peclers, suggests new ways to drive your brand and your collections through a look at benchmark brands inventing new models.

A Talk organised in partnership with Peclers Paris.

Click here and register by entering your email to view

Other trend publications in the Library (Ground floor)

Arsutoria - for footwear trends

Mix Magazine - for trend and colour forecasts

The Spin Off (previously Sportswear International) - for denim, sportswear, fashion trends and new luxury

Textile View - for women's, men's and children's wear trend forecasts 

View 2 - focus on denim, casual, athleisure, active and performance

Vogue - latest fashion news and trends, and beauty inspiration 

Zoom on Fashion Trends - colours, inspirations, materials, and lines of the macro trends more than a year ahead of the market