Course curriculum

    1. Skillshare-Trend-Forecasting-Class2-Final

    1. Skillshare-Class-TrendForecasting-Video3-Final

    1. Skillshare-Class-Forecasting-Video4

    1. Skillshare-Class-TrendForecasting-Video5

    1. Skillshare-Class-TrendForecasting-Video6

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 9 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

About the Course

Class Description

This course will be a general overview of the fashion design and merchandising industries with a focus on trend analysis and fashion theories as they apply to trend forecasting in a modern digital world. 

If you want to take your learning to the next level, please note this is the first in a three part series. If you want to learn more strategies and build the trend report make sure you check out my course: Trend Forecasting Two  and if you want to apply forecasting to an end product take: Trend Forecasting 3. The classes are meant to build off one another! In this class, students will get an insiders perspective of how trends cycle in and out over the years and an understanding of how society, culture, economy and politics can influence the trends seen in the fashion, lifestyle and creative industries.

What Will You Learn?

Students will learn some of the principles of fashion as well as how to describe the fashion cycle and its’ effects on the adoption of fashion and how to interpret fashion cycle theories to analyze and predict future fashion trends. 

Do I  Need Any Experience? 

This class is geared towards beginners. You don’t need any prior experience in the fashion industry, but an interest in fashion and trends would be helpful! The information outlined in the lessons are meant to be informative and offer a new perspective on the fashion and retail industries. 

You will get some great information on how the fashion theories like the diffusion of innovation and the fashion cycle work and how they can be applied to fashion trend forecasting. 

Fashion Theory Resource Imagery - Diffusion of Innovation & The Fashion Cycle

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Meet your Instructor

Jennifer Lezan

Designer | Illustrator | Educator

Hello! Welcome to The Creative Studio | Learn-Design-Create, my name is Jen. I am a Chicago-born Latinxer (I'm a proud Puerto Rican and Mexican American) millennial, an educator, and a freelance creative with experience in graphic design, digital media, illustration and surface pattern design. I am also a mother of two who is in on a mission to reach all the creative goals I've set for myself while trying my best to be a positive influence on the world. I have 10+ years of experience in the fashion and creative marketing industry in both the corporate world and teaching as a professor in Higher Education. Over the last 3+ years, I have taught and connected with over 13,000 students online. I am working on building course offerings that bring people a new perspective and opportunity to take your design and art skills to a new level. I am pushing for continued growth, running my indie studio, Bella+Sophia Creative, while also using my skills to help others interested in starting a career in the creative industries. My hope is to inspire others through creativity and help you find your creative voice. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired. I'm so excited to get to know all of you! I am SO glad YOU are here!

Social proof: testimonials

“Excellent class, very clear and detailed instruction. I learned everything I needed to be able to make and use digital stickers in my own or commercial projects, using Affinity Designer and Goodnotes. Many thanks Jenny”

Helen Ryle

“This class was so helpful! I already have tons of ideas on how to apply what I've learned. She shows you basic things but in a way that you can expand using your own creativity. This class is more of an intermediate level due to the pace. I found myself pausing and going back to relearn something which isn't bad since the class isn't super long but just something to note. Thank you for the class!”

Colleen Sanders

“This is a fantastic class for those who want to dip their toes into sticker making with Affinity Designer. Not only am I learning how to make stickers, but also it is helping me find my way around Affinity Designer which I absolutely love so far! Look forward to more classes from this teacher!d it.”

Claire Ama

“This was a great class! I've been using Affinity Designer for a few months now and this has given me even more tips and tricks on how to create digital stickers better! Thank you for sharing and teaching. Very easy to follow, lovely simple stickers and highly recommend!”

Love Merkuri