Information provided below is from SURTEX 2013. Please check back soon for SURTEX 2014 details.

 

TREND THEATRE

Open to all SURTEX participants (exhibitors and attendees) on a complimentary basis!


What is it?

A unique theatre where you can gain insight and inspiration from world-renowned trend forecasting companies! Daily presentations will focus on the latest trends impacting industries as diverse as home and accessories, textiles, tabletop, fashion, paper, stationery, packaging and gifts, through fabulous imagery and insider commentary.

When?

Thirty-minute presentations are scheduled throughout every single Show day – starting at 9:30am and ending at 5:30 (Tuesday sessions will end at 4:00pm).




9:30 - 10:00 am 

Pantone 
Discovering a New Color Language for Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Balance and temperance sum up the overall color feeling for Autumn/Winter 2014-15.  Pantone continues their approach to merged color; highlighting melange and degrade arrangements which combine more classic hues with faster fashion tones for some surprising results.  To discover means to be courageous.  Join Pantone's Kim Palmeter to explore these unexpected color combinations and discover a new color language; a language that can evolve quickly or develop slowly, whatever best suits your marked needs and desires.

Presenter: Kim Palmeter, Marketing Manager, Pantone


11:00 - 11:30 am



Edelkoort
Bringing Texture to Textiles: A Need for Depth

This presentation will cover trends in fabrics & patterns for Fall/Winter 2014-15. 

Presenter: Emmanuelle Linard, partner/executive director of Edelkoort, Inc.






12:30 - 1:00 pm


Carlin International
Trend Drivers for Autumn/Winter 2014-15: Strategic and Creative Cross-Inspirations

Join Carlin International for the presentation of their trend drivers for Autumn and Winter in 2014-15.  Through a transversal approach they will explore each trend through relevant colors, patterns, designs, decoration, fashion and beauty concepts.  Mutation is at the heart of the Autumn and Winter 2015 trends, a very powerful creative driver.  This cross-disciplinary approach will nurture your creativity. 

Presenter: Marcella Segala, Director East Coast, Carlin International


2:00 - 2:30 pm


PeclersParis
Fall/Winter 2014-15 Inspirations: Reconstruction and Lyrical

PeclersParis, the leading trend, style, and innovation consulting agency, deciphers the key influences for 2 of our Fall/Winter 2014-15 themes, Reconstruction and Lyrical, and translates each of these theme's influences into creative scenarios facilitating new design through the season's key colors, textures, prints, surfaces, silhouettes, and innovate techniques that inspire all markets.

Presenter: Jeanine Milillo, Managing Director, PeclersParis North America




3:30 - 4:00 pm


Milou Ket Styling and Design
Interior Trends 2014-15

Milou Ket, trend forecaster, unveils the interior trends for 2014-15 and beyond. She explores emerging design themes for the home, and uses her almost 40 years’ experience to reveal colours, materials, structures, design and form to inspire future product development. She will take an in-depth look into emerging themes for bedding, bath, furniture, ceramics & wallpaper and other products. This is a trend presentation filled with outstanding imagery and commentary.

Presenter: Milou Ket, Creative Director & Owner, Milou Ket Syling & Design






9:30 - 10:00 am



Pantone
Color: From Inspiration to Consumer

Color, an intrinsic part of the visual experience and a vital factor in consumer purchasing decisions, is one of the most challenging and time consuming steps in the design and manufacturing process.  Getting your colors right is as important as choosing the right colors.  Starting with the right tools will enable you to ensure color consistency and maintain the integrity of your creative vision.  Join Mitch Cole, Director of Sales to find out how an effective color management system can help save you time and money and increase your products retail success.

Presenter: Mitch Cole, Director of Sales, Pantone



11:00 - 11:30 am




Edelkoort 
Bringing Textures to Textiles: A Need for Depth

This presentation will cover trends in fabrics & patterns for Fall/Winter 2014-15.

Presenter: Emmanuelle Linard, partner/executive director of Edelkoort, Inc.

 



12:30 - 1:00 pm



Carlin International
Trend Drivers for Autumn/Winter 2014-15: 
Strategic and Creative Cross-Inspirations
Join Carlin International for the presentation of their trend drivers for Autumn and Winter in 2014-15.  Through a transversal approach they will explore each trend through relevant colors, patterns, designs, decoration, fashion and beauty concepts.  Mutation is at the heart of the Autumn and Winter 2015 trends, a very powerful creative driver.  This cross-disciplinary approach will nurture your creativity.  

Presenter: Marcella Segala, Director East Coast, Carlin International



2:00 - 2:30 pm


PeclersParis

Fall/Winter 2014-15 Inspirations: Enlightenment and Distinction
PeclersParis, the leading trend, style, and innovation consulting agency, deciphers the key influences for 2 of our Fall/Winter 2014-15 themes, Enlightenment and Distinction, and translates each of these theme's influences into creative scenarios facilitating new design trends through the season's key colors, textures, prints, surfaces, silhouettes, and innovative techniques that inspire all markets.

Presenter:
Jeanine Milillo, Managing Director, PeclersParis North America


3:30 - 4:00 pm



Stylesight
Fall/Winter 2014 Megatrends: Packaging

This presentation will depict four overarching themes for the season and how they will directly impact color, shape, texture, material and delivery systems for packaging.  Stylesight will connect influences from current runways, art, fashion history, lifestyle and culture--to inform and inspire packaging and design for the season ahead.

Presenter: Jamie Thomas, Director Trend Services Global, Stylesight


5:00 - 5:30 pm


Stylesight

Fall/Winter 2014 Megatrends
Megatrends determines all areas of design, from fashion and beauty to interior design and prints and graphics.  This presentation delivers an in-depth forecast revealing the macro-trends for Fall/Winter 2014 through four themes that will encourage new strides in innovation. 

Presenter:
Jamie Thomas, Director Trend Services Global, Stylesight






9:30 - 10:00 am


Pantone
Iconic Moments in Color

Tracing color evolution over the decades provides a fascinating perspective on what was taking place in our culture at a particular moment in time as well as serving as a guide to future color trends.  Join Ron Potesky, Senior VP/General Manager for a look back at some of history's most iconic color moments over the last 50 years as well as the key influences going forward that will be affecting color in tomorrow's world.

Presenter: Ron Potesky, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Pantone





11:00 - 11:30 am




Edelkoort
Bringing Textures to Textiles: A Need for Depth

This presentation will cover trends in fabrics & patterns for Fall/Winter 2014-15.

Presenter: Emmanuelle Linard, partner/executive director of Edelkoort, Inc.






12:30 - 1:00 pm



Carlin International
Trend Drivers for Autumn/Winter 2014-15:Strategic and Creative Cross-Inspirations

Join Carlin International for the presentation of their trend drivers for Autumn and Winter in 2014-15.  Through a transversal approach they will explore each trend through relevant colors, patterns, designs, decoration, fashion and beauty concepts.  Mutation is at the heart of the Autumn and Winter 2015 trends, a very powerful creative driver.  This cross-disciplinary approach will nurture your creativity.

Presenter: Marcella Segala, Director East Coast, Carlin International





2:00 - 2:30 pm



Stylesight
Fall/Winter 2014 Megatrends: Prints & Graphics

This presentation dives deep into the Fall/Winter 2014 season with a concentrated look at prints & graphics, as seen through the lens of Stylesight's four Fall/Winter 2014 Megatrends themes.  Each theme presents a collection of original artwork available for inspiration and use, along with mood and color direction to assist in the design process.

Presenter: Jamie Thomas, Director Trend Services Global, StyleSight


3:30 - 4:00 pm


PeclersParis

Fall/Winter 2014-15 Inspirations: Reconstruction and Lyrical
PeclersParis, the leading trend, style, and innovation consulting agency, deciphers the key influences for 2 of our Fall/Winter 2014-15 themes, Reconstruction and Lyrical, and translates each of these theme's influences into creative scenarios facilitating new design through the key's season's and colors, textures, prints, surfaces, silhouettes, and innovative techniques that inspire all markets. 

Presenter: Jeanine Milillo, Managing Director, PerclersParis North America