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).

Where?

All sessions will take place at the Trend Theatre, located on the SURTEX Show Floor at the rear of the 900 aisle in the ReSource Hub.






9:30 - 10:00 am 


Trendease Market Edge PowWow - Design Directions & Inspiring Materials


Presented by: Jennifer Castoldi, CEO & Chief Creative Director, Trendease International




11:00 - 11:30 am


Pantone: Engaging With Color in Autumn/Winter '15/16

With global fashion trends less constrained by rigid color rules and consumers delighting in color expression, our desire for winter color is flourishing.  Reflecting our optimistic feelings about the future, color statements for Autumn/Winter ‘15/16 are confident …  gradually moving from wispy, negligible shades to more intense tones and stronger color bursts, and highlighting more classic tones along the way.  Whether you are looking for ethereal neutrals, phosphorescent brights, celadon shaded greens, color infused blacks or ceremonial reds full of richness and warmth, come discover how you can playfully engage color without commercial risk. 

Presented by: Laurie Pressman, Vice President, Pantone Color Institute



12:30 - 1:00 pm


Carlin International: Fall 2015/16 Trends  

A beautiful multi-media journey into Fall 2015/16, exploring the season's major trends for Home and Fashion: color, prints/patterns/graphics, textiles, materials and key items.

Presented by: Nicki Gondell, Trend House




2:00 - 2:30 pm


GATHERING: from Domestic Craft to Contemporary Design Process

Edelkoort Inc. director and curator Philip Fimmano will explore how new design is embracing technology and process as an extension of the craft skills that belong to our common past; gathering form and materials, exuding a sense of continuity and community. Designers apply techniques to completely transform their actions, even collaborating with robots and machines. Their interventions celebrate the possibilities that lie ahead and forecast a time when the handmade and machine-made will come together.

Presented by: Philip Fimmano, Partner, Edelkoort, Inc.





3:30 - 4:00 pm


To Be Announced










5:00 - 5:30 pm


Milou Ket - Interiors 2015/2016

Presented byDan Nazario, Creativo (U.S. Representatives of Milou Ket Styling and Design)










9:30 - 10:00 am




Design Works Int'l: Creative Concepts for Digitally Printed Products

An in depth look at the behind the scenes of The  Design a Seat Campaign specially created for SURTEX. It's a way to re-think seasonal color,trend and print for inspiration in the marketplace.

Presented by: Nancy Fire, Creative Director, Design Works International 





11:00 - 11:30 am




Pantone: The Role of Color Through the Ages

Looking back to look ahead!  With color inexorably intertwined with context, tracing color evolution through time offers a fascinating perspective of our history.  Color choices and color trends speak to what was taking place in our culture, reflecting societal attitudes and consumer preferences at any particular moment.  Take a look back at some of history’s most memorable color moments as well as exciting new influences that will affect color trends in the future. 

Presented by: Laurie Pressman, Vice President, Pantone Color Institute 


12:30 - 1:00 pm


Italian Lab: Fall 2015 Seasonal Trend Foreca
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Italy's premier trend forecasting service will debut their Fall/Winter 2015/16 seasonal trend forecast for Home and Ready-to-wear, covering the most important lifestyle and design trends, as well as their application to colors, prints/patterns/graphics and styling. 

Presented by: Nicki Gondell, Trend House





2:00 - 2:30 pm



LUSCIOUS: Brazil as Inspiration for Lifestyle
Li Edelkoort's renowned trend magazine BLOOM is fresh with a new format and a multitude of horti-cultural beauty. Focusing on Brazil as a rich source of inspiration, influential trends in fashion, textile, food, interiors and design will be explored in a evocative look at the connections between the natural world and design creativity. 

Presented by: Ragna Froda, Edelkoort, Inc.



3:30 - 4:00 pm


To Be Announced






5:00 - 5:30 pm

Milou Ket - Interiors 2015/2016 

Presented by:
Dan Nazario, Creativo (U.S. Representatives of Milou Ket Styling and Design)








9:30 - 10:00 am


First2print: Trends in Digital Textile Printing

From fashion to interiors the digital printing trend has opened doors for creative surface design and product development in many markets that is here to stay. Take an in depth look at what is happening in the marketplace today as we explore  the wonderful world of prints through the history of printing technologies.

Presented by: Danielle LoCastro, Director of Operations, First2Print





11:00 - 11:30 am




Pantone: Color Management - Ensuring Color Accuracy From Inspiration to Realization

Intrinsic to our visual experience, color is part of the stimulation we feel and a vital factor in consumer purchasing decisions.  It plays a critical role in a product’s success, yet is one of the most challenging and time consuming steps in the design and manufacturing process…getting colors right is as important as choosing the right colors!  Starting with the right tools helps ensure color consistency while maintaining the integrity of one’s creative vision.  Find out how effective color management can save time and money, while increasing your products retail success.


Presented by: Mitch Cole, Director of Sales for North & South America, Pantone Color Institute



12:30 - 1:00 pm

 
Prints & More: Design Inspiration + Direction 

Looking for direction and inspiration for Fall’s best prints, patterns and graphics?  Be inspired by Prints & More’s must-see overview of the season's best florals, figuratives, geometrics and abstracts. 

Presented by: Nicki Gondell, Trend House







2:00 - 2:30 pm


BOLD: Interiors and Design Trends for 2015
Bolder beauty is on the horizon for 2015; inviting us to let go and dream, to give in to absurdism and excess, to embrace the grotesque and the exaggerated. To enter a new world of hyper form and strong colour, to design the monstrous and the savage, to concentrate on volume, texture and finishing. Suddenly the weird becomes theatrical and the freak will be in fashion. 

Presented by: Ragna Froder, Edelkoort, Inc.



3:30 - 4:00 pm


To Be Announced