Trend Theatre

Industry experts, thought leaders and trend-spotters deliver insight on the latest design, style and buying trends in a variety of product categories – from textiles and tabletop to stationery and fashion – in the 2017 Trend Theatre. Located on the exhibit floor within the ReSource Hub, the Trend Theatre will feature three 30-minute presentations, delivered each show day.


Sunday, May 21

10:30 – 11:00am
Title: Milou Ket Home Interiors 17/18
Description: Milou Ket Home Interiors is one of the most popular trend tools for the global interior industry. The book is an amazing working tool for designers and decorators but also for purchase managers and buyers who need input to colors, materials and designs before purchasing their collection. This year’s book features 6 trend stories, seasonal color card with Pantone references as well as 250 inspiring material samples.
Speaker: Dan Nazario, Creativo
12:45 – 1:15 pm
Title: Blending Colorful Memories and Dreams for A/W 2018/19
Description: For autumn/winter 2018/19 our color palettes capture the many facets of time; the fast and furious, the slow and simple, the past and future. Crossing the now towards more futuristic expression, colors range from classic arrangements through to fully saturated, punchy narratives all the while leading to newer and more unique color expressions.
Speaker: Laurie Pressman, Pantone

Laurie Pressman
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Title: Color, Chaos and Creativity
Description: Discussing current design trends through print and pattern.
Speaker: Nancy Fire, Design Works International

Nancy Fire

Monday, May 22

10:30 – 11:00am
Title: Milou Ket Home Interiors 17/18
Description: Milou Ket Home Interiors is one of the most popular trend tools for the global interior industry. The book is an amazing working tool for designers and decorators but also for purchase managers and buyers who need input to colors, materials and designs before purchasing their collection. This year’s book features 6 trend stories, seasonal color card with Pantone references as well as 250 inspiring material samples.
Speaker: Dan Nazario, Creativo
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Title: ‘Fall/Winter’18 Color & Trend Inspiration for Interiors & Home
Description: Please join Abbey Cook, Senior Trend Analyst at The Doneger Group as she highlights the four key interior trends for the Fall/Winter ‘18 season.  The presentation will focus on color, design, print and pattern, soft and hard materials and furniture direction.
Speaker: Abbey Cooke, The Doneger Group

Abbey Cooke

Tuesday, May 23

10:30 – 11:00pm
Title: Unique Markets Matter
Description: In the quick changing world of fashion and surface design, creativity in product development has become a necessity today.  Join Design Works International and Design2print NYC in a close look at some of their seasonal forecasting of current color & trend and see how they and their clients have shifted business for new areas of design opportunity.  This presentation is meant to inspire you through a pictorial story and help you connect the dots to new design and market shifts that mattered to our studio business.   
Speaker: Danielle LoCastro, First2Print

Danielle LoCastro
12:45- 1:15pm
Title: Top Color Palettes, Themes & Materials for 2018
Description: TBD
Speaker: Stacy Garcia, Stacy Garcia, Inc.

Stacy Garcia
2:30pm -3:00pm
Title: Prints & More: F/W 2018/19
Description: Please join us for a roundup of the season’s most important colors, prints, patterns and graphics for fashion, home décor, home accessories, paper goods and gifts.
Speaker: Nicki Gondell, Trend House, Inc.