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: 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
12:45 – 1:15 pm
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

Dan Nazario
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Title: Color, Chaos and Creativity
Description: Explore emerging lifestyle trends through color, print and pattern, from Millennial Pink to The New Bohemians with Every Stop on the Rainbow in Between. Join Nancy Fire, the Creative Director of Design Works International and HGTV HOME, for a visual journey of trends, icons and color for 2017-18.
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

Dan Nazario
12:45pm - 1:15pm
Title: Digital Technology in Surface Design
Description: Come see how you can take your design concept from start to finished product in the comfort of your own studio.

Digital printing has come a long way from mills and factories and can easily be brought directly into your design office, studio or home. Come with us and follow the newest process of editing and manipulating a design from scan to repeat to color-ways and mapping. Then quickly crossover into the reality of having your design printed, cut and sewn into a garment.

Speaker: Steve Greenberg, Pointcarre and Chris Moore, Stradaverde
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: Stacy Garcia, established product designer and trend forecaster, provides a snapshot of 2018’s top color palettes, themes and materials for the design world.
Speaker: Stacy Garcia, Stacy Garcia, Inc.

Stacy Garcia
2:30pm -3:00pm
Title: Prints & More's Spring 2018 Color, Print and Pattern Overview
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

Nicki Gondell