[PV NY Talk] – The Ripple Effect

Thu. January 18
2 pm – 3 pm
Seminar Room, First floor

The Ripple Effect PV NY Talk

Sharon Graubard of SG FILES will present 6 clear and compelling fashion trends, or “TrendTales”. Each trend narrative tells a relevent and inspiring fashion story that will support seasonal forecasts, with a focus on must-have items and specific fabrics, textures, colors, prints and patterns that will resonate with those found on the exhibitor floor.

The SPRING 25 forecast, THE RIPPLE EFFECT, positions trends within the cultural moment. Shifting consumer values further shape the narrative, as current concerns like climate change, radical inclusivity, zero waste and brand ethos inform the way we shop, dress and care for our clothing. SG FILES shows how trends emerge from these intertwining threads of art, fashion history, and social movements — bringing clarity, meaning and authenticity to the seasonal design process.

Talk presented by Sharon Graubard, Founder & Creative Director / SG FILES

Sharon Graubard’s singular point-of-view & spot-on predictions have earned her an international clientele of major and niche brands, designers, retailers & product developers. She began her career as a textile colorist, fabric researcher and fashion illustrator, going on to hold SVP Creative Director roles at leading trend agencies including Tobé/Doneger, ESP Trendlab and Stylesight/WGSN, before founding her own service, MintModa, and most currently, SG Files. Sharon regularly presents at international trend conferences and is often quoted in major media outlets, including New York Times, WWD, NY1 and NPR. She also provides creative content to noted industry publications such as A+A Milano and Fashion Group International Communiqué.

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