THE FUTURE CAFE

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INTELLIGENCE FOR CONSUMER GOODS

Each season Printsource hosts The Future Cafe, a global overview of fashion, home textiles and other consumer product trends, presented by the world's leading forecasting services. The presentations are regularly attended by standing-room-only crowds. Presenters have included Peclers, Promostyl, Trend House, Trend Union, The Doneger Group, Cotton Inc., Pantone, Mix Publications, Paul Pelssers, Andrea dall'Olio, Carlin International, Benjamin Moore, ESP Trendlab and others.

With The Future Cafe, Printsource New York provides a comprehensive overview of each season's color direction and main trends. The seminars are offered to fashion designers and merchandisers, product developers, design directors and merchandise managers in all consumer product industries.


FALL/WINTER 2017 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Pre-registration for the show is required to attend the Future Cafe. Click here to register. Advance tickets purchased online are $200 per person for the entire seminar series. Passes may be purchased at the door for $225, cash or credit card. Schedule subject to change without notice. No refunds. Photo I.D. and pass required at the door. Pass is personal and non-transferable. Seating is on a first-come basis.  

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016

9:30am
F/W 2017/18 Trend Preview
Jamie Ross, The Doneger Group: Doneger Creative Services
Join Jamie Ross Creative Director at Doneger Creative Services for an advanced look at the season's trend direction and shifts in color, design, fabric, pattern, and silhouette
www.doneger.com

10:30am
F/W 2017/18 Fashion Themes, Color, and Print Forecast
The seminar will cover key trends, color, fabric, styles, and print direction for the upcoming design season. The focus will be on Men's, Women's, and Children's apparel.
Carol Meek, Color Portfolio  
www.colorportfolio.com

11:30am
Prints & More: F/W 2017/18
Please join us for a roundup of the season’s most import colors, prints, patterns and graphics for fashion and home decor.
Nicki Gondell, Trend House
trendhouseinc.com

12:30pm
Global Trends for F/W 2017/18
Nancy Fire, Design Works International/HGTV HOME
designworksstyle.com

1:30pm
A Colorful Disguise for F/W  2017/18
Laurie Pressman, Pantone Color Institute
www.pantone.com

2:30pm
Color + Design for the Home - At A Crossroad for 2017
Laurie Pressman, Pantone Color Institute
www.pantone.com

3:30pm
Moodsign
Please join us for an evocative look at the key color and styling trends for womenswear and menswear.
Jerry Dellova, Trend House + FIT Adjunct Professor
trendhouseinc.com


4:30pm
How To Make It In Design
BONUS SEMINAR! FREE TO ATTEND.
Rachael Taylor shares her experiences and insight from her own successful career as a surface pattern designer to help inspire, motivate and show you how you can claim your place in this creative industry too. Plus she’ll offer a range of helpful hints, tips and resources to help further your career. 
Rachael Taylor, Make it in Design
makeitindesign.com



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016

9:30am
Key Trends in Children’s Fashion: F/W 2017/18
Highlights of the top European kid's wear collections,  focusing on themes, color palettes, fabrics, prints, and more. Video clips from the European runway shows. Get inspired for the new design season!
Janet Jacobs, Kids a la Mode
www.kidsalamode.net

10:30am
The Power of Pattern-And How You Can Make It Work Harder For Your Brand
How can brands use pattern to build equity, communicate benefits and strengthen brand architecture while winning the hearts and minds of consumers? Jenny Sauer, Jen Dusold and Kendra Kremer, of the global design agency LPK, reveal a game-changing strategy that unleashes the power of the world’s oldest branding device. LPK is a global brand design agency that offers insights, strategy, creativity and innovation.
Jenny Sauer, Jen Dusold, Kendra Kremer, LPK Brands
www.lpk.com

11:30am
Trendscopes - Emerging Trends For Home Decor F/W 2017
Join Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter, as she takes us on an international journey to discover the inspirations, influences and insights that will define and determine Color, Pattern and Materials for the coming seasons.
Patti Carpenter, carpenter + company
payac9.wix.com/carpenter-andcompany


12:30pm
Color Narratives - Evolve
Narratives, stories, observations...and the whys about evolving color directions!
Mark Woodman, Mark Woodman Design + Color, LLC
facebook.com/markwoodmandesign
www.colormarketing.org

1:30pm
Milou Ket - Interiors 2017/18
Featuring 6-7 trend themes for the interior market which are visualised through many inspiring collages, emphasising clear styling, atmospheres of colour, materials, prints and decorations.
Dan Nazario, Creativo Design Studio
www.thinkcreativo.com

2:30pm
Trend House F/W 2017: Lifestyle and Design Forecast
Please join us for a look at Fall’s most directional lifestyle and design trends for men and women, plus catwalk confirmation.
Nicki Gondell, Trend House

3:30pm
The Rewarding Surface Pattern Design Industry 
BONUS SEMINAR! FREE TO ATTEND. 
So you want a piece of the surface pattern design industry but how do you get it? There is a huge amount of opportunity available in this highly rewarding industry and Rachael will share some ideas and trade secrets on how and where to find it. 
Rachael Taylor, Make it in Design
makeitindesign.com