Best Reference Books – Fashion Forecasting

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fashion Forecasting subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fashion Forecasting along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Fashion Forecasting subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Fashion Forecasting" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Fashion forecasting” by Kathryn McKelvey and Janine Munslow

“Fashion Forecasting” Book Review: This book is designed for fashion students and young professionals. It illustrated in full colour throughout, with clear and relevant explanations of the processes involved. It gives suggestions of trend forecasting agencies. The author introduced the key players within this exciting industry. It provides fascinating insights into the dynamic contemporary fashion forecasting world and the varied creative roles within it. It covers how a trend is sourced, anticipated and developed. It also explores the interaction with marketing and brand development.

2. “Fashion Forecasting” by Evelyn L Brannon

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“Fashion Forecasting” Book Review: This book is useful for students. It also provides students to make forecasting techniques accessible. It not only explains information gathering, but also the process of organizing and analyzing the information for presenting and implementing the forecast. This text is completely updated with full-color illustrations. It will include the information on current fashion forecasting practices, the use of the Internet, Trade Shows, Fashion Weeks, and Regional Centers. It also includes updated examples of current forecasting practices. At the end of each chapter there will be new and improved forecasting Activities and revised discussion questions. Further it also provides updated resource pointers, list web sites and resources for forecasting information.

3. “Forecasting: Methods and Applications” by Spyros Makridakis and Steven C Wheelwright

“Forecasting: Methods and Applications” Book Review: This book is designed for programmers,data scientists and statisticians. It gives detailed information on demand forecasting. The concepts are explained in detail with good examples and also exercises that we could practice. It covers topics of straightforward regression, exponential smoothing, ARIMA models and dynamic regression models popular in economics. It mainly focuses on finding a suitable description of a time series and interpreting results. It includes many examples for every single equation and forecasting method. It explains the latest techniques used by managers in business today, discover the importance of forecasting and learn how it’s accomplished. This text helps readers to develop the necessary skills to meet the increased demand for thoughtful and realistic forecasts.

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4. “Fashion Trends: Analysis and Forecasting (Understanding Fashion)” by Eundeok Kim and Ann Marie Fiore

“Fashion Trends: Analysis and Forecasting (Understanding Fashion)” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduate students. It explores the roles of both consumers and industry personnel as product developers, gatekeepers, and promoters of fashion trends. It demonstrates how and why forecasting is vital to successful product and brand development. It covers the topics of impact of fashion consumption on the environment, economic development, and socio-cultural change. It also covers the impact of social responsibility and the digital consumer on current fashion trends. At each chapter there will be key words, summaries, engaging case studies, discussion questions, and suggested class activities.This text help students to develop an understanding of the process, methods, and influence of trend analysis and forecasting for the fashion business.

5. “Colour Forecasting” by Tracy Diane and Tom Cassidy

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“Colour Forecasting” Book Review: This book is designed for students of fashion and design. It discusses the development of the various driving forces of fashion, when colour forecasting began and how it has developed to its present day state.It explains colour terminology and some of the more subjective tools used by colour forecasters. It discusses a model given of the colour forecasting process. It also showed readers how forecasting methodologies are used to develop ‘colour stories’.

6. “Color Forecasting for Fashion” by Kate Scully and Debra Johnston Cobb

“Colour Forecasting for Fashion (Portfolio Skills)” Book Review: This book is designed for students on colour Forecasting and designers. It explains the forecasting process from how to put together a colour palette to colour theory and the way that colours behave. This text helps you to build the combination of research and intuitive skills that a successful designer or forecaster needs.It includes many case studies. It gives information on understanding of fabrics, weaves, blends and color.

7. “Fashion Buying: From Trend Forecasting to Shop Floor (Basics Fashion Management)” by Dimitri Koumbis and David Shaw

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“Fashion Buying: From Trend Forecasting to Shop Floor (Basics Fashion Management)” Book Review: This book is designed for fashion design, marketing, buying and merchandising students. It contains fully updated and beautifully illustrated information about fashion. It gives information on exploring the role of the fashion buyer, sources of buying inspiration, sourcing and communication, merchandise planning and trends in fashion buying.It covers topics of retail typology (including info on demographics, price points and markets), and selecting and buying garments (line sheets, purchase orders and lookbooks). It also includes valuable new sections on customer profiling, merchandise pricing and trends. At each chapter there will be business case studies,exercises and activities that enable readers to practise applying their new skills.

8. “Intelligent Fashion Forecasting Systems: Models and Applications” by Tsan-Ming Choi and Chi-Leung Hui

“Intelligent Fashion Forecasting Systems: Models and Applications” Book Review: This book is designed for academic researchers, graduate students, senior undergraduate students and practitioners who are interested in the research on fashion forecasting. It provides up-to-date theoretical and applied research findings on the subject of intelligent fashion forecasting systems.It fulfills this need and covers materials ranging from introductory studies and technical reviews. It also covers theoretical modeling research, to intelligent fashion forecasting applications and analysis.

9. “Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life” by Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr
10. “Speculative Everything – Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming” by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

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“Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming (The MIT Press)” Book Review: This book is designed for designer, design strategist, anyone who has a genuine curiosity for words, culture and design. It offers a tour through an emerging cultural landscape of design ideas, ideals, and approaches. The authors deliver many examples from their own design and teaching and from other projects from fine art, design, architecture, cinema, and photography.They also draw on political theory, futurology, the philosophy of technology, and literary fiction. It shows examples such as ideas for a solar kitchen restaurant; a flypaper robotic clock; a menstruation machine; a cloud-seeding truck and a phantom-limb sensation recorder.

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