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“Blink” Inspiration: Trend Tablet from Trend Union

So, yesterday was quite momentous actually. Not only did I meet and interview Li Edelkoort, but I also attended the AW ’13-14 Trend Union presentation on fashion and lifestyle. I’m now brimming with inspiration and looking forward to getting stuck into the new season. I’ll be dropping the full Li interview soon, but in the mean time, wanted to share with you some of the newer parts of the Trend Union business. In particular, the more accessible options.

It was so good to hear from Li and the Trend Union team that they are working to create service options for smaller businesses, emerging markets, new designers and students. The seasonal trend presentations and the wonderful books are an incredible resource, but they do have a price to match. If those options are out of your budget, but you’d still like to be in the Li Edelkoort loop, then why not have a look at Trend Tablet? It’s a great insight into what the team are being inspired by. We particularly like the interface with Pinterest, where the Trend Tablet team have set up some boards (3 so far) that are comprised of images that you have submitted. Just email your image to trendtablet@gmail.com, and probably note which board you think it should go on, and then you become part of the team, contributing to these communal mood boards, and perhaps even shaping a future trend. I love this concept and am working on some shots to send it right now.

Here are some of our favourite images from the boards so far…

"Make Me Smile"

"Yellow is the new Pink"

"Spring Snapshots"

If you are in the UK and you’re interested in knowing more about the Trend Union services on offer, contact KM Associates, the UK agent.

For more posts on inspiration, click here. For more about colour, click here.

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