“Blink” Reports: April Extras!


So, I woke up thinking that we don’t tell you about our reporting enough. The blog is just one aspect of our business. The majority of the team’s energy is actually focused on creating a fabulous set of retail reports each month. We also work with various aspects of the fashion industry as creative consultants, from supporting brilliant start ups to teaching at LCF to forecasting for big high street brands (the list goes on!).

This month we have a great promotional offer on our reports. If you place a subscription order for 6 months, you will receive 7. If you place an order for 12 months, you will actually receive 14. Wowsers! So if you’re a supplier, manufacturer, brand, buyer, designer, creative director then this could be a brilliant tool for you. We create monthly reports by category (soft wovens, denim, jersey, knitwear and print) as well as a wonderful ‘Overview’ report that contains the best bits from all of the other reports. Each quarter we also issue a bumper edition all about ‘Accessories’.

Here are the first few pages from last month’s ‘Overview’, just to give you a sneak peek. If you’re interested, would like to know more or see more just have a look here to find out who your nearest agent is.


“Blink” reports- ‘Soft Wovens’

Today we welcome you to the wonderful world of ‘Soft Wovens’. This is an increasingly important category, playing host to most of this season’s hottest styles. This has been the story since around this time last year when we saw a surge in interest in soft, light weight, diaphanous maxi’s, the pussy bow blouse and 70’s inspired evening jumpsuits. This Autumn Winter this category plays host to all of the brilliant midi skirts, from full and swishy to hobbling pencils.This is also where you find all of the brilliant shirt variations, translated into silky base cloths and worked in colour blocked beauty. Want to know what has happened to the perfect T shirt? Well, it’s now to be found in the ‘Soft Wovens’ department, made of a refined woven base cloth instead of jersey.

So, from that summary, we’re sure that you are either, as a retailer, dedicating lots of creativity and floor space to this section of your range, and as a shopper, we’re pretty confident that you are buying into this department on a regular basis. It’s an easy report to fill every month at the moment, with a constant influx of inspirational creativity hitting the high street. Have a look at a few of the pages from the last report that we published, but please do note that these are just the tip of the report iceberg as there were over 45 pages in this report in total, all packed with fantastic product shots, colour palettes, streetstyle and even a little vintage.

If you’d like to see more on this report, or the others in our offer, why not sneak a peek at the full portfolio by clicking here, or contact us or your nearest agent to see the whole of each report in their impressive printed form. You can find all the relevant contact details by clicking here. Enjoy!


The Reports- January ’11 Soft Wovens

So, the next in our week’s worth of showcasing the “Blink” reports is our ‘Soft Wovens’ report. Its the most recent addition to the monthly portfolio and its doing very well. We spotted that there was a whole, very topical and directional section of the fashion scene that we just weren’t reporting on clearly enough so we decided that the addition of the ‘Soft Wovens’ report would really round out our offer.

If you’re not familiar with this category of product, ‘Soft Wovens’ is a fashion industry term for wovens that are lighter and finer, less structured or constructed than tailored pieces. They are more delicate and more formal than the styles that would be featured in the ‘Denim +’ report and do have a more occassionwear bent, but are not exclusively for ‘posh’. Have I sufficiently cleared that up for you? Hope so! Actually, perhaps I should just leave it to the report itself to explain what its all about. Do have a peruse of the gallery below. This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as this report goes. After these few introductory pages there are up to 35 more which are packed with great detailed product shots.


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