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FAS 260 OL SPRING 2015 Watters

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This presentation will introduce students to library resources that they will need to complete their FAS 260 assignment.

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FAS 260 OL SPRING 2015 Watters

  1. 1. FAS 260: FASHION FORECASTING YOUR LIBRARY GUIDE FOR TREND REPORTS
  2. 2. Your Fashion Liaison Hi! My name is Kelly Bennett and I am your Fashion Liaison Librarian. You can reach me via email at kelly-bennett @berkeleycollege.edu or via phone at 732-750-1800 ext. 2201
  3. 3. Your Assignment: • Develop a fashion trend report targeting 2 years in the future – Determine the factors likely to affect trends in the future – Justify your trend forecast • Select from womenswear, menswear, or children’s wear • Details are in your syllabus
  4. 4. The Importance of Zeitgeist! • What is Zeitgeist? It’s the spirit of the time! – Pop culture – Economics – Politics – Social movements – War – Global warming, etc. • These factors will predict the types of prints and fabrics that are being used as well as the color.
  5. 5. Proquest Central – Daily News Record (DNR) – Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) – Harper’s Bazaar – Over 14,00 other resources Plunkett Research – Industry Statistics, Trends, and Analysis WSGN Websites – Located on the LibGuide Valuable Resources
  6. 6. Need help? Click here to launch a live chat with a Librarian ! Mon-Thurs: 8:30am – 11:30pm Fri: 9am – ppm Sat: 9am - 2pm & 7 -11pm Sun: 7:00pm – 11:00pm To access the Library’s Databases log into your BlackBoard Account & select the Library Tab at the top of the page. Then click on Research/Explore and select the Database link.
  7. 7. The Databases are organized by subject. Since we know we are looking for the ProQuest Central Database select the “A-Z List”.
  8. 8. Scroll through the list & click on the ProQuest Central link
  9. 9. This is the ProQuest home page. You can perform a basic search for an author, title, publication or keyword. Let’s do an advanced search to combine multiple terms.
  10. 10. We’ll search for an article that contains the terms skinny jeans and trend somewhere in its title, text, abstract or other fields. Click “Full Text” to only find complete articles, not citations. Utilize the Publication Limiter to view only the most recent articles. Click “Search” to perform the search.
  11. 11. We’ll search for an article that contains the terms skinny jeans and trend somewhere in its title, text, abstract or other fields. Click “Full Text” to only find complete articles, not citations. Utilize the Publication Limiter to view only the most recent articles.
  12. 12. We found 65 articles using our search for full text articles from the last 3 months which contain the terms skinny jeans and trend. Notice each result lists the title, author, publication title, page numbers, and publication date. It shows where search terms are used in the article, and shows that the article will be in full text. Click the title to go to the full article.
  13. 13. Use tools to print, email it to yourself, download or cite the article. Here is the full text article. Let’s click on the ‘Cite’ button to generate the citation.
  14. 14. Use tools to print, email it to yourself, download or cite the article. Now you have the citation for your Work Cited page – remember to include your in-text citations as well!
  15. 15. Brainstorming Keywords Concept 1 • Skinny jeans • Denim • Slim • Pants Concept 2 • Trend • Style • Fashion • Season If you are not finding adequate results with your original search terms, brainstorm synonyms or related terms! Using a thesaurus can help you come up with more terms. Also the database displays ‘Suggested Subjects’ at the top of results page.
  16. 16. This time we will search for the terms skinny jeans OR denim and trend in all fields and the text of the article. We will use the same Publication Date Limiter.
  17. 17. Our results increased from 65 articles to 857 because we have included articles that mention trends AND denim as well as skinny jeans. Scroll down to review More of your results Let’s look at another article by clicking on it’s title.
  18. 18. Still supports that skinny jeans are a strong trend but also discuss the future of different types of jeans.
  19. 19. Plunkett Industry Research Database • Database provides: – Market research – Industry Statistics – Trends – In-depth analysis of top companies Let’s switch databases and do some research in Plunkett Industry Research
  20. 20. To access the Library’s Databases log into your BlackBoard Account & select the Library Tab at the top of the page. Then on the left hand side select the Database link.
  21. 21. The Databases are organized by subject. Since we know we are looking for the Plunkett Database select the “A-Z List”.
  22. 22. Scroll down the alphabetical list to Plunkett Research and click to access
  23. 23. Browse information by industry type. Choose Apparel, Textiles and Fashions.
  24. 24. Click Market Research and Trends to see analyses of major trends.
  25. 25. Here is an Introduction to the Apparel and Textiles Industry. Click to download a PDF of this article. Click here for citation information.
  26. 26. For this assignment, use the MLA style citation.
  27. 27. To read more about a specific industry trend, click the drop-down arrow and choose from the menu.
  28. 28. Here is information about the trend of discount clothing retailers acquiring designer lines.
  29. 29. • View Fashion Forecasts • Follow trends using Trend Watch, Trend Tracker, Trend Alerts, and Trendsetters • Image library contains over 4 million images of fashion and interiors WGSN
  30. 30. Go back to the database list on the Library’s page and select WGSN
  31. 31. This is the WSGN homepage. To get started, click on the Menu at the upper left hand corner.
  32. 32. Under the Trend Forecast click on the StyleSight link.
  33. 33. The Forecast page contains info on what is forecast for the next two years. Browse Timelines, Materials, Prints & Graphics, Color Evolution, etc. …and divided by season. Let’s see the color forecast for S/S 2016 The Forecast section is always divided into Women or Men
  34. 34. Click to see S/S 16 Key Colors.
  35. 35. A new window will open with a report : Forecast > Key Colors > S/S 16. To see a list of the pages available in the report and navigate to them click here. Click on the page of the report you would like to view. Let’s look at the Antique Bronze.
  36. 36. A new window will open with a report : Forecast > Key Colors > S/S 16. Click to view more images. Utilize the toolbar to print, save or download this report.
  37. 37. These are additional images for Antique Bronze Click the i for more information. Use the tools to zoom, add the image to a folder, print, email or download the image.
  38. 38. Browse for information on MegaTrends for S/S 2016 Let’s switch gears and look at the Megatrends report.
  39. 39. Click to see S/S 15 Impulse Megatrend The Megatrend report captures information on color, textiles, manufacturing, fabrics, lifestyles, etc. Click to see S/S 2016 Megatrend Graceful
  40. 40. You can navigate through this report the same way as the previous color report. To see a list of the pages available in the report and navigate to them click here.Click on the page of the report you would like to view.
  41. 41. FAS 260 LibGuide • Find specific resources for completing your assignment – Books – eBooks – Databases – Websites – Citation help
  42. 42. To access the LibGuide go to the Library tab on Blackboard. Click on Research/Explore, then select LibGuides.
  43. 43. This is the LibGuide Homepage. You can access general subject guides, guides to specific courses, and library location guides! Click on Fashion to access the LibGuides specifically designed to support the Fashion Programs.
  44. 44. Click on FAS 260: Fashion Forecasting Assignment.
  45. 45. This LibGuide provides resources specifically for your FAS 260 assignment. For example, the websites tab lists many reliable Fashion websites for you to consult. Explore all the tabs on this guide for additional help for this assignment and be sure to visit Fashion Marketing & Management LibGuide.
  46. 46. • Email – kelly-bennett@berkeleycollege.edu • Phone - 732-750-1800 Ext. 2201 • Live Chat accessible from the library homepage and the LibGuides Remember I am here to help you! Happy Researching!

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