Tuesday, July 21, 2009

WGSN ; fashion and style and aggressive plans for India

WGSN, world’s leading fashion & style forecaster, today provided the business and strategic updates to efficiently partner with fast growing fashion & retail market in India. The company also announced their Global Trends Style Forecast for season 2010-2011.

With its huge pool of local talent and market size, the Indian Fashion industry has potential to become a major player in global fashion market. Indian consumers are becoming more fashion conscious and this would further drive the growth of fashion industry.

WGSN with its understanding and insights of global fashion and experience of working with fortune 500 companies, can partner with Indian fashion industry to identify the opportunities and the process to become global player. WGSN will be focusing on the Fashion designers, manufacturers and retailers to partner and help them in moving up the value chain to tap opportunities in local and global fashion industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Juliet Warkentin, Head Content, WGSN said, “With a rich and diverse cultural history and huge talent base, we believe India has the potential to play a major role in global fashion Industry. With Indian companies across sectors making a global impact, it’s now turn for Indian fashion industry. And at WGSN we want to share our knowledge and experience to partner the Indian fashion industry in their quest to be world class players”

WGSN launched the world’s first online trend forecasting service in 1998 and has built a global team of 200 experts, who deliver information, analysis and inspiration to the apparel, style, design and retail industries. It offers unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage, with industry experts with years of experience in their specialist areas including youth, catwalks, sportswear and interiors. The Think Tank reports provide unrivalled analysis of the business and economics of the industry.

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) delivers insight, analysis and inspiration to the apparel, style, design, technology and retail industries. WGSN’s forward-looking trend analysis, real-time intelligence updated every hour and 10 year archive of reports combined with 4.8 million images provide unrivalled style forecasting and analysis which is why we can count all 500 of the Fortune 500 top apparel brands as customers as well as 18 of Business Week’s 25 most valuable brands. Our unrivalled content is created by our global team of 200 experts who have more than 2000 years combined experience. Organizations that our team of experts has worked with include Escada, Julien Macdonald, Microsoft, Motorola, Nike, Nokia, Paul Smith, Topshop and Zara. For more information, please see www.wgsn.com . WGSN is part of EMAP limited’s Insight and Data division.

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