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RTL 2095

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We've placed copies of the Dictionary of Fashion on 2 hour reserve at Downcity Library.

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Searching for Industry information?

Start by looking for the NAICS code for your company.

Example:  Zara

  1. Google NAICS + name of your company OR use the SC link below to search by name.
  2. Enter NAICS code in IBISWorld or Business Source Complete to see a snapshot of the industry, as it relates to your company.
  3. Visit WGSN to see in-depth information on fashion forecasts, and industry research
  4. Look for the Workspace icon and search using tabs based on gender, geography, season, type of fashion, etc.
  5. Click "i" symbol for information needed to cite your source
  6. Add to folder to save for ongoing projects
  7. Look for the Download icon on the right to save photos for presentations.



Best Practices for Citing Sources in Presentations

Why do I need to cite my sources in a presentation?
• Credible sources show that you have done your research and reinforce your own credibility.
• Giving credit to your sources links you to an ongoing scholarly conversation. By identifying where you got your ideas, you enable your own readers to find the sources that you used if they want to learn more.
• JWU's Academic Honesty Policy lists plagiarism as a violation of University policy, as well as one of personal integrity.

How do I cite my sources in a visual presentation?
• Include a citation for any content, quotes, or ideas from another source. The citation should be located either next to the information or below it.
• Cite in the text and provide a list of citations at the end.

Citing Images from WGSN

Image label (If including image in your written work):

Fig. 1 Gender Neutral Figure in Denim. (WGSN Denim Team, [Sept. 2018]).

In the text:

WGSN Denim Team [Sept. 2018].

In your list of figures or references (omit figure number if you haven't included the image in your assignment)

Figure 1. WGSN Denim Team. [Sept. 2018] Gender Neutral Figure in Denim. WGSN. [Online image]. available from

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2095 Topics Requiring Traditional Research


Industry Research

You work for an apparel manufacturer who wants to get into a new category. Your boss wants to know what’s going on in the market right now. You and your partner will be doing industry research to see what is out there.


  1. To continue your research, identify 5 common elements you see consistently in your category across all retailers/channels/price points. Think about styles, patterns, embellishments, and construction details.
  • For each element you decide to focus on, identify it, describe it in 3 sentences, and provide a picture.
    • Your description must include a definition from an appropriate source, which must be cited.


  1. Discuss the features and benefits for 2 of the fibers found in your category. In other words, what are the 2 most common fibers in your category? Why are these particular fibers chosen for your items? These fabrics also must be listed in your research from in stores and online. Cite your sources. This should be done in paragraph format.



Style Me

You and your partner are fashion stylists. The full-time fashion stylist to your client has hired you to present one complete fashion look for a particular season. Your job is to convince the full-time stylist that your ideas are valuable and work for your client.


Your written report will be written in paragraph form and will include the following:

  1. A title page with your names, your client's name, the item that you are styling, and the occasion you’re styling for


  1. A photograph of your client on its own page


  1. An in-depth profile of your client.  Include their profession and age.  You must cite at least 3 sources. Wikipedia is not an appropriate source. 1-2 pages.


  1. A summary of your client’s current personal sense of style.  All information should be clear and detailed. 1-2 pages.


  1. An in-depth discussion of each component identified in your visual presentation.  Each component should be identified, described, and discussed. You must cite at least 2 sources.  At least one of these sources must be WGSN. 2-3 pages.


For example: First, discuss major trend component. Include why this item is perfect for your client.  Second, discuss which color and pattern you would recommend for your client and why.  Third, discuss what makes the fabric and embellishments an important part of the major trend for the season.  Then discuss your coordinating pieces. Why would your client want to wear each item you’ve chosen? And finally, discuss how the accessories pull together the total look.


  1. A Works Cited page with at least 5 sources


  1. An Images Cited page




Spot the Trend

As a forecaster, it is essential that you be able to identify trends as they are beginning. You and your partner will view a brand’s collection from any past season.  Use the Vogue website (see instructions on separate sheet).  Looking at an entire collection will give you a chance to develop your own conclusions about the styles shown.  Together:



  1. Write a report including the following:
    1. A summary of the brand (1.5-2 pages). Use a minimum of 3 sources.


  1. The brand’s founder and current designer (if different)
  2. Brand image
  3. The brand’s signatures
  4. Target market


  1. A discussion of the trend you’ve identified in the collection you examined (1.5-2 pages)
  1. Describe what exactly makes up the trend in the collection (e.g., color, materials, style details, silhouette, etc.)
    • Define your terminology using appropriate sources
    • Someone who doesn’t know the terminology and has no access to your images should be able to visualize the trend
  2. Is the trend typical of the brand?
  3. Was the trend accepted into the mainstream at the time of its introduction?
  4. What stage of the lifecycle do you feel this trend is currently?
    • i.e., Introduction, Growth, Maturity, Decline, Rejection
  5. Do you feel the trend has been incorporated into the mainstream American lifestyle for the current season?
    • If so, in what form is the trend seen? Provide examples.
    • If not, do you think it will be in the future?