Wednesday 16 June
10am – 11am
Lifestyle & Interiors trends for 2022 with WGSN
WGSN will present a future forecast for Lifestyle & Interiors trends for 2022. This presentation will consist of WGSN’s 3 themes providing inspiration and supporting product development for the interiors market, including analysis of lifestyle factors, colours, materials, finishes, patterns and key shapes for decorative accessories within the interiors market.
Speaker: Kim Mannino
Chair: Joan Johnston
Founder, Ava Innes / Fashion, Craft & Textile Sector Specialist, XpoNorth
Joan Johnston has over 20 years’ experience working with global luxury brands in senior creative and commercial roles. From creative design and board director, to business owner and university programme leader, Joan’s wealth of knowledge and expertise encompasses concept development through the design process, to high end client-centred promotion online and service delivery. Most recently Joan has developed an innovative sustainable bedding range using the by-product of the cashmere industry, launched under premium brand Ava Innes.
Joan is the Fashion, Craft and Textile Specialist for XpoNorth.
Director Trend Curation, MINDSET WGSN
Kim delivers trends through a bespoke lens, providing 30 years of forecasting experience while imparting a wealth of knowledge when communicating future concepts to clients.
A graduate of London College of Fashion in fashion design and production, Kim worked at a variety of forecasting companies before joining WGSN 8 years ago. She has consulted with all design markets and at all levels, from top designers, fibre and fabric manufacturers, retailers and e-tailers, to hypermarkets and supermarkets. She has also lectured on many degree courses.