Course Description

Do you always seem to know what the next coolest thing is going to be? Are you always one of the first to wear what everyone else will be wearing two months later? Know why? Because you are a trend spotter and a trend maker. And there is a whole world called fashion forecasting waiting for someone like you to tell them what’s next. In this class you will learn all about the art and science of fashion forecasting and trend prediction: why trends happen, where to look for them and how to spot them. Using online research and on-the-street trend spotting skills, students will complete the course with a trend report predicting the next style direction in a category of their choice and a design prototype based on their prediction made from materials found at home.


Students must be age 13–17 to participate.


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Online, Asynchronous
Jan 15, 2022 to Feb 19, 2022
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $340.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 05, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 08, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 15, 2022 to Feb 19, 2022
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $75 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

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