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The Future of Home Fashion

Discover the trends and influences that drive our style choices

Tomorrow’s home fashion choices are starting to take shape right now, as global cultural influences inspire and inform product designers, manufacturers, and consumers alike. Join Jaye Anna Mize of trend forecasting leader Fashion Snoops for an overview of the forces moving us forward. Then, learn how cultural movements and emerging ideas are translated into home furnishings from our all-star panel, featuring Pantone’s Vice President Laurie Pressman, Better Homes and Gardens Editor-in-Chief Stephen Orr, Crypton Home Fabrics Co-Founder Randy Rubin, and celebrity designer Kelli Ellis.

This event will be held Saturday, October 22 in the High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal. Doors open at 8:30am; please enter through the ramp to the left of the main Theatre entrance. A special gift will be provided to the first 150 attendees.

Jaye Anna Mize

Home Interiors Director, Fashion Snoops

With a passion for trend psychology, technology and design, Jaye has branched out from fashion and into home and interiors as she has developed trend forecasts over the past 11 years. Working with major brands worldwide, she follows emerging influences in international events, and analyzes the key factors that shape our sense of style in the home and interiors markets.

Kelli Ellis

International Designer, Design Psychology Expert, Artist, Licensee, and Author

Kelli began her TV career on TLC'S Clean Sweep, moved on to starring roles in HGTV's Takeover My Makeover, Move or Improve, Celebrity Holiday Homes, and House Hunters Renovation. Her new show on The Design Network, Design Therapy, is set to air in 2016.

In addition to her best-selling book Do I Look Skinny in this House?, Kelli has been published in numerous national publications including Traditional Home, LUXE Magazine, and Domino. Her latest creative outlets include outdoor rug designs for Jaipur, two collections with Tilebar, art glass for Frates, an outdoor lighting line with One World, and a successful collection with Leftbank Art.

Stephen Orr

Editor-in-Chief, Better Homes and Gardens

As the brand steward for a magazine with a readership of 40 million people, Orr oversees all aspects of the Better Homes and Gardens brand, including print, digital, social, video, and merchandising partnerships. Prior to taking his current position, Orr worked as Executive Editor of Condé Nast Traveler and a VP/Editorial Director for Martha Stewart Living. He has also held senior content creation leadership positions at multi-platform brands such as House & Garden, Domino, Gourmet, Bon Appétit, and Epicurious, as well as senior design positions at The New York Times Magazine, W, and WWD. Orr is also the author of several books, including Tomorrow’s Garden and most recently The New American Herbal, an A-to-Z survey showing the full spectrum of useful plants with both recipes and projects.

Laurie Pressman

Vice President, Pantone Color Institute

In addition to managing a global consortium of color and trend experts, Laurie works directly with leading brands around the world on their color selections, is involved in the development of Pantone’s color research and color trend forecasting products, and sits on the Home Products Board at FIT and the Fashion Advisory Board at Savannah College of Art and Design. With 20 years of experience in product development and merchandising for the fashion and home furnishings markets, she recognizes color as an intrinsic part of people’s immediate visual experience, its power as a communication tool, and significant effects in space design, consumer purchasing decisions, and effective brand management.

Randy Rubin

Co-Founder and President, Crypton Fabrics

Starting with a vision to create a stylish commercial textile that was stain, water and odor resistant, Randy now owns three powerhouse brands: Crypton, industry leader in contract performance textiles; Nanotex, apparel and consumer goods fabric innovator; and Crypton Home Fabric, a performance fabric technology specifically developed for residential interiors. She is a devoted supporter of the dramatic revival of design and commerce in her home city of Detroit, which was recently named a UNESCO City of Design, was named among the 50 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Monthly Detroit, and is one of Fast Company magazine's Fast 50.

Fashion Snoops Trend Gallery

Experience two top trends for 2017

From Havana to High Point and California to Commerce St, enhance your Market experience by seeing the forms, colors, textures, and products that define Fashion Snoops two leading trends for Spring/Summer 2017. Then, take Fashion Snoops expert advice to the showrooms with their handy shop-the-floor guide.

Where: Commerce Street next to the Radisson (between Wrenn & Main)
When: 9am - 5pm, Saturday, October 22 - Tuesday, October 25