Awaken the futurist in you

expand your futures thinking

and ability to envision scenarios

for possible futures

A guided learning journey blending community spirit, practical tools, transformations with an end goal and deliverable. Join our waitlist to find out when we reopen
Co-creation around big picture cultural and behavioural shifts, long term scenarios for the creative industries
Access the learnings in various formats: video, text, transcripts + Downloadable Mp3s + live sessions
Learn both academic and alternative methodologies in a community setting
Advice + productivity hacks for the every day of forecasters and futuring creatives
Language:  English
Accreditation: Completion certificate
Our founder Geraldine Wharry advises leading innovation agencies and brands ranging from Adidas to Nike, Seymour Powell to Dior. She is an RSA fellow, a contributor for Dazed, a keynote speaker, as well as a futurist designer working across medias, with a focus on the future human project, climate and social justice.

Our school and community is for the brave creatives who want to harness future forecasting frameworks and challenge outdated and unsustainable systems of approaching trends.

We support future forecasters and futuring creatives to gain the skills and confidence to envision and manifest a preferable future.

Join the new wave of futures literacy.

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The Framework

Becoming a future foresight professional or embedding futures thinking and trend foresight in your creative work has never been so critical at a time when our societies are facing radical changes. Experience the step-by-step journey and framework in our unparalleled community setting.
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In their own words

Patrick James Almera

Interdisciplinary Architect, Designer, Creative Director, & Founder of ACIIID agency, Manila Philippines

"One of the most in-depth online courses I have ever taken. It is very engaging, captivating and it’s complete. All the things you need to learn Geraldine discusses. It’s very insightful and eye opening"

Having been a designer and now pursuing a MSc in Sustainability, the Trend Atelier school and founder Geraldine Wharry's work resonates deeply. As a result of completing the forecasting course, I secured several freelance forecasting jobs.

Gemma Hardy
Designer, Sustainability & Creative Researcher

"Geraldine taught me that to be a forecaster and detect the future, not only you must work on your skills to recognise patterns through society and disciplines but simultaneously you should keep thinking how those changes, that are occurring before your eyes, will impact the future. Geraldine was an inspiring teacher, futurist and even more as a person."

Giulia Moschen Bracho
Trend Researcher,

"I just wanted to say I've loved the course - everything about it! I have gained some great insight, direction and confidence from listening to your experience. I have decided to re-engage with design more sustainability and authentically and this course has given me such a wealth of research to explore and take with me. Thank you for all our help."

Christine Teeling
Print Designer

"Thank you Geraldine for sharing all this amazing content. I've been studying Trend Research for years now, and I'm always looking for more experts to learn from. There is just so much to discover! Thanks again! :)"

Andrea Riggio
Fashion Designer / Founder & Instructor on I-Trends Lab

"This was a great course with an awesome instructor! The course helped me understand how to combine my intuition with data to form a comprehensive trend report. When I started the course, I did NOT know the theory behind trend forecasting. You, the course, gave a clear understanding of the theory behind trend forecasting and its importance. It was inspirational and very resourceful. I would love to make the whole course into a hardcover so I can have it at all times. Thank you so much!"

Ana Ortega
Fashion Educator

"Very excited to be here and look forward to sharing ideas and inspiration. Really excited to be doing this course - it's something that I've wanted to do for a very long-time, and this course comes at a great time and the format is amazing too..!! This course addresses and delivers against all of my expectations. I'm very interested in the impact of trends on health and wellness and how the future of science-led innovation, and technology will deliver innovation and insights in new and exciting ways - add design/system thinking, the creative industry and the solutions are exponential. This course is amazing and has already provided some break-through thinking. Thank you Geraldine and I look forward to learning more and applying what I'm learning in new ways."

Melanie Irons

*"I am super excited to be part of the course - thank you so much Geraldine. I have to digest and dig into this now as there has been so much valuable information already. For me, the thought of "collective fiction will shape society" is def an epiphany and while it is quite obvious, I've never really put it into context until now :0 Another thing is the possibility for trend forecasting to help shaping a more sustainable mind set, so we can finally leave the crazy "24 collections a year madness" behind. Personally, I feel mainstream fashion is so anachronistic and out dated on so many levels, and it is time for a change!"*

Julia Klein Klute
Denim Designer

"The course is amazing, so much information to digest, so much inspiration and also it is so generous of you to share all the templates and know hows you have gained over the years!"

Ola Debska
Educator and business owner

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Who is it for?

This course is for future foresight professionals, futuring creatives, innovators, designers and creative minds seeking new approaches to futures and foresight to envision preferable and possible futures for your work, life and the sustainable impact you want to make

Our instructors

The 'Forecast Like a Futurist' curriculum is led by the Trend Atelier’s founder, Fashion Futurist Geraldine Wharry.

Our lectures include expert guests such:
- Speculative designer/ Materials researcher/ Design Thinking expert & Educator Tina Gorjanc
Digital Strategist/ Limbo & Hatch cofounder/ Hype Bae editor Caitlin Monahan
- Futures Strategist & Hackmasters cofounder Saher Sidhom
- Creative researcher/ image licensing and copyright specialist Laura Weatherburn

Lead instructor

Geraldine Wharry (She/Her) is a globally known Fashion Futurist, Public Speaker, Educator and Designer with 20+ years of experience. She is also the founder of the Trend Atelier School & Community. Her futuristic forecasts and strategic insights, have been implemented with global leaders in areas as diverse as Tech, Fashion, Finance, Infrastructure, Lifestyle, Beauty, Retail, Innovation, Electronics and Youth Culture.

Her views on a future of fashion that stands at the crossroads of Tech, Purpose and Sustainability are regularly featured in the press such as Vogue Business, The Guardian, Sunday Times, BoF, the BBC, GQ, and Dazed.

Geraldine is a fellow of the RSA. She is a keynote speaker and has guest lectured at Universities such as the RCA, Conde Nast, LCF and IED Barcelona. She also dedicates herself to mentoring and climate change activism.


Designed to expand your knowledge and understanding of future forecasting, futures design and social dreaming.

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Course Curriculum

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Conscious Onboarding

We are a community
  • Your essentials to get you started and set up to make the most of your learning journey
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Active learning

Leraning through implementation and exchange
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Our learning journey is unique and collaborative
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Futures as a question

Embed foresight as a tool for change
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Future foresight is Community

Kinship and coaching will be a part of your journey
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Amplify for impact

Communicating your futures message
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The Trend Atelier is also a Community

Our students get access to our community dedicated space where they get feedback and exchange with other future curious minds, as well as their instructor(s).

For an ever higher level of ongoing support and access to future insights, designed for elevated professional and personal growth, our Visionnaire community monthly membership is changing the lives of forecasters and futuring creatives around the world.


Explore our community resources and enhance your research experience with podcasts, articles, and video presentations.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are a few key details you might want to know about the course and live workshops.

How long do I have access to the course?
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With this course can I get a job as a Trend Forecaster or Futurist?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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I have other questions before enrolling. Can I talk to someone?
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Do you offer discounts?
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I’m an experienced Trend Forecaster. Would I still benefit?
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I am not a Fashion Designer, will this type of Trend Forecasting Methodology work for me?
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Will this course teach me how to manage a trend forecasting project?
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When can I have access to support?
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Course Certification
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How long does it take to complete the course?
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