Forecast Trends Like a Futurist

Geraldine Wharry, Instructor, Fashion Futurist

Sharing 20+ years experience in design and macro trend foresight, our founder and guest experts will teach you how to decipher possible futures. From the fundamental to the most creative and sustainable methods shaping future trend foresight today.

Online, Self-paced with Certificate of completion
6 modules with videos, text, audio, transcripts & impactful inspiration materials, exercises, models, libraries and templates
Monthly live methodology, visioning & exchange online session
Access to the Trend Atelier Community student membership

Who is it for?

Whether you are a Designer, Forecaster Strategist, Innovation professional, Strategist, Academic or Student, this course will teach you the skills to forecast patterns of behaviour and cultural shifts, future trends and aethetics, methodically and creatively.

Join 300+ futuring creatives, from foresight experts, researchers, creative directors, innovation agency managers, entrepreneurs to university educators worldwide.

Lifetime access to 54 lectures spread across 6 modules including 4 workbooks, The Trend Ecosystems and molecules models, Report structure models, 2 report writing templates, 1 report design template, 11 exercises, 10 quizzes, research library and template + extensive inspiration materials
Macro Trend methodologies including the Trend Atelier's model HUNT-IDENTIFY- GATHER. Big picture cultural and behavioural shifts, long term scenarios for the creative industries
Access the lectures in video, text, transcripts + Downloadable Mp3s + live methodology full archive
Academic, purpose-led and thought provoking methodologies to forecast and envision futures for the creative industry.
Advice + productivity hacks for the every day of forecasters and futuring creatives addressing the challenges of project, knowledge and time management. A safe space to exchange and discuss online with our community & during our monthly live sessions
Language:  English with written transcripts
Accreditation: Completion certificate
Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced
Designed to awaken your future foresight skills, curated to expand your horizons & sustainable mission. 

Our course is for the brave creatives and forecasters who understand the field of future forecasting must combine solid frameworks as well as challenge outdated mindsets that are unsustainable, contribute to overconsumption and extractive cycles.

Our founder Futurist
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 mission is to elevate the work of future forecaster and futuring creatives to envision and manifest a preferable future. Let's bring you into the new wave of futures literacy.
Join today with our flexible payment plans

The Framework

Becoming a future trend forecaster or embedding future trends in your creative work does not have to be overwhelming. Experience the step-by-step journey and curriculum developed to expand your horizons on what future forecasting is, how it is used professionally, creatively and what it can do for the greater good.
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Our instructors

The 'Forecast Trends Like a Futurist' curriculum* is designed by the Trend Atelier’s founder 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

*If you are enrolled in our 'How to Research the Future' course, you are entitled to a discount. Fill our contact form below.

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.

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

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. 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. Another thing is the possibility for trend forecasting to help shape a more sustainable mindset, so we can finally leave the crazy "24 collections a year madness" behind. 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

Course Curriculum

Download this free PDF to learn more about the Forecast Trends Like a Futurist course.

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Frequently asked questions

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

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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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