"Learning the tools to develop your own perspectives about the future makes it that much more exciting. You learn to develop tools to critically analyze big social issues. This course was fundamental to the success of my project"
As a student, you will gain in depth and clear trend forecasting methodologies as well as purpose led, thought provoking approaches to future forecasting for the creative industries.
Insights gained from our courses will elevate and support your work and mission. As future foresight professionals and creatives, you have a great sphere of influence therefore our goal is to hep you make an impact whilst honing your craft.
Whether you are just starting out, a designer or have been a future forecasting professional for some time, we have knowledge that can help.
Our courses will equip you with a proven framework now used by forecasters around the world. The lectures will challenge you to be more innovative, strategic, mindful and creative. Our goal is to expand your horizons, resources, skillsets, your ‘futuring’ voice and help craft your development. So that in turn you can inspire long term futures directions for your clients, teams, big and small.
Master how to Explore, Identify, Forecast Connect and Present Future Scenarios focused on macro trends for the creative industries. With the planet and people in mind to create sustainable futures.
Learn Successful and Comprehensive Methods to research Future Scenarios for the Creative industries. Master how future trends are researched creatively and methodically for big picture thinking impacting the creative industries.
Our courses are designed by Fashion Futurist and Trend Atelier founder Geraldine Wharry. The curriculum also features expert interviews, guest curators and lecturers.
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.
Trend Forecasters, Designers, Researchers, Brand strategists, Innovation managers, Creative Directors, Consumer trend experts, Speculative Designers, Academics, Business Owners as well as students (we also have writers, anthropologists and journalists enrolled in our courses).
Our best ambassadors are the students who have benefited both professionally and personally from our courses and community.
Forecasting the future doesn't have to be confusing. And it won't be once you learn our methodology. We will focus on the skills, tools, mindset as well as the deliverables of future forecasting.
The courses also dive into the conceptual aspects of future foresight:
Explore our community resources and enhance your research experience with podcasts, articles, and video presentations.
Our students get real time support by accessing our dedicated space where they get real time feedback and exchange with other future curious minds. For a high level of support and access to future insights for professional and personal growth, we offer our Visionnaire membership.