Thanks to technology, you can already analyze the latest Fashion Week and note possible trends by yourself. Of course, you can also just read fashion reports from forecasters, specialists whose work is to analyze the fashion world and "predict" trends. They examine the global environment, culture, and needs of people to say, for example, that after the release of the movie Dune, clothes with elements of futurism will have a huge demand, or that with economic decline, the smart casual style will go viral. Forecasting is needed, and almost all fashion companies use their service. More than that, the companies mainly go to one big forecasting agency, World Global Style Network (WGSN), and that's the reason why in different stores you see exactly the same patterns, fabrics, and items. Sad but true, it's not just one big conspiracy theory discussed behind closed doors.
So how do you do the work of the whole agency? You have two ways to analyze it: by yourself or by going to forecasting sites. One of the site's gems is Tagwalk, where you can check out women's and men's fashion trends divided into seasons and years. Another one is Lyst, following fashion day and night and creating trend lists every season.
And speaking of another way, there are three steps. Firstly, you open the last three seasons' fashion shows, on Vogue Runway, for example, and note the repetitive colors, details, and structures to notice the consistency and order of fashion. Also, you will see the fact and rule number four: fashion is like a pendulum of contrast. When we were tired of the high waist, we fell in love with the low waist. After the boom of oversize, we wanted to show more skin and figure silhouettes.