WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Surtex is preparing to launch an exclusive Trend Theatre at next month’s show.
The theater, which will be located on the show floor, will feature trend experts from the United States and Europe. They will conduct a total of 17 30-minute sessions exploring the latest trends affecting industries ranging from accessories, textiles, tabletop, fashion, paper, stationery, packaging and gifts. The sessions are free of charge to Surtex exhibitors and attendees.
The program includes Nicki Gondell, principal of Trend House, who will provide insights into trends in color, fabrics, styling, home textiles, tabletop and gifts; Emmanuelle Linard, partner and executive director of Edelkoort, on lifestyle trends in textiles; Milou Ket, founder of Milou Ket styling and design, who will describe trends in bedding, bath, ceramics and wallpaper; Jamie Thomas, trend director for Stylesight, who will focus on trends in packaging, design, prints and graphics; and Jennifer Castoldi, founder, CEO and chief creative director of Trendease International, who will share key design influencers in the coming years.
Surtex is scheduled for May 20-22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.