SURTEX Offers Trend Sessions at Annual Show

Retail Editor 1 -- Gifts & Dec, April 17, 2012

WHITE PLAINS, NY — SURTEX, the art and design market trade show, will launch an exclusive Trend Theatre, which will explore different industry issues.

Top trend experts in the industry from Europe and the U.S. will conduct 17 30-minute sessions and explore the latest trends impacting home and accessories, textiles, tabletop, fashion, paper, stationery, packaging and gifts.

The program, which is free of charge to exhibitors and attendees and is a first for SURTEX, will feature: Nicki Gondell, principal of Trend House Inc., who will speak about exploring colors, fabrics and styling in home décor and accessories and fashion, paper and textiles; Emmanuelle Linard, partner, executive director of Edelkoort, Inc, exploring textiles and the home; Milou Ket, founder Milou Ket Styling and Design, who will take an in-depth look at design themes; Jamie Thomas, trend director for Stylesight, who will focus on packaging, prints and graphics; and Jennifer Castoldi, founder, CEO and chief creative director, Trendease International, and her look at share key design influencers in the coming years.

The complete schedule of the sessions at the Trend Theatre is available online.


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