Summer Course in Fashion Trends Investigation

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Summer Course in Fashion Trends Investigation

Edition: 14th

Language: English

Duration: 3 weeks

Start Date: July 5th 2021

Schedule: Monday to Friday, from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. + four afternoons from 3.30pm to 6.00pm

Credits: 10*

Biada 11; 08012 Barcelona, España

Price: 3.100€ (Enrolment fee 1.000€ + tuition fee 2.100€).
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The Summer Course in Fashion Trends Investigation affords the student a holistic perspective of how to research, analyse and anticipate trends in the fashion industry.

With the city of Barcelona as the backdrop, students get to attend conferences, take part in interactive workshops and creative sessions organized by highly experienced professionals, and practice field research in the cultural hub that this city represents.

Fotografias de tendencias actuales del Summer Course in Trends Investigation from Coolhunting to Fashion Forecasting
Summer Course in Trends Investigation from Coolhunting to Fashion Forecasting


– To provide a holistic understanding of the art and science of trends research with a focus on the fashion industry.

– To accompany students on their learning journey of the linchpin theories, methods, and tools of trends research.

– To demonstrate how learning about trends helps spark ideas that inform, innovate, and inspire.

– To help students hone their curiosity, cultural awareness, and intuition.

– To promote a more sustainable approach to fashion trends.


The course uses a three-step process: 

Scanning and gathering. Learners practice primary and secondary research techniques, observing the early signals of change. 

Connecting and verifying. Empirical investigation exercises lead students to connect-the-dots between the information they have gathered while scanning. 

Implementing and generating. As students formulate their final conclusions they experiment with various methods and mediums for presenting their work. 

Student Profile

This dynamic summer course is for curious minds who want to explore the world of trend forecasting. As well as life-time learners who for professional reasons, are looking to expand their knowledge with comprehensive methods and actionable tools.

Job Opportunities

Fashion forecasting is an area of study that lends itself to work in the creative industries, whether your interests lie in the media arts, product design, events, retail, or other.

The multidisciplinary educational team for this course of consultants, freelancers, companies, and brands, is an example of the diversity found in the field of future studies.


Christina Bifano

Design and trends researcher, educator, textile designer and fashion historian with a passion for combining all interests into one.  Christina has been coordinating and teaching trends investigation and textile/fashion related courses in Barcelona for the past 10 years. During her 11 years in Barcelona she has provided insight and inspiration reports ranging from fashion to food to international and local clients.

She focuses on both online and offline research techniques, and currently enjoys collaborating with Antique & Boutiques as a local trend tour guide. Her background is in textile/surface design, fashion and interior design research and vintage curation. She has worked for large brands and small design studios alike including: JB Martin, Co. Inc., Nautica Int’l. Inc., Milkprint Studios (NYC), Colette&Blue (PA), Cahier and Coloroom/Double G (BCN).  She is proud editor of Roadtrip to Innovation and Digital Natives/Get Ready! both by Delia Dumitrescu.  Christina holds degrees in Textile/Surface Design from FIT in New York and Accademia Italiana Moda in Florence, Italy. 

About me: Christina Bifano

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