The Level Up Design Podcast
Episode 07: Jena Nesbitt
Welcome to Level 7 of the Podcast! This episode I interview Jena Nesbitt.
She’s a trend forecasting specialist with a focus on fashion. We’ll discuss the ups and downs of predicting trends, how “fast fashion” has surpassed light speed, and how a never-ending wave of new trends is already impacting your work as a designer.
Jena’s Website: www.jenanesbitt.com
The Art Institute of Portland
Since we did this interview, I’ve started working there too.
Tindr, and all that entails
Library of Congress Image Library
New York 1880
StayFocused Facebook Blocker
Urban Outfitters (in case you haven’t heard of them).
Google Fiber in Kansas City
Ross dress for less
Spencers isn’t, it turns out, actually gone.
Free People women’s clothing
Merchants of Cool
Jena’s Christmas in Marrakesh
Pal Pops: Sit Stay Share This Pinterest Page is all that remains…
Nom Nom Paleo
Scrap Thrift Store
WGSN trend forcasting
How Smartphones Are Killing Off the Fashion Show
Yes, I am, occasionally, mister fancy pants.
Let me finish that thought: When a seamstress sews in extra denim into the crotch of jeans that are wearing out, they use a zig zag pattern from a machine to sew it into place. At the same time, there are new jeans that use that same zig zag pattern to simulate genuinely worn-in high-end jeans.
Jena’s site (again)
The Creative Roundtable