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First Look Trends for Summer 2017

Modern Traditions

Family, dining, holiday and seasonal products come to the fore in this trend, which spotlights modern and transitional dining furniture; tabletop; holiday décor and decorations, including wrapping paper; ornaments; and more. Holiday merchandise runs the gamut, encompassing Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve. 

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Casual/Outdoor: Water Signs

FIRST LOOK heads to the beach – and pool – for a casual lounge vignette that showcases watery blues and bright whites. Merchandise selections incorporate outdoor furniture, including modern lounge seating and fire pits; beach towels; portable umbrellas; all-weather dinnerware; beachwear; totes; sunglasses, and more.


Bedroom: iGen

Marketers' focus is shifting from Millennials' wants and needs to Generation Z's wishes and hopes, and FIRST LOOK keeps pace with a space for today's true digital natives. We're connecting with the iGeneration – an entrepreneurial, responsible, compassionate, competitive and curious set – in our first-ever 'tween bedroom vignette. The product assortment for iGen includes: unisex bedroom furniture, especially designs with tech management and savvy storage solutions; bedding; area rugs; lighting; wall decor; poufs; personal accessories; plush, and toys.


Handmade

Craftsmanship and artistry headline FIRST LOOK's fourth trend vignette with products all showcasing the creativity and handiwork of craftspeople. Virtually all product categories are suitable, with a special emphasis on merchandise produced by global artisans. 

First Look Seminar

Join Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media as she serves up fast-paced design insights and purchase trends from a host of industry tastemakers and trendsetters.

 

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First Look Trends for Winter 2017

View online or be sure to pick up a hard-copy of the new First Look book at Market on campus or at the First Look seminar.

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Deep sea blues, lustrous greens and grounded purples, plus matte metals and stone embellishments, combine in 2017's NOURISHMENT theme. It's a daring, experimental and enticing approach to sophistication and luxury ... one that rejuvenates the mind and body, just like a nutrients-packed elixir.

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Feed Your Inspiration

A nature-inspired story emerges from the shadows in FIRST LOOK's MIDNIGHT GARDEN, a sultry theme where photorealism, digital effects, interplays of dark and light, romantic flourishes, and even scorched and charred textures invite viewers to surrender to the beauties of the night.

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Romance Your Senses

The artist's stamp, whether by way of signature or slight imperfection, is evident in ARTIST'S HAND, a theme that focuses on all gift and home product categories, especially textiles, accessories, jewelry and furniture. Look for nuance—and perhaps clever and quirky inscriptions—that connect owner and maker.

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Unearth Your Unique Style

FIRST LOOK showcases a range of categories in PERSONAL SPACE, a bathroom vignette that features top colors in cabinetry: white, off-whites and blue-cast grays. What to submit: bathroom vanities, mirrors, wall decor, sconces, personal care products, candles, textiles and trinket dishes, to name just a few.

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