Sharon Graubard’s skill at pinpointing the silhouettes, items, fabrics and colors that will drive business for the coming season has earned her work an international following. She is founder and creative director at MintModa, a dynamic online trend-forecasting service with subscribers that range from major retailers to niche labels.A trailblazer in using designer collections as a starting point for analysis, Sharon is known for her clear, compelling narratives that connect runway with street fashion, fine art, fashion history, film and emerging cultural movements. She previously held creative director roles at Stylesight/WGSN, ESP Trendlab, Doneger Group and The Tobé Report, where she began as an illustrator.
Her frequent live presentations include Première Vision New York and Paris, The Fashion Group International, and trend conferences around the world. Sharon is regularly quoted in The New York Times, Sourcing Journal, WWD, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, NY1 and other major media outlets.
NYFW kicks off with a happy crafty vibe at Jahnkoy and Bulan, while tailoring gets an update at Terry Singh, Atelier Cillian and Libertine. Florals look right for fall at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Collina Strada and Christian Siriano, and head-to-toe black creates magic at APOTTs, Dion Lee and Jonathan Simkhai.
ONES TO WATCH
Victor De Souza’s vision is creative and unique. His collections are not affected by the passage of time, in fact they aim to harmonize the past and the present. In many respects, they are unique and unusual.