The global textile event for North American fashion professionals
The global textile event for North American fashion professionals

July 18-19, 2017 / Fall Winter 18-19 / Pier 94



Sabine lechatelier

Alongside its other high-performance services, one of Première Vision shows’ acknowledged strong points is its Fashion Information. From the start, its unique approach in this domain has been based on a one-of-a-kind in-house fashion team, which, through meetings organized with leading international experts and professionals, gathers and exchanges viewpoints on emerging trends destined to influence the fashion seasons. This forward-looking and constantly evolving exclusive information inspires the entire chain of design and creation.
Sabine Le Chatelier, Associate Fashion Director, is part of the Première Vision fashion team.
A graduate of French art school “Les Arts Appliqués Duperré”, in Paris, Sabine Le Chatelier began her career as a stylist for the Peclers trends bureau, where she worked until 2005.
The same year, she started working for the fashion department of Première Vision. She is now the Associate Fashion Director of Première Vision, where she is particularly involved on fashion information for buyers at Première Vision’s international trade shows and presentations
She will be presenting the Trend Tasting sessions in January:
2 seminars that complement each other to better focus on the most important emerging SS17  trends and improve the efficiency of your visit.



Bob Bland

Bob Bland is the CEO + Founder of Manufacture New York (MNY), a social enterprise that is rethinking the fashion ecosystem (design, production, development, distribution) and creating a new, vertically-integrated business model that will transform apparel & textile production for the 21st century. Their mission is to reawaken and rebuild America’s fashion industry, foster the next wave of businesses, and create a transparent, sustainable global supply chain.

Ms. Bland founded MNY in 2012 based on her decade of experience in the New York City industry as a corporate fashion designer for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs & Triple 5 Soul and as the founder of independent streetwear label Brooklyn Royalty. After 7 years of working with local manufacturers to produce her collection, she designed the MNY vision as a comprehensive response to the needs of post-recession fashion entrepreneurs and urban manufacturers dedicated to domestic ethical production.

An international speaker + advocate for domestic manufacturing, ethical supply chains and design entrepreneurship education, Ms. Bland has presented Manufacture New York as a case study in Copenhagen, Seoul, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Washington D.C. and NYC. She has also been featured in two books, Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present & Future (2015), We Own the City (2014); the film “Making It In America: Empowering Global Fashion;” and multiple TV interviews including CNBC & CBS Evening News.

Kristin Paquette, ESP TRENDLAB

Kristin Paquette

Kristin is a creative force for the fashion industry. She has over a decade of experience in fashion and retail with a wide range of specialties including styling, merchandising, and forecasting. She is a strategic and innovative leader skilled at producing quantifiable trend predictions through market research and analysis.
Ms. Paquette’s prior experience include Heading Research and Development for Men’s & Millennial Private Brands at Macy’s MMG, Co -founding a fashion start up, and being a fashion trailblazer.
She has fashion styled on Emmy-winning productions, national ad campaigns, and ecommerce with clients such as Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Apple. She holds a BA in Apparel Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

Charlotte Delobelle, CARLIN

Charlotte Delobelle

Charlotte studied in London and graduated from the London College of Fashion, before completing her studies in Paris at ESMOD Paris.
She began her professional career, as Art Byer at FRED FARID advertising group. As creation and passion for products become an evidence, she worked into the lingerie field and then
Created a brand of Art jewelries, made in France.
Afterwards, she becomes PR at Pierre Cardin for 2 years, before joining the trend bureau Carlin International in which she merges her strategic and creative competences.

Patti Carpenter, CARPENTER + COMPANY

Patti Carpenter

Patti Carpenter is an award winning Creative Director in globally sourced home accents, clothing, personal accessories and gifts with extensive experience in product design and development, merchandising, and color + trend forecasting. She has received U.S. presidential recognition for domestic and international expertise in artisan development, small producer and entrepreneur training, and economic development. She has worked with clothing labels, including Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Cynthia Rowley, The Limited Corporation, and Ralph Lauren. She has developed private label home and textile collections for Bloomingdales, Dean & Deluca, Sferra, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen, The Museum of Arts and Design and ABC Carpet & Home.
Patti has worked in 54 countries around the globe and speaks internationally on Design, Color + Trend. She has spoken at the Design Indaba in South Africa, Peru MODA in Peru, and at the New World Craft show in Guatemala. She has worked with artisans on behalf of USAID, the U.N., international government agencies, trade promotion counsels, non profits organizations and NGO’s around the world to design and develop textiles, ceramics, lacquer ware, wood, metal, beading, jewelry, fiber and a variety of other materials.
Her Home Décor commercial clients in Color + Trend include The Phillips Collection, Crate & Barrel, Takasago International, Proctor & Gamble, TJX, Robert Allen, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Carini Lang, and Cliff Young.






Philip Fimmano is a contemporary fashion and design specialist, contributing to Trend Union’s books, magazines and strategic studies for various international brands.
Philip travels alongside his business partner and company founder Li Edelkoort, working in industries as varied as fashion, textiles, interiors, architecture, food, beauty, finance and retail.
He is also the Director of their New York-based creative studio Edelkoort Inc., providing concept, colour and strategy consulting services to companies in North and South America.




Jaana Jätyri is the founder of leading trend forecasting agency Trendstop. Jaana has a unique vision for fashion and lifestyle trend forecasting; Harper’s Bazaar has featured her as the ‘next generation’ trend forecaster, alongside Lidewij Edelkoort.
Jaana has devised new trend forecasting methodologies suited for the 21st century, its changing retail, brands and trend-conscious consumers. As a Scandinavian, she believes that beautiful design is for all market levels – for her the key is understanding what the consumer aspires to, and offering the right product at the right time.

Jaana left her native Finland at the age of 19 in search of a global fashion education. She graduated from London’s Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design with First Class Honours in 1999. Her first business was a digital design consultancy training fashion designers to use computers, where she pioneered fashion CAD libraries for a client base including Marks & Spencer and River Island. Following that, Jaana launched a dedicated online trend forecasting service,, in 2002.

Since its inception, Trendstop has evolved to offer expert insights, trend memberships, product specialist deep-dives, trend reports and live briefings. Trendstop offers trend consultancy and design studio services, and the company has pioneered trend forecasting on mobile and tablet platforms through Trendstop’s innovative TrendTracker app, which has had over 1,000,000 downloads by fashion lovers and professionals alike.

Today, Jaana lives in London and travels globally. Trendstop works with global consultancy clients on trend, concept and design projects. She and her team of 150 trend spotters and senior analysts study trend innovators and early adopters from around the world, anticipating consumer aspirations in fashion and lifestyle, and providing targeted trend forecasts and analysis. She helps leading brands and retailers such as Versace, Diesel, ASOS, H&M, Target, L’Oreal, GHD, Chrysler, Porsche Designs and Miele create successful products and campaigns.



Carol MEEK


Carol Meek is owner of the color and trend forecasting company Color Portfolio Inc. She is the creative force behind Color Portfolio, with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry.
Carol has an extensive product development and fashion direction background in Women’s, Men’s, Children’s, and Home. She has worked in the American, European, Tokyo, Asian, and South American markets.
Carol’s specialty is understanding the importance of color and trend, and applying it towards today’s market place for retailers and manufacturers in a focused and useable manner. Carol is available for product development projects and seminars.





MaríaTeresa SAMPEDRO


Maria Teresa Sampedro, grew up in South Florida and moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Upon graduating, Sampedro begin her career in Trend Forecasting, today she is the Director of Promostyl’s NY Headquarters.
Throughout her time with Promostyl Maria has developed an eye for emerging trends in the beauty, youth, and activewear markets, enabling her to work with some of the industry’s leading brands and creatives.