HPMKT STYLE REPORT WINTER/SPRING 2019

Earlier this month the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) released the much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2019. The 34-page report, created by HPMA’s 2018 Style Spotters team — Michel Smith Boyd, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Stacy Garcia, Bria Hammel, Jeffrey Johnson, Justine Macfee, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, Sarah Walker, and Michell Jennings Wiebe — carries forth a 7 year tradition of scouring Market for the hottest products and then translating the fab finds into today’s top trends. This years style spotters identified trends such as Cosmic Craze, Laid Back Elegance, and Wicker Wonderland. The complete Style Report can be viewed here.

The Hot or Not part of the breakfast is always fun as Spotters vote on market trends.

The Hot or Not part of the breakfast is always fun as Spotters vote on market trends.

During Market, the life of a Style Spotter at is rigorous and rewarded. Besides looking for things for their own clients, they must do diligence around Market, and give a preview of their finds at the Style Spotter Breakfast which I always try to attend, and take part in other panels.

Michel Boyd, took the time out of his day, and participated in a panel that I moderated at Christopher Guy.

Michel Boyd, took the time out of his day, and participated in a panel that I moderated at Christopher Guy.

At the end of the panel, the 2019 Style Spotter team was announced by Shay Geyer and Gary Inman, previous Spotters, who will serve as Advisors. The are Kara Cox, Laura Thurman, Shayla Copas, Benjamin Johnston, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Cynthia Ferguson and Erinn Valencich.

At the end of the panel, the 2019 Style Spotter team was announced by Shay Geyer and Gary Inman, previous Spotters, who will serve as Advisors. The are Kara Cox, Laura Thurman, Shayla Copas, Benjamin Johnston, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Cynthia Ferguson and Erinn Valencich.

The 2018 Style Spotter program is sponsored by Crypton, Inc. and Sherwin-Williams.