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