What do accessories future trends look like in a pandemic world with consumers yearning for presence and statement-making styling, explore what's expected to appear later this year and for seasons to come. Learn how to create and merchandise assortments that combine investment purchasing with the must have trends and styling cues that are now and next.
Jessica Richards, Founder of JMR Design Consulting
Jessica Richards is a trend forecaster, brand creator, and founder of JMR Design Consulting, whose synergistic focus inspires what is now and next. With an extensive background in forecasting, concepts, and design for major North American retailers, she brings a forward-thinking yet commercially and brand-right viability to projects across the fashion and wellness industries. Jessica graduated from Boston University with a degree in Magazine Journalism and has been additionally certified from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has been quoted and featured as a guest expert across international media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bustle, and more. Jessica serves as Fashion Director for the Accessories Council, a not-for-profit, international trade organization with the mission to stimulate global consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. She is also Fashion Director for AC Magazine, whose dedicated focus on accessories serves the trade with industry news and editorial direction to serve brands, wholesalers, and retailers. In this role, Jessica gives insight to industry and consumer trends, as well as direction for future development and merchandising strategies. IG: @Jessicaxrich