UK Trends

Modern Masculinity: Where Are We Going?

Robbie Sinclair | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Style
Robbie Sinclair

Men's wardrobes have not always been the basic, machine washable visions we see when we walk down a typical British high-street. There was actually a time when pink silk and ruffled collars didn't make us question a man's "masculinity" (whatever masculinity is) -- the fashion choices represented power.

This Is How To Make Anything Go Viral

Jamie Wareham | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

If anyone is able to calculate the exact formulae for how to make content go viral - they'd probably be the most valuable person on the internet.

Forget Sustainable Collections, We Need A Sustainable Fashion Industry

Dio Kurazawa | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Style
Dio Kurazawa

Fashion and sustainability aren't two words you often see in the same sentence. An adjective that evokes images of industry and ecology, "sustainable" is actually coming into fashion when describing, well, fashion. And as Director of Denim at WGSN, I can tell you this is very good news for our industry.

The Hashtag's Story Has A Lesson For Every Internet User

Jamie Wareham | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

Back then, it was mostly known by Americanism, the 'pound sign' - one that you may remember from many automated recorded phone messages "end by pushing the pound key".

The New Confectionery

Oonagh Simms | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Oonagh Simms

From chia seeds in your ice cream to raw cakes with avocado, there's been a revolution going on in UK retailer's response to the backlash against sugar. Now, as someone who makes a living from crafting sweet treats from sugar, I will certainly be the last person to hop on that anti sugar bandwagon

This Dreamy £15 Primark Dress Is Predicted To Be A Bestseller

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Style

Nothing says spring has sprung more than gingham. Which is why Primark’s latest offering has already caught the attention of fashion-lovers everywh...

'Hand Salad’ Is The So-Called Food Trend You Never Asked For

The Huffington Post | Claudia Canavan | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it’s ‘courgetti’ or ‘cronuts’, new words for gimmicky food trends abound in the modern world. The latest attempt to rebrand a basic ...

How We're Using Imagery To Depict Today's World

Robyn Lange | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Robyn Lange

This shows the increasing need that marketing and design professionals have to represent today's technologically driven world. We all know what smartphones look like, but how do you represent concepts such as AI and blockchain? This is clearly something people want to know

Where Will The Future Of Artificial Intelligence Take Us?

Vince Lynch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vince Lynch

Predicting a year's worth of trends in a field as explosive as artificial intelligence is a bit like guessing what a human would do if you gave them every superpower all at once. Would they heat up their latte using eye lasers or rob a bank with a cucumber?

21st Century Goodbyes

Philip De Ste Croix | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip De Ste Croix

Funerals are never going to be happy occasions but increasingly we are seeing people wishing to forego the traditional sombre ceremony in favour of a more upbeat 'celebration of life'.

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

From Tough Women To Raw, Unfiltered Imagery - These Are The Visual Trends That Will Define 2017

Andrew Saunders | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Andrew Saunders

As we enter 2017, now is the perfect time to make sense of how the images we consume on a daily basis are evolving. It's always fascinating to plot the direction of change and predict which visual trends we'll be seeing this year in everything from the films we'll watch at the cinema to the adverts we'll see in print.

Wellness Trends: Out With The Old, In With The New

Polly Humphris | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Humphris

Call it an industry; call it a lifestyle; call it a combination of the two - whatever it is, health and wellness has its finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to moving with the times. This year kisses goodbye to seaweed and souping and waves hello to tiger nuts and super spices, just two of the wellbeing trends that look set to soar in 2017.  

So Long Hygge, Hello Lagom!

Helen Redding | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Redding

Whether you go Swedish with lagom or Danish with hygge, you are without doubt destined for great happiness (although where was hygge when Hamlet needed it?). It seems that all our troubles can be solved with a dash of Scandi. Thankfully, lagom presents precisely the same opportunities to be smug as hygge did. You're just doing it in a less wintery way.

Introducing 'Fearne On Fashion'

Fearne Cotton | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Style
Fearne Cotton

fearne on fashion This series was a complete dream as I got to dive head first into the most exquisite, diverse and compelling wardrobe you've set eyes on. Interviewing designers, collectors, bloggers, fanatics and shoppers, as well as trying on some of the most divine pieces out there. I delved, I learned and I may have done a bit of shopping along the way. I mean... what did you expect? I hope you enjoy this series as much as i did making it.

Lagom Is The Swedish Trend Everyone Will Be Following In 2017, Here's How To Do It

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

You might not know what it is yet, but lagom is predicted to be the latest Scandinavian lifestyle buzzword we’ll all be getting on board with in 201...

From Parenttech To Healthy Chocolate: 10 Key Parenting Trends For 2017

Lisa Williams | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Williams

What does 2017 have in store for parenting in the UK? From TantrumXYZ's work with early adopters, the parenting business community and parenting influencers, this is what we identify as being the top 10 key trends for parenting and childcare in 2017...

How Online Video Took Over In 2016 And What's In Store For 2017

Dror Ginzberg | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Dror Ginzberg

This year has seen significant developments in the media industry that will have long lasting effects going well beyond 2016. Every major media trend from this past year centred around video, which now accounts for over two-thirds of all internet traffic. There's been three key trends that standout in my mind:

10 Groups Of People Who Nailed The Mannequin Challenge

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

No week is quite complete without a bizarre social media craze sweeping the internet - and this time, it’s all about the Mannequin Challenge. The tr...

Waitrose Reveals Next Year's Big Food Trends, Starring Vegetable Yoghurt

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Vegetable yoghurt, perfume-infused cocktails and watermelon water could be next year’s big food and drink trends, according to Waitrose. The superma...

The New Voice: Today's Teenagers Have A Lot To Say, It's Time We Listened To Them

Trevor Hardy | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Trevor Hardy

Back in May, as teenagers and young adults were preparing to sit their exams, I wrote that this age group are the real education, as they embrace heal...

Seeking Spirituality: Visual Trends in Travel Imagery

Andrew Saunders | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Saunders

It's that time of year when friends and family go on holiday and social media is flooded with smart phone imagery of travel and adventures. This barrage of holiday snaps is not just limited to those from our loved ones, we're also seeing a whole range of imagery from brands and publications around particular travel themes. As travel imagery has its peak moment, our Creative Research team are exploring the visual trends happening in this space so far this summer.

Seven Ways Tech Is Changing Journalism and News Consumption

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.

How Trendy People Are Killing the Slot Machine

Jamie Lewis | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Lewis

Last month I wrote a very well-received piece about the changing face of gambling as technology advances. More interesting, perhaps, is the sociologic...

Self-Improvement? Three Emerging Learning Trends for 2016

Paul Drury | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Drury

We know that the digital age means things move more quickly, we have more "ideas" and we're surrounded by advice. But how do you know it's *good advice*?