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TrendWatch Programming to Highlight Top 3 Trends at Spring High Point Market

DesignOn HPMKT by IMC will explore its Spring 2022 TrendWatch through series of five virtual and at-market presentations and guides beginning with the “TrendWatch: Spring 2022 Webinar” today. IMC’s trend forecast program will feature three themes – Elation, Growth and Synthesis – for Spring High Point Market.

“For the first time, TrendWatch explores how seemingly different trends are actually related via the moments in time that shape them,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “Through our interactive virtual and in-person programming, designers and retailers will learn what is trending for this High Point Market, and be challenged to consider how popular colors, construction and aesthetics are a comment on current events.”

DesignOn HPMKT by IMC – International Market Centers’ (IMC) programming and social media presence at High Point Market – offers buyers multiple opportunities to learn about the connected Spring 2022 TrendWatch trends. Curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Chicago-based Nine Muses Media, who has 25 years of experience in magazine editing and home furnishings trends forecasting, will offer a webinar, a seminar and a tour.

In preparation for market sourcing, Vincenti leads a pre-market webinar, “TrendWatch: Spring 2022 Webinar” on Wednesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. EDT. The image-rich, fast-paced program will address how consumer preferences, shifting priorities and new expectations for 2022 will influence interior décor and product designs. Attendees of the free, one-hour webinar will earn 1 CEU. Registration is at

At-market, Vincenti reprises the program in “TrendWatch: Spring 2022 - LIVE at Market!” on Saturday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room at Suites at Market Square. The presentation will serve as a souring guide for buyers at market with illustrative visuals and an exploration of leading color palettes. Attendees will earn 1 CEU. Registration is at .

Vincenti offers market attendees in-depth details about select products during the live “TrendWatch Tour” of the three curated displays in IMC’s High Point Buildings on Sunday, April 3 at 2:30 pm. The 90-minute tour begins in the lobby of the Suites at Market Square and ultimately takes attendees to displays in the IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal and ends at the JuniperMarket display for a happy hour. Attendees must register to attend at

The three TrendWatch events are part of the 34 webinars, seminar and events presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. For a full list of events, visit

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