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As the Only Los Angeles based color and trend forecasting company, Design Options is dedicated to bringing Southern California’s unique aesthetic to the world! It’s singular cutting edge perspective, coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of the current marketplace in the Junior, Universal Contemporary, Young Men’s, Kids, and the Home Fashions markets, fuels the company’s imaginative products.

Headed by Fran Sude, Founder and Creative Director, for over 25 years. It’s fabulous monthly “ColorBlasts” keeps our clients ahead of the curve and on target! We are the only forecasting company that actually customizes each purchase!


Bringing L.A. to the world

As a supplement to the reports, Design Options also publishes a newsletter to keep its clients apprised of the very latest trends coming from the West Coast.

Global Reach

With corporate offices in Los Angeles, New York, and a marketing presence in Canada, Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico and Australia, Design Options brings its insight into trends in lifestyle, color, fashion, the youth market, as well as home furnishings from one of the most influential trend-conscious cities in the world.

Forecasting intelligence

Color forecasting is a delicate balance of art and intelligence gathering. Careful and thorough analysis goes into every volume of the tri-yearly Color Report. Each edition forecasts L.A.’s hot new color combinations in all segments of apparel, home fashion and industrial design.

Forecasting trends yet to come …

Design Options helps clients achieve improved sales, increased profits and greater market penetration by forecasting with consistent accuracy tomorrow’s trends today.

“A must-have for the design professional”

The company’s products and services have evolved, over the last 2 decades, into a “must-have” resource for the apparel, home fashion and industrial design professional. In addition to its publications on color and LifeStyle trends and forecasting, Design Options has diversified into the home furnishings and youth market segments, as well as sponsoring “standing-room only” seminars for those seeking insight into the trends of the future. With a client base that reads like a “who’s who” of the apparel and home fashion industries, Design Options now produces multiple publications distributed globally throughout the year.