World of Color: Trend Forecast

23sep11:00 AM12:00 PMWorld of Color: Trend Forecast11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Explore the WORLD OF COLOR with us this September!

What does the World of Color look like to you? What is its significance in the cosmetic industry? In Fashion? Art? Technology? Culture and Society?

Immerse yourself in the World of Color and experience its influence on beauty, fashion, technology, art, and people. Color’s significance and impact will be explored through the inspiring talks, interviews, and color experts. Live, create, and be inspired by Color!

Register for the Live Panel on September 23rd to receive automatic access to our Library of nearly 4 hours of On-Demand Content through to September 30th!



Presenter Company Title
Jennifer Edwards WGSN LIVE SESSION:  Global Colour Forecast S/S 2022
Betsy Karp “The Color Coach” The Psychology and Consciousness of Color
Val Cosh Konica Minolta SA The Deconstruction of Color and its Appearance Within the Cosmetic Industry
Moderator: Susie Xiong Interview with Industry Experts Color 360:  Interview of Color Experts in Diverse Industries:  What is the significance of color to them?




Jennifer, the director of consultancy for North America, provides strategic solutions rooted in the cross section of insights, innovation and behavior.

Prior to joining WGSN, Jennifer consulted Fortune 500 companies, pairing bio-sensory measurements with qualitative interviews to garner a true understanding of consumers’ reactions to products and marketing stimuli. She also designed and led L’Oréal’sResearch & Innovation sprints — driving a culture of creativity and curiosity— bringing several successful disruptive products to market.

With her unique mix of quantitative, qualitative and design thinking expertise, Jennifer has devotedher career to understanding what drives consumer behavior.

When not consulting, Jennifer goes by her moniker “Jenn the Creative” — wardrobe stylist. Most recently she styled Roselyn Keo — the dancer who inspired the film Hustlers.


With over 20 years of experience in the world of color measurement from Service to Product Management and all the way to Sales, Val has the skills that allow to him to best serve customers by finding the exact product solutions needed, to streamline work flows and get the highest return on investments possible. In his current role, he is excited to utilize his background to assist with any and all color measurement demands.







Betsy Karp is an artist living in New York City.  After spending 30 years working in the fashion  industry, Betsy incorporated her knowledge as a  textile designer into her creative life coaching  practice known as ​Color Coaching​. Color Coaching  is an approach to wellness that utilizes color  theory to better one’s self. Through her creative  process, she helps educate others on how to use  the power and vibrations of color to effect  positive change daily.
Through painting, Betsy uncovers the layers of  our innermost self as she pulls to the surface the  colors that light up a soul. She has exhibited at  Syracuse University, Wave Gallery, Piazza Savanarola, and her paintings reside in over 20 private collections.

She graduated from Syracuse University with her BFA in painting and has certifications from  Columbia’s Teachers College, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition in Health Counseling, and the  American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is currently teaching at the Fashion Institute of  Technology as part of the Color Certificate Program.
Betsy uses her knowledge of health counseling, color theory, and years of experience with this work  to create empowerment workshops, communities, and one-on-one coachings. She strives to share  these insights and spread the deeper awareness of soul connection and the power of believing in  oneself.




Yana started her career in the Cosmetic Industry as an intern at CHANEL 5 years ago. Today, she works in the US Innovation and Research Division of CHANEL, where she is responsible for blue sky projects across multiple categories in the makeup & care axes, as well as close collaboration with Global Marketing team, Studio and the Development labs. Her current role allows Yana to dream up innovative concepts and bring them to life, which combines her passion for science and creativity. Prior to re-joining CHANEL, Yana spent time at Coty Inc, where she worked as a Scientist in the lipstick development lab and then in pre-development for the CoverGirl brand.

Originally from Almaty, Kazakhstan Yana then spent her teenage years in the UK, where she graduated from American School in London. She moved to the US to attend George Washington University, where she obtained her degrees in Biology and English Literature. After graduating Yana remained in Washington DC to work at the USDA in the HoneyBee Research Lab. Honeybees remain a big interest and passion. She draws the inspiration from the Honeybees for her professional philosophy: to be industrious, altruistic & collaborative.

Yana is staying actively engaged in the industry. She had her first experience putting an educational event for NYSCC when she was part of the event committee for the #BeyondtheBrief event in 2017. Currently, she is the Chair of the Mentorship Program for NYSCC.

Yana holds certificate in Beauty Industry Essentials from FIT, as well as Portrait Painting from New York Academy of Art, which round her experience and give her a fresh perspective in the industry and the concept of beauty.


As a Minnesota-native and beauty enthusiast, Susie Xiong’s dream was to be able to create and innovate different products in the cosmetic industry. In 2018, she graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry with a concentration in Industrials/Materials from a small liberal arts college called the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. Shortly after, she made the bold move to New Jersey to chase after her dreams. This past May, Susie graduated from Rutgers University with her Master of Business and Science in Personal Care Science.

Along with her time at Rutgers, Susie also had the opportunities to begin her career by working as a Lab Technician at Chanel, Inc and as a Chemist at L’Oréal. These experiences lead to her current position as a Chemist at Kolmar, where she works in the Personal Care Lab. Susie also volunteers for the NYSCC Mentorship Program as the Mentor Ambassador. Aside from her
professional life, Susie also enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking and spending time with her puppy, Luna!


Michelle Leung holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Engineering Leadership Development from the Pennsylvania State University. During her time at Penn State, she assisted her professor in color cosmetics research for two years. She then began her career in the beauty industry as an intern at Lubrizol Corporations in the Skincare Applications lab. She has since grown her experience in the industry as a Color Cosmetics Scientist at Coty Inc., to her current role as an Engineer at Estee Lauder Companies. Michelle has dreamed of making beauty products from the age of 13 and has dedicated all her efforts in achieving her goal. She is now excited to use her passion to hopefully make an impact in this industry she’s longed to be a part of.

Michelle, originally born in India and spent the first 19 years of her life in the hustling and bustling cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong– claims that Hong Kong holds a major role in building her character, work ethic, and pride for individuality. She moved to the US at the age of 19 to pursue higher education and has since lived in 5 States with the hope of eventually creating a home away from home with her now wife of 1 year.





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