It was more than ten years ago that Karin Grabner brought the successful and exclusive brand ICONS OF CREATIVITY into being, to provide inspirational material of women’s and men’s shoes to stylists, product designers, technicians, product managers and buyers from the fashion industry and trade.

Among the goods and services ICONS OF CREATIVITY offers, the chief product is the biannually published forecasting trend book, filled with design- and styling topics that is always 1,5 years ahead of its time.

Every book is divided into several major trend directions, expressed through individual theme mood-boards, texts, a pantone colour scale and more than 900 inspiring shoe and detail images of highly talented designers.

Every book…
-     …is an innovative working tool with international trend analyses, colour concepts and suggestions for new models, heel shapes, buckles, soles, decorations and many other details.

-     … contains more than 900 shoe models and theme-related mood-boards matching the trends of the upcoming season

-     …comes in DIN A3 format, 74 pages on compact paper, texts in English



The complete Pantone TCX COLOUR MATRIX spring/summer 2021 with reference numbers of all trend themes via download link for your convenience. All Icons of Creativity no.33 clients will receive their COLOUR MATRIX for free.

What is unique about the new COLOUR MATRIX service? This service points to some of the most important trends yet to come!

See your colour foundations, find new possible combinations and chose your collections by identifying some ot the prominent und unique hues for the coming season. 

All these things have already made the book ICONS OF CREATIVITY one of the most accurate forecasting working tools for real professionals and creatives.

The latest issue
...ICONS OF CREATIVITY no.33 forecast spring/summer 2021

The new and more elaborate issue ICONS OF CREATIVITY no. 33 is explaining forwarding prognoses for women’s & men’s shoes.

The spring/summer 2021 season is about an authentic message for sustainable success. The world is shifting and we are faced within increasing complexity. We navigate this complexity toward holistic points of viwe: to think, feel and act in conscientiousness.

See YOUR FUTURE with us! 

FREE for our Icons of Creativity no.33 customers!

  • the complete spring/summer 2021 PANTONE TCX COLOUR MATRIX with reference numbers of all trend themes via download link, for your convenience! Print your preferred colours, create your personal mood boards and get inspired.

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If you are keen to take the next step, put your focus for spring/summer 2021 & beyond on an individual renewing process.

The current forecasting trend book number 33 with your free download link for the COLOUR MATRIX will be sent to you for only     € 499.- (net)* 

*Free shipping within the EU. Delivery costs for all other destinations on request.

Order here and get started in your individual creative process!



Taking a look into the past, could bring you forward. 
There are still a few issues of new ideas/ICONS OF CREATIVITY available. Let us know if you’re interested.
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