… ICONS OF CREATIVITY was founded by Karin Grabner, and is a complex tool of a wide and holistic view on trends, business development and value orientated consultancy to create a brighter world with happy people.

With her great knowledge, intuition and passion for shoes, her expertise and concepts are internationally requested on forecasting- and customised projects for both retail and industry, journalistic activities and lectures. 

It is especially her point of view and her intuition on certain values and promising connections, as well as a sense for the real need of the human being, which raises each single project onto a level that was never seen before. 

Long term prognoses and expertise sensitise to more awareness. 

Everything she does is an inspirational guideline, to give each customer the opportunity to gain orientation and to feel certain about individual decisions, which finally turn into roaring success. 

Providing concepts and consulting service for customized projects in commerce and industry. 

Some examples can be seen below:  

  • Department store Steffl, Vienna:

Master plan for the 1000m² area, adapting the company-internal corporate identity, compilation of the brand portfolio with a stylistic tuning, acquisition of creative and established brands as well as newcomers – from Alexa Wagner to YSL

Briefing architects, taking correctional steps in the construction process, support until the final realisation of “The 6th Floor”.

Duration until opening: 1 ½ years. 2009-2010


  • Trend-forecasting and research for WGSN/London (GB) – The world’s biggest trend-forecasting company:

Build-up of the department of future developments shoes & accessories. Most successful department of the worldwide trend consulting system. 

International research and visualisation of newest trend developments for creative branches in trade and industry for customers as Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Benetton, DKNY, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, Replay, Barneys, Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols

  • Lycra Dupont International/Geneva, Switzerland

Project development for the introduction of innovative- and functional materials onto international markets.