Answered By: Samantha Kannegiser
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2018     Views: 161

The WGSN database includes news, images, and trend forecasts, but does not automatically create citations. Each article or image includes the information required to create a citation:

  • Author or creator
  • Publication date
  • Title
  • Publisher

MLA format for news, blogs, or trend forecasts:

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of article." WGSN, Publication Date, URL, Accessed Date. 

MLA format for images: 

Creator Last Name, First Name. Title of work. Creation Date. WGSN, URL, Accessed Date. 

APA format for news, blogs, or trend forecasts:

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Month Day of publication). Title of article. WGSN. Retrieved from URL

APA format for images: 

Creator Last Name, First Initial. (Creation Date). Title of work [Format]. Retrieved Date from URL


All WGSN articles and images include the information required to make a citation. 

1. Citing a forecast: 

WGSN forecast

a. Each forecast has a sidebar menu with options for printing, downloading, etc. Look for the small in a circle for more information about the source.

WGSN forecast information

b. The information button will provide the forecast's title, author, and creation date.

c. Create your citation in MLA or APA format based.

MLA

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of article." WGSN, Publication Date, URL, Accessed Date. 

Cheung, Pauline. "Spinexpo Shanghai S/S 19." WGSN. March 26, 2018, https://www-wgsn-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/fashion/, March 26, 2018. 

APA

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Month Day of publication). Title of article. WGSN. Retrieved from URL

Cheung, P. (2018, March 26). Spinexpo Shanghai S/S 19. WGSN. Retreieved from https://www-wgsn-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/fashion/


2. Citing an article or blog post:

WGSN blog post

a. The blog post will have the title, author, and publication date clearly posted. Use this information to create a citation.

MLA

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of article." WGSN, Publication Date, URL, Accessed Date. 

Tavella, Taryn. "Kitchenware trends: Pastels prevail for spring." WGSN, Mar 23, 2018, https://www-wgsn-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/blogs/kitchenware-trends-pastels-prevail-for-spring/# , March 26, 2018. 

APA

Author Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Month Day of publication). Title of article. WGSN. Retrieved from URL

Tavella, T. (2018, March 23). Kitchenware trends: Pastels prevail for spring. WGSN. Retrieved from https://www-wgsn-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/blogs/kitchenware-trends-pastels-prevail-for-spring/#


3. Citing an image:

WGSN image library

a. Images in WGSN will have a similar menu bar to articles. Look for the  in a circle for more information.

WGSN image information

b. The image's information menu includes the image name, designer, and image format for you to create a citation. Creation date may not be available.

MLA

Creator Last Name, First Name. Title of work. (Creation Date). WGSN, URL, Accessed Date. 

Frankie & Clo. FrankieandClo_LauraPalm_12. (n.d.). WGSN, https://www-wgsn-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/fashion/, March 26, 2018.

APA

Creator Last Name, First Initial. (Creation Date). Title of work [Format]. Retrieved Date from URL

Frankie & Clo. (n.d.). FrankieandClo_LauraPalm_12 [Bitmap, Vertical]. Retrieved March 26, 2018 from https://www-wgsn-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/fashion/


4. Citing an image that has no author/creator:

a.  You may find images like the one above that do not have an author or creator and are created as "WGSN Originals".  

b.  In this case, WGSN should be listed as the creator and the Season/Month should be included with the year in parenthesis (see below). 

MLA

WGSN. Title of work. (Creation Date/Season). WGSN, URL, Accessed Date. 

WGSN. Tie_Dye_Cropped_Bowling_Shirt(2019, Spring/Summer). WGSN, https://www-wgsn-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/fashion/, March 26, 2018.

APA

WGSN. (Creation Date/Season). Title of work [Format]. Retrieved Date from URL

WGSN. (2019, Spring/Summer). Tie_Dye_Cropped_Bowling_Shirt [Digital Image]. Retrieved March 26, 2018 from https://www-wgsn-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/fashion/

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), "The purpose of the reference list is to 'acknowledge the work of previous scholars and provide a reliable way to locate it'" (APA Publication Manual, 6th ed., p. 37). By providing the additional information on the Season/Month, you are providing users with the ability to more easily find the image/resource. 

 

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