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Publisher, Anna Starmer
Creative director Anna Starmer founded Luminary Consultancy in London. As well as producing the bi-annual Luminary books, Anna works with leading fashion and interiors brands and retailers, providing color consultation to clients such as Jaeger, Boden, Monsoon, Estée Lauder, Gap and John Lewis. She has worked for Marks & Spencer for over 10 years, in lingerie, childrenswear and now, Home.
Anna’s work cleverly fuses inspiration with reality, linking a true passion for color and design with real lifestyle and market knowledge. Her approach comes from a constant search for new ideas, blended with over 18 years’ experience in design and retail.
Anna creates bespoke projects with her clients and is at ease with communicating to brand leaders, as well as with hosting design and buying workshops. From leading trend agencies to internationally recognized brands, she understands how in-house design, buying and marketing teams work.
“I bring newness, inspiration, color, and ideas to my clients, building them beautiful future trends, color phasing and product directions that are right for their brand and their customer.”
Inspiring the Future
Anna understands the importance of inspiring design teams, as well as the challenges of convincing them to buy in to new ideas. Her clear, educated vision gives brands a concise, confident statement in future seasons.
Stylist and Writer
Her passion for design has lead Anna to creating interiors for hotels and residential properties. Anna’s work has been featured in publications including Vogue, and she writes for Textile View magazine and Pantone Color Forecasting. She also sits on the panel for the British Textile Colour Group.
Anna is the author of The Colour Scheme Sourcebook, which offers over 200 inspiring color palettes for the home decorator. Sales of over 400,000 copies include more than 140,000 in North America.
Twice yearly, Anna Starmer produces Luminary, an early color and trend concept bible that kickstarts seasonal concept inspiration. Alongside color, it offers key theme directions, macro lifestyle trends, and insight into the coming season. Distributed worldwide, the book is hand made in the UK and limited edition.
Luminary includes large-scale color fabric swatches and digitally printed paper chips. Dyed to a technical standard, fabrics are available to order. Trend-accurate colors and palettes support designers and buyers in working confidently with color.
Anna’s book inspires new ideas and ignites the imagination. Luminary is bought by people working across diverse product categories – from womenswear and menswear to lingerie and children’s apparel; product design and packaging to interiors and cosmetics.
Anna understands how designers and buyers use trend information. Luminary is a rare thing: inspiring, beautiful, informative and trend-accurate.
LUMINARY COLOUR SERVICES
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