trend analysis

trend analysis for id …any subject in arteology …wat governs it …as the trend wat are the factos that govern it …i somehow doubt the fact that trend setters are the one…may be they can see wat the people will be interested or inclined to … but is there any simplified method to analyse the trend

…‘forecasting is hard, especially when the future is concerned’…trends are not governed by anyone or anything consistantly, nor are they simple…you may find trend setters in ‘fashion design’ but id is different (and for that i am eternally grateful)…trends are peripheral, they come from out of the mainstream fringe and they are usually driven by youth and money, but not always.