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Fashion: WGSN How-to

WGSN: How-To

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WGSN is a trend forecasting resource for fashion and design professionals. Current SCAD students, faculty and staff in all locations may access WGSN.

This page explains how to...
Quick-start using WGSN (no personal account)
Create a new personal WGSN account
Log in with an existing personal WGSN account
Re-activate an expired personal WGSN account

Use the below link to access WGSN:

Additional WGSN Help

Using WGSN Images

Images from WGSN may be used for internal, educational purposes at SCAD. WGSN images may not be shared with anyone outside of SCAD (e.g. posted online).

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WGSN: Quick Start Without Using A Personal Account

For a quick start using WGSN (without a personal WGSN account):

  1. Use with the WGSN link below (or via the SCAD Libraries website)
  2. Start at https://0-www.wgsn.com.library.scad.edu/accounts/edu/
  3. If you are not on the SCAD network you will be prompted to log in with last name and ID number
  4. On the WGSN EDU page, click WGSN in the upper left corner (see screenshot below)
  5. You will be taken to the WGSN homepage, and can immediately begin searching, exploring and downloading. As long as the library link is used, WGSN may be accessed from any location.

WGSN EDU quick start screenshot

Note: The quick start method does not provide the use of personal workspace / folders, or some design tools. To gain access to these, create a personal account by following these steps.

WGSN: Create a New Personal Account (First Time Users)

If you have not previously created an account with WGSN:

  1. Use with the WGSN link below (or via the SCAD Libraries website)
  2. Start at https://0-www.wgsn.com.library.scad.edu/accounts/edu/
  3. If you are not on the SCAD network you will be prompted to log in with last name and ID number
  4. On the WGSN EDU page click 'create a new account' (see screenshot below)
  5. Sign up with your SCAD email address
  6. A confirmation will be emailed to you (check your spam folder if necessary)
  7. Locate the email, follow the login directions and accept the terms of use
  8. Log in to WGSN

Once this process is complete, use your SCAD email and custom password to log in to WGSN from any location.

Good to know: WGSN accounts expire every 90 days. When prompted later on to re-activate your account, follow these steps.

WGSN: Log In With an Existing Personal Account (Returning Users)

If you have a current personal account with WGSN, log in using the button on the upper right corner of the WGSN homepage.

WGSN home page login

Your username will be your SCAD email address.

Use the password that you previously created just for WGSN.

If you forgot your username or password, use the link at the bottom of the login box to regain access.

WGSN login screen shot

Navigating WGSN after you are logged in:

WGSN: Re-Activate Your Personal Account (Returning Users)

All WGSN users are required to re-activate their accounts every 90 days. Saved work and personal settings will be restored after re-activating. Only current students, staff and faculty members are able to re-activate their accounts.  

If you have been prompted to re-activate your account:

  1. Use with the WGSN link below (or via the SCAD Libraries website)
  2. Start at https://0-www.wgsn.com.library.scad.edu/accounts/edu/
  3. If you are not on the SCAD network you will be prompted to log in with last name and ID number
  4. On the WGSN EDU page, click 'login & re-activate account' (see screenshot below)
  5. Enter your SCAD email address and WGSN password
  6. Accept the terms of use
  7. Log in to WGSN

Once this process is complete, continue to use your SCAD email and WGSN password to log in from any location.

Good to know: next time you see a re-activate prompt, follow these directions again.