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Li Edelkoort seminar Talking Textiles

May 13 – An inspiring and educational half-day seminar to talk about textiles for the coming seasons hosted by Li Edelkoort in the Parsons School of Design.

Wed, May 13 - Wed, Dec 31  1969

An inspiring and educational day seminar to talk about textiles: trends, fabrics, yarns and techniques for the coming seasons hosted by Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano in the Parsons School of Design on May 13.

Since 2011, TALKING TEXTILES is an initiative by trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and design curator Philip Fimmano that promotes creative textiles. Exhibitions and seminars bring attention to the plight of the endangered textile industry, educating professionals and consumers alike about the importance of fabrics in contemporary culture. This year, TALKING TEXTILES is coming to WantedDesign with an exhibition at Industry City Brooklyn that features 10 finalists from the program’s new textile design prize. Displaying textures and concepts that innovate our perceptions of material, the TALKING TEXTILES installation will offer visitors a visually-tactile experience of innovative fabrics! (On show: May 9 – 19).

As part of the program, an inaugural and educational half-day TALKING TEXTILES seminar will take place in Manhattan on May 13; to talk more about fashion and home textile trends, fabrics, yarns and techniques ($150 p.p. / FREE for students, tickets:




8:45 am   Doors open

9:30 am   ANTI_FASHION: Manifesto

10:30 am  ANTI_FASHION: FW 2016-17 Audiovisual

11:00 am   ANTI_FASHION: FW 2016-17 Trends

11:30 am   Short break

11:45 am   MIXING MONOCHROMES: FW 2016-17 Color

12:05 pm  ARTISAN ATELIERS: Design, Interiors & Materials

12:45 pm  Thank you for joining us



1pm Registration / doors open

1:15pm Welcome by Li Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano

1:25pm TEXTILES 101 – an introduction to defining quality textiles by Patrice George, Textile Development and Marketing, Fashion Institute of Technology

2:05pm JACQUARDS 101 – a look at the heritage & technical possibilities of jacquards by Andrea Favaretto Rubelli, RUBELLI

2:45pm TOUCH BREAK – attendees will be able to touch textile samples onsite

3pm WOOL 101 – the natural fiber’s processing and innovation in areas from fashion to activewear will be explored by Angela Domsitz, Woolmark

3:40pm STUDIO 101 – the basics of the hand-loom studio introduced
by Owyn Ruck, Textile Arts Center

4:20pm EMOTION 101 – “The Fabrics of Life” audiovisual presentation
by Li Edelkoort


5pm approximate end

Purchase tickets here or download registration form here


Lidewij Edelkoort is famous for her lively and inspiring seminars and speeches.

Lidewij Edelkoort is well-known through Trend Union and Edelkoort Etc. for the many trend and lifestyle speeches she gives to professionals in various industries.

Twice a year she puts together special audiovisual presentations that set out in a clear and inspiring manner the upcoming trends, according to her seasonal General Trend Book. She tours the world to present her fashion and lifestyle audiovisuals, starting with Trend Union clients in Paris, and then visiting London, Stockholm, New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam…

Lidewij also makes trend presentations upon request for companies, industry associations or institutions. Along with her team, she created trend forums and audiovisuals which have remained imprinted in the minds of the textile and design community through installations for Première Vision in the 90’s and more recently for Pitti Filati, Pratotrade and Moda Pelle.

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