On November 3 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM), Lidewij Edelkoort will present the Spring/Summer 2018 trends in ‘Transition: The Trans-shaping of Clothes’ in the John Tishman Auditorium at the New School in New York. ‘Transition: The Trans-shaping of Clothes’ is a reaction to contemporary society. “The world is in flux and culture responds with fragments of ideas, sketches of innovative forms and creative utopian concepts. We look forward to ambiguous and rather unfathomable times, tasting moments of promises, and experiencing instants of doubt, knowing that there are many wrongs in society, witnessing the decline of its institutions. We are living in a bipolar moment in time where we can go from a jubilant personal experience to dismal public aggression, from an absolute high when encountering the outdoors, to a depressing low, living in the outskirts of gentrified cities, it is a transversal construction of time and space. Textiles and clothes react with various designs, blurring borders, obscuring codes, transforming patterns and transfiguring shapes.”
Throughout the morning, Li Edelkoort will look back at the New York Textile Month of September, focussing on interior and fashion textiles. Edelkoort’s assistant, Philip Fimmano, will address the topic of Men’s and Women’s Activewear. He will focus on Future aesthetics, inspired by nature: ‘Bio-Athletics’. All participants will receive a S/S 2018 trend book at the end of the morning. Purchase tickets here.
Lidewij Edelkoort is one of the world’s leading trend forecasters. She is an intuitive thinker who travels the world while studying the evolution of sociocultural trends in order to share her foundings with clients in industries as diverse as fashion, textiles, interior design, cars, cosmetics, retail, and food. With her Paris-based company Trend Union, Edelkoort creates trend books in which she features the trends of the future, thinking ahead two or more years. Strategists, designers, and marketeers use her books in order to develop a strong brand strategy for the future. Edelkoort has worked for major companies, including Coca-Cola, Nissan, Esprit, and Lacoste, helping them look forward as far as 2068 or propose business development ideas for expansion into new fields of interest outside their area of expertise.