On September 20, leading Dutch trend forecaster, Li Edelkoort, will host another seminar in the Talking Textiles series at the New School. This full-day seminar will talk about textiles for fashion and interiors – exploring the important trends, fabrics, yarns and techniques for the seasons to come. Talking Textiles features a long list of inspiring speakers, seeking to promote textile education and celebrating September as the first ever New York Textile Month. The event elevates textile education for both students and professionals alike, and will be free for students and faculty. Regular tickets are available for purchase here for professionals and textile enthusiasts. During September 20, Edelkoort and several fashion production companies will share their thoughts about regional productions.
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the New School, the Auditorium
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.