In July (12 – 21 – 22) three seminars will be organized and hosted by Lidewij Edelkoort‘s Trend Union. The returning seminar ‘The Labour Of Love’, which highlights the trends regarding consumer trends in fashion, textiles, materials, lifestyle and colors, will be located at the MOCA in LA, and the Townhouse in NY. All is presented by Edelkoort’s business partner, Philip Fimmano.
Upcoming seminars in NY & LA
July 12 – Los Angeles – FASHION & COLOR F/W 2017-18 & HOME
July 21 – New York – FASHION & COLOR F/W 2017-18
July 21 – New York – FASHION & COLOR PREVIEW S/S 2018
July 21 – New York – ACTIVEWEAR S/S 2018
July 22 – New York – HOME & LIFESTYLE 2018
To see the full program, please visit this website.
About The Labour Of Love Fall 2017-18
“A garment can be so spectacular that we don’t even have to act or talk; it speaks for itself, the job is done. Clothes are destined to help us be and express ourselves. They are invented to do the work and guide and protect people. Garment and textile design is therefore the science of human experiences and their repercussions on the weight of a fabric, the tactility of a yarn, the nobility of a fibre. This notion is beginning to infiltrate the world of fashion design and is producing a young generation of post-pragmatic designers that produce – as the formidable Suzy Menkes calls them – clothes that work as hard as we do. Therefore the designing of clothes will become the latest mantra. Garments that are gathered in their own right. The working garment will be infused with the labour of love.”
About Philip Fimanno
Philip is a contemporary lifestyle specialist and design curator. He is the director of the New York–based creative studio Edelkoort Inc., providing concept, color and strategic consulting to companies in North and South America. Fimmano is a contributor to Trend Union’s books, Bloom magazine and TrendTablet.com. Travelling alongside Li Edelkoort, his business partner and company founder, he conducts strategic studies for various international brands in industries as varied as fashion, interiors, food, D.I.Y., hospitality, architecture and retail. In 2011, Fimmano co-founded Talking Textiles, an ongoing initiative to promote awareness and innovation in textiles through touring shows and educational programs.
Trained as a designer at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and at Polimoda in Florence, Fimmano has spoken about art, craft, design and textiles at high-profile institutions such as Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, Nordiska museet in Stockholm, Parsons The New School in New York, Royal College of Art in London, the Politecnico of Milano and five N.I.F.T. campuses across India.
About MOCA Museum
With three distinct venues in Los Angeles – MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center, and Michael Heizer’s seminal artwork Double Negative (1969-70) in the Nevada desert, they engage audiences through an ambitious program of exhibitions, educational programs, and publishing. They are committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940, in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. They provide leadership in the field by identifying and presenting the most significant and challenging art of our time, actively supporting the creation of new work, and producing original scholarship.