Blank Page, Trend Union S/S 2022 forecast. Image courtesy of Trend Union
On September 3, 2020, Li Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano will present PLANK PAGE, the newest trend presentation by Trend Union & Li Edelkoort. A 90 minutes Zoom session on S/S2022 trends for fashion, colors, and textiles.
For Trend Union’s S/S 2022 forecast, Li Edelkoort has taken paper as a powerful symbol and inspiration. During the Covid-19 lockdown, we all grasped how we had to rethink everything from scratch, remodeling society and reconstructing fashion. The aspects of paper are akin to textiles and guide us to new qualities that are able to breathe and simply be. But this is also a new era when paper will become an innovative fibre for both fashion and design, woven into cloth, knitted into sweaters and padded into felt-like materials. The exciting possibilities will deliver brand new forms of tactility that can be both neat and crisp, or wild and deconstructed.
One can consider the image of an inviting blank page to reset society, the noble brown paper bag to rethink conscious consumption, the perfect cardboard egg box to restructure packaging, and frivolous patisserie papers to restart celebrating life. All unrolling a lighter, more neutral colour palette with several brighter accents.These papers communicate the simple pleasures that will help us overcome our complex societal crisis, with reading, writing and abstract art as our intellectual stimulus, and crafting, weaving and collage as our amateur expressions. Paper holds the power to consider life as a sketch, a doodle or a cut-out and improvisation to keep things light but dynamic – to design our future from a world of hope.
Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
9:00-10:30 (West Coast)
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One of the world’s most renowned trend forecasters and colorists, famous for her inspirational seminars and on-point trend books which are sold to companies in diverse industries from Armani to Zegna. Li is an intuitive thinker who constantly travels the planet tracking how socio-cultural trends evolve to influence concepts, colors, materials, products and services. She is also a publisher, humanitarian, educator and exhibition curator. In 2011, Li launched an interactive online trend forum called TrendTablet.com. Since 2015 she is the Dean of Hybrid Studies at Parsons The New School in New York.
Philip Fimmano is a design consultant, curator and writer contributing to Trend Union’s forecasting books, magazines, and strategic studies for international firms working in fashion, interiors and lifestyle. With company partner Lidewij Edelkoort, he has co-created exhibitions for museums and cultural institutions around the world. In 2011, he co-founded Talking Textiles, an ongoing initiative to promote awareness and innovation in textiles through touring exhibitions, a trend publication, a design prize and free educational programs – including New York Textile Month, a citywide festival celebrating textile creativity each September. Fimmano teaches forecasting masters at Polimoda in Florence and is also on the board of directors for the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.