20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort

Archeology of the Future: 20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort

report from DeTNK

“Edelkoort is one of the world’s most renowned trend forecasters. in 2004 she was listed in Icon as one of the 21 Most Important People in Design. In 2008, she was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, an Honorary Doctorate of Art from Nottingham Trent University and France’s prestigious Designers Days Jury Prize for her work in fashion and design. Born in Holland in 1950, Edelkoort began trend forecasting in Paris in 1975. Since then, she has pioneered forecasting as a profession, from creating innovative trend forums for Première Vision to long-ranging lifestyle analyses for the world’s leading brands. Edelkoort’s magazines, ‘View on Colour’ and ‘Bloom’, have been enormously influential, as has her work at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

The Insitut Néerlandais in Paris presents ‘Archeology of the Future: 20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort’.

As the first retrospective dedicated to Edelkoort’s body of work, the exhibition will identify and analyze today’s most influential lifestyle trends as seen through her eyes.”

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