Posts tagged ‘Edelkoort’

September 10, 2012

MOHAIR 2013/14

Lidewij Edelkoort has just presented her new 2013/14 forecast for Mohair South Africa at Maison & Objet in Paris. for a full report and to download the Colour Forecast go to Trendtablet Mohair 3 A forecast of deep hues for the nomadic interiora sandy neutral, cumin green, camel brown and an important new henna. Bright accents such as Jaffa orange, Persian saffron, mustard green and turquoise blue will show how intense mohair’s saturation can become, contrasted by jet black and slate grey.

“This year’s stand is inspired by the travelling tribes: Nomadism animates a timeworn style that is faded by age, crafted by hand and coloured by beautiful dyes. This roaming spirit is now reflected by our flexible and wireless existence today and a revived interest in living closer to the floor; a yearning for natural materials like straw, clay, wood and flax, but also animal fibres such as mohair collected from the noble Angora goat.”


May 18, 2011

heartwear | Trend Tablet

“In 1993, with a group of stylist friends, Lidewij Edelkoort created Heartwear, a non-profit association that helps to sustain handcraft knowledge and thus collaborates with artisans to tailor their products for worldwide export, without compromising the skill, knowledge, culture and environment of the region involved. Design talent is coupled with marketing insight. Trend forecasting skills are balanced with historical and cultural knowledge. Among its many projects, Heartwear has developed indigo textiles for home and fashion with artisans in Benin, ceramics with potters in Morocco, and khadi cotton in India.”

via heartwear | Trend Tablet.

December 14, 2009

20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort

Archeology of the Future: 20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort: At the The Insitut Néerlandais in Paris  was from the 21 January – 8 March, 2009. For a peek click on this link: SLIDE SHOW

Archeology of the Future: 20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort was the first exhibition to identify and analyze today’s most influential lifestyle trends – as seen through the eyes of the world’s leading trend forecaster, Li Edelkoort. It was the first exhibition to explore trend forecasting as a profession, and the first retrospective dedicated to Edelkoort’s body of work.
Named by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in fashion, Li Edelkoort has been creating innovative trend books and audiovisuals since the 1980s and her reputation is such that she now undertakes long-range lifestyle analysis and research for leading international brands. Born in Holland, she embarked on her career as a trend forecaster at the leading Dutch department store Bijenkorf, where she discovered her talent for sensing upcoming trends and her unique ability to predict what consumers would want to buy several seasons ahead. She moved to Paris in 1975, working first as an independent consultant and then forming Trend Union, a group of interacting companies specialising in trend forecasting, strategic and personal consulting, publishing and not-for-profit humanitarian work. Her magazines such as View on Colour, InView and Bloom have redefined the publishing medium, providing crucial starting points for design research in the broadest sense.

November 11, 2009

head full of 2011 trendyness

ok I have a head full of wonderful watery trend news for spring/summer 2011 from Li Elderkort, which Huddersfield ADA student is going to be the first to visit the Trendhub for a briefing? ps. I’m not back in till Friday – Linda Lewis Design Resource coodinator. Think source/stream/river/cascade/lake/pool/mermaid/mediterraneus/thermae/algae/estuary/rain forest/reef.

Linda Lewis Design Resource Coordinator, School of Art, Design and Architecture

October 26, 2009



In the People section of Symrises online resource ‘Always inspiring more’ is a recent profile of Li Edelkoort.

“Li Edelkoort is one of the most sought-after trend researchers on the planet. For 20 years she has been pointing companies towards what tomorrow’s consumers want, how they will live and what will be important to them. When this 55-year-old Dutch woman speaks, corporations listen – among others, Coca-Cola, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, Shiseido, Dim, as well as car companies, banks and even governments consult with her at her offices in Paris and New York. In the world of fashion and design, she is considered an icon of style with a fail-proof sense of what tomorrow will bring. Time magazine named her one of the 25 most influential fashion experts of our day, and the famous British design magazine i-D listed her among the world’s 40 most important designers.” ……….read more

October 26, 2009

On the Street | Gray Days – The New York Times

On the Street | Gray Days – The New York Times.
Bill Cunningham’s observations in February 2009, as he notices an upswing of grey on and off the runway at the New York Fashion shows. Bill is a photographer on the New York Times.

Its interesting to note that in Autumn 2006, with her Osmosis grey forecast for summer 2008, Li Edelkoort talked about nuance, dialogue, the importance of grey as the new black and as a perfect back drop for other bright colours.

October 26, 2009

Meet trend prophet Li Edelkoort – Fashion : lifestyle, talent | euronews

Meet trend prophet Li Edelkoort – Fashion : lifestyle, talent | euronews.

Clothes, cars, food and even gardens – her stamp is everywhere. For more than 30 years, trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has been analysing moods, fashions and feelings and translating them into trends. When she speaks, the industry listens: major brands count on her to successfully target consumers. Meet fashion guru Li Edelkoort, in this edition of Talent.

October 26, 2009

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February 23, 2009

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.”