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VERY INSPIRING PERSON: Li Edelkoort

Picture by Thomas Straub, courtesy of Lidewij Edelkoort / Trend tablet

Lidewij Edelkoort has been one of my ultimate Very Inspiring People since I first heard one of her talks back in 2001. Alongside many fascinating philanthropic and curatorial projects (like Post Fossil), she gives amazing trend lectures. These provide fashion and interiors retailers and designers with key information about what will be big news over the coming seasons. She covers everything from colour and texture to mood and state of mind, via words, pictures and music. I'm always encouraged by the fact that she and I have so many inspirations in common. At the last talk I attended she spoke of many of my recent obsessions including raw wood, rust, stone, crystals, basket weaving, neutrals and yellow. In fact one of the pictures below reminds me of a scrapbook moodboard I once did on pigeon colours - I'll try and add a snap. Because the information she imparts is so valuable, a ticket to one of her talks typically costs hundreds of pounds, but if you want to see for yourself how Li translates her inspirations into specific and detailed trend prediction, then now's your chance. On May 25th at the RIBA in London you can get her take on winter 2011/12 via a re-tun of her one hour audio visual presentation 'Taking Flight - the world of birds' for £36. Visit kmauk for more information and to book a place.



Picture courtesy of Lidewij Edelkoort


Picture by Alain Jouffray, courtesy of Lidewij Edelkoort / Trend tablet

Picture by Thomas Straub, styling Nelson Supelveda, courtesy of Lidewij Edelkoort / Trend tablet

Picture by Thomas Straub, styling Nelson Supelveda, courtesy of  Lidewij Edelkoort / Trend tablet






beauty in birds!
A pigeon-inspired scrapbook moodboard, 2005
Picture copyright Kate Jacobs










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