Lidewij Edelkoort Starts Up a New Master’s Program in Sustainable Textile Production
The Dutch-born trend forecaster’s “Farm to Fabric to Fashion” program at the Florence fashion school Polimoda covers the whole lifecycle of a piece’s creation.
August 24, 2022
6 minute read
As one of the world’s foremost trend forecasters, Lidewij Edelkoort has advised companies ranging from Coca-Cola to Lacoste on everything from how to communicate with emerging youth archetypes to how to expand into new fields of interest outside of fashion. But perhaps her most well-known effort is her production of trend books—under her Paris-based company, Trend Union—that forecast market movements two or more years in advance. In the textile industry, her research has been used by fashion houses such as Armani and Prada.
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