Lidewij Edelkoort is a trend forecaster, curator, publisher and educator who constantly lives in the future. Studying the links between art, fashion, design and consumer culture, Li’s work has pioneered trend forecasting as a profession, providing design and lifestyle analysis for the world’s leading brands. Since 1992, her magazines (View on Colour, InView and Bloom) have been highly influential in the creative industries.
Recently, her work has evolved into the realms of education at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where from 1999 to 2008 she was a Chairwoman,
into humanitarianism within the Heartwear craft foundation she co-founded in 1993, and into curatorial work, as she delves into the art and design domain, illuminating museums and exhibits around the world.
Li Edelkoort now joins the Studio in New York City, since she has been appointed Dean of the Parsons Institute’s new Hybrid Design Studies department, which will encourage inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Lidewij Edelkoort was recognized as important to Dutch interior design with the Woonbeurs prize in 2001. In 2003, TIME Magazine named her one of the world’s 25 Most Influential People in Fashion, while in the following year she was named one of the 40 Most Influential People in Design by Icon magazine. In 2004, she received the Netherlands’ Grand Seigneur prize for her work in fashion and textile.