Since 1980, founder Lidewij Edelkoort has predicted creative trends in fashion, color, textile, lifestyle, architecture. She has been at the forefront of nearly every major trend, while creating an international family.

We provide highly creative inspirations for the coming years, to help our customers in recreating their own world.
We create seasonal forecasts two years ahead.  These are the tools used by designers, strategists, merchandisers and marketers of international brands. The forecasts in concept, color, shape and materials are accompanied by a detailed trend report. Our trend forecasting books are handmade, tactile, and produced in a limited quantity twice a year..

Edelkoort studio is a creative think-tank working on an international level, providing made-to-measure trend studies for brands in various industries. We collaborate together with our clients based on shared knowledge, mutual respect and confidence – bringing a modern and avant-garde approach.

Our international team work in creative studios in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Dubai, allowing us to conduct research first-hand on a daily basis in the global marketplace.

Since 1992, Edelkoort’s magazines have helped redefine the publishing medium, acting as inspirational style bibles that have become ideograms of their time. View on Colour, InView and Bloom are trend tools used by creative professionals and avid amateurs around the world.


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.

Edelkoort was the 2005 recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Aid to Artisans and an Honorary Doctorate of Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2008. The same year, the French Ministry of Culture honoured her as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and the Dutch Royal Family named her a Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau. In 2016, Li received the Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the Heriot Watt University, Scotland.

2009 saw the launch of Archeology of the Future, a retrospective seen in Paris and Eindhoven, highlighting Edelkoort’s forecasting as a landmark medium of social commentary over the last twenty years



In the Middle East Lidewij Edelkoort and Trend Union Studio are now present and active through EDELKOORT ARABIA, which reveals Li Edelkoort’s seasonal trend books and publications into the Middle East.Dubai based, we are providing within the GCC and Lebanon, seasonal trend forecasting studies, seminars, conferences and events aimed at strategists, retailers, marketers and designers looking on a sound insight on the future of our societies, and offer consultancy services that help companies anticipate the needs of their market.

Seen as previewer strategist, the firm has entrusted Damien Carlier to establish and drive their Dubai’s operation.

“Since first visiting the Middle East ten years ago, I have continually been amazed by the vibrant energy and creativity the region thrives on . The possibilities are limitless for real innovation in fashion, interiors, retail, luxury, architecture, banking, food, hospitality and well-being.

For better respond to the local market’s need for trend information and strategic planning, I am very pleased to announce Damien Carlier as our first Trend Union representative in the Middle East. Having years of experience working with creative and communications industries, he’s perfectly placed to connect our two cultures.“, international trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort says.