• TISHMAN AUDITORIUM @ PARSONS 63 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10003 United States



08:30 doors open

09:15 SPRING / SUMMER 2017: THE EMANCIPATION OF EVERYTHING presented by Li Edelkoort

10:15 audiovisual presentation

10:45 SPRING / SUMMER 2017: THE EMANCIPATION OF COLOUR presented by Li Edelkoort

11:15 short break

11:30 HOME & LIFESTYLE 2017: TURNING IN CIRCLES presented by Li Edelkoort

12:30 end

*guests receive a miniature SS 17 trend book!



As the long-awaited follow-up to Trend Union’s ANTI_FASHION season, this seminar will present SS 2017’s colours, textiles and styles. Radical change is needed to give shape to the 21st century, at last! A huge wave of innovation and rethinking needs to be set in motion, emancipating everything for everyone, every step of the way. We can review a colour, rethink a textile and rekindle a style as well as revolutionising the retail system of retail from within. With the parting of the old ways, the rupture with tradition and the detachment from generalised greed, we can envision a new departure with a disconnected and removed way of working, giving room to intuition and inspiration, free from self-imposed conventions and self-invented logic.


Li will also be presenting Turning in Circles, the latest Home & Lifestyle seminar. The circle is a potent social symbol of inclusiveness and togetherness; of a universal vision on our planet and our milky ways of life. The rounder edge of materials will deliver design for a softer and more harmonious interior and the round shapes of lighting will be emanating in a softer fashion, as if they possess an aura. Form will be further pushed to a perfected sphere with round tables, round stools and round carpets. In the process, legs will be turned, ceramics thrown and structures bended to abide by the rule of the round, confirming the remarkable return of the decorative arts. The result is a circular lifestyle forecast, which has no beginning and no end and can be turned round and round for inspiration in creation, information on colours and the realisation of materials.

General Admission: $375 or $175 for current Trend Union clients
Group Admission (4+): 10% discount

Purchase tickets here or please contact Chloe Sos | T. +1 212 420 7622