FW 17-18 FASHION, TEXTILES & COLORS

  • Tishman auditorium 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100 New York, NY 10003 United States

FW 17-18 FASHION,TEXTILES,COLORS & ACTIVEWEAR

THE LABOUR OF LOVE: CLOTHES THAT WORK AS HARD AS WE DO

presented by Lidewij Edelkoort

 

A garment can be so spectacular that we don’t even have to act or talk; it speaks for itself, the job is done. Clothes are destined to help us be and express ourselves. They are invented to do the work and guide and protect people. Garment and textile design is therefore the science of human experiences and their repercussions on the weight of a fabric, the tactility of a yarn, the nobility of a fibre. This notion is beginning to infiltrate the world of fashion design and is producing a young generation of post-pragmatic designers that produce – as the formidable Suzy Menkes calls them – clothes that work as hard as we do. Therefore the designing of clothes will become the latest mantra. Garments that are gathered in their own right.

The working garment will be infused with the labour of love.

08:00 doors open

09:05 WELCOME by Philip Fimmano

09:15 FALL / WINTER 2017-18 COLOURS - LET THERE BE LIGHT by Lidewij Edelkoort

09:45 FALL / WINTER 2017-18 FASHION & TEXTILES - A LABOUR OF LOVE by Lidewij Edelkoort, including Audiovisual

11:15 2016 TALKING TEXTILES FINALISTS, featuring interior & fashion fabrics by Philip Fimmano

11:25 short break

11:40 THE 2016 MILAN DESIGN REPORT by Philip Fimmano

11:55 FALL / WINTER 2017-18 ACTIVE FASHIONS & LIFESTYLES - HIGHER GOALS by Lidewij Edelkoort

12:45 approximate end

Tickets: $380 per person  
$185 for current Trend Union clients
(-10% for booking 4+)

* Guests receive a miniature FW 2017-18 trend book!

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09:15 FALL / WINTER 2017-18 COLOURS - LET THERE BE LIGHT by Lidewij Edelkoort

09:45 FALL / WINTER 2017-18 FASHION & TEXTILES - A LABOUR OF LOVE by Lidewij Edelkoort, including Audiovisual

There is a new reality check included in the creative process that makes women search for flat footwear, moving shapes and layered items, a process of normalization that nevertheless produces exceptional creations at times. And sets designers free to focus on materials and colours, to embellish and elevate the normal to a hard-core avant-gardist position, able to sprout a totally different sense of fashions to come. Cut is constructed and engineered, detailing is practical and hands on, fabrics are performing and mobile, layering is purist and simplified. Allure is given by volume and weight. Style will be operative to produce and seduce at the same time. 

11:30 FALL / WINTER 2017-18 ACTIVE FASHIONS & LIFESTYLES - HIGHER GOALS by Lidewij Edelkoort

When we consider the two disciplines of sport and art, it is no wonder they are attracted to each other. In essence the work of an artist needs as much concentration, perseverance, training and hardship, mixed with a bit of luck as the career of an Olympic sports hero. In both cases the ultimate arena is difficult to reach; the podium the holy grail. To stimulate the spirit the goals are set beyond reach. The message of higher goals is extremely dominant in this cultural catalogue where artists from all over the world pick active sports as a source of inspiration in colour choices, stripes and patterns, material research and subject matter. It shows how the two domains of art and sport can grow together and become a new hybrid, lending aesthetic keys and notions of social change from each other. Today young football players are trained together with young dancers, to teach the sportsmen grace and lightness and the dancers strategy and perseverance. It exemplifies the fact that the healthy concept of body and soul is a major lifestyle phenomenon; integrating activewear and active behaviour into all aspects of society.