Trend Union is one of the world’s most respected trend forecasting agencies. This January, we will host a half-day seminar for Melbourne’s creative professionals working in fashion, textiles, colour, design, home and interiors. Paris-based trend analyst and design curator Philip Fimmano will present new innovations and international trends. He will then be joined by design expert David Clark to discuss how these ideas relate to the Australian marketplace. Part of the Victorian Design Program, an initiative of Creative Victoria and the NGV, this inspiring and informative event seeks to expose the festival’s audience to international trends. It is open to professionals and students alike, as well as NGV members and the general public.
1:00 doors open
1:30 GODDESSES, TOMORROW’S FEMALE FASHION ARCHETYPES: S/S 2019 by Philip Fimmano
3:00 short break
3:15 SPIRITUAL HOUSE: Home & Interiors 2019 by Philip Fimmano
4:15 HOME: REDUCED a lifestyle discussion with David Clark
5:00 approximate end
Tickets: AUD $285 per person (including $13 Eventbrite booking fee)
NGV Members with a valid membership card: AUD $210 per person (including $10 Eventbrite booking fee)
Early Bird tickets: book before December 1st and receive a $75 discount!
AUD $210 per person (including $10 Eventbrite booking fee)
Please note that filming and photography are not permitted at this event
GODDESSES, TOMORROW’S FEMALE FASHION ARCHETYPES: S/S 2019
The goddess movement is responsible for a turnaround in fashion, which will have profound influences on the way women dress. The days of normcore and streetwise basics seem to evaporate in the face of a revolution in shape and making. The variations in cut, drape and fold are astounding and will give the skills of fashion design back to the professionals, away from the influencers. Editing is no longer the name of the game since brand new pieces will be introduced, able to silence all hash tags. Majestic fabrics and regal colours will lend allure to all women, able to enhance their natural beauty. You are invited to find your own goddess being, taste and pleasure within this trend forecast that will become a style bible for the years to come. (L.E.)
SPIRITUAL HOUSE: Home & Lifestyle 2019
In response to a world in transition, the home environment becomes a sanctuary, an escape, a refuge and a comfort. Lifestyle embraces the federation of food, the connection of nature and the celebration of family, friends and pets. The spiritual home is a new domain in which our relationship to furniture, objects, materials and colours will gently shift, promising real change and great hope for the future. A profound search for simplicity, tenderness and humanity will pervade.
In this discussion, David Clark will contemplate contemporary consumption in a world filled with clutter, excess and an ailing retail economy. Redefining a new sense of modest minimalism within an Australian context, topics will include production, waste, sustainability, value and craft; dissecting ways that spirituality and philosophy can merge with lifestyle to design products and experiences with soul.