It’s a wrap: Check out the impressions of our trend seminar with Li Edelkoort during Milan Design Week – as a special highlight we brought Li together with star designer Mr. Tom Dixon for an exclusive design expert talk.

Last Seminar's Insights


Li Edelkoort is the world’s most famous trend forecaster, and she sure knows how to entertain her audience. At our exclusive trend seminar at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Li gave inspiring insights into the trend developments of colors, textiles and design.

Two icons on stage: The highlight was Li’s special design expert talk with Mr. Tom Dixon! For the first time in 27 years, Tom Dixon wasn’t exhibiting at Salone, but we convinced him anyways to join Li on stage in Milan. At Anteo Palazzo del Cinema, the two experts in their respective fields had a lively discussion about the future of design across all industries, moderated by FRAME’s Director Robert Thiemann.


Get inspired: See for yourself our “best of” selection of impressions from our Milan trend seminar & stay tuned for future events!



Never before have people felt so pummeled and abandoned. The need for togetherness is growing and the void is filled with animals, friends, food and films. Meditation is governing our creative emotions as yoga is stretching our imagination. Switching off becomes a survival system, producing altered states of consciousness, empowering people to exist. Fashion is at the forefront of this thoughtful evolution, creating a balance between simplicity and generous opulence, inspired by the cloth and clothes from diverse spiritual journeys to stop the stream of no-news news and overdone drops, to bring content and context to garments that are designed to help us simply be.


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 colors will gently shift, promising real change and great hope for the future. A profound search for simplicity, tenderness and humanity will pervade.


Lidewij Edelkoort’s present is the future. For over 35 years she has been one of the world’s best-known and most important trend forecasters, and is seen as a pioneer and founder of trend research. As an intuitive thinker who constantly travels the planet, Li Edelkoort tracks the development of sociocultural trends.

She advises a vast array of industries – from interiors, fashion and textiles to automotive to food and cosmetics. She develops her annual forecasts through her Paris-based company Trend Union. She can link what was, what is and what will be like no other. Some even say that this influential trend forecaster possesses prophetic powers.


“Li Edelkoort is considered as the prophet in the fashion industry. People are even more wistfully waiting for her embassy than for the bridal dresses of the British Royals. Without any doubt, Li Edelkoort is currently by far the most popular trend forecaster worldwide.”

VOGUE, Germany, Ann-Kathrin Riedl


“In actual fact, Li Edelkoort has permanently shaped the development of fashion like no other. For more than 40 years her trend predictions have been influencing the look of collections, defining what is offered in stores and what ends up being worn in the Instagram picture.”

Harper’s Bazaar, Lisa Riehl


“She is one of the greatest fashion lovers and critics. Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort makes a prediction about the industry’s future at a seminar in Berlin. Status: It’s complicated.”

Die Welt, Heike Blümner