Visit of Lidewij Edelkoort – Anti-Fashion Manifesto
On September 4th 2017, trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort visited ArtEZ University of the Arts for a lecture for all of the fashion students of our school, and then later for a more intimate talk with students of the MA Fashion Design and MA Fashion Strategy. With her Anti-Fashion Manifesto, Edelkoort is one of the first to put into concise words the very real challenges that the fashion industry is facing. The Anti-Fashion Manifesto marks a historical turning point in our collective consciousness.
In her talk on September 4th, Lidewij Edelkoort elaborated on some of the issues she is tackling in the manifesto such as the shift from talking about fashion to talking about clothes, the challenges of fashion education, and she emphasized the need for a systemic change that celebrates our shared humanity and cultivates our social and environmental well-being.
Read more about the Anti-Fashion Manifesto here.