Back for Design Indaba Festival 2018, trend guru Li Edelkoort’s seminar will reveal three future trends affecting home décor and fashion…

Held as a stand-alone seminar, Edelkoort’s trend forecast presentation has become one of the most anticipated events held during the annual Design Indaba Festival.

This year’s seminar will be held in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, on 19 and 24 February 2018 respectively.

Edelkoort’s seminar unpacks themes that find inspiration in the natural world – from finding spiritual expression in domestic design to exploring the manifestation of the goddess in fashion trends.

Spiritual sanctuary

Edelkoort will highlight how trends for home and lifestyle design will focus on the spiritual.

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In response to a world in transition, the home environment becomes a sanctuary, an escape, a refuge and a comfort.

“A profound search for simplicity, tenderness and humanity will pervade the spiritual home in which our relationship to furniture, objects, materials and colours will gently shift,” says Edelkoort.

“A profound search for simplicity, tenderness and humanity will pervade the spiritual home in which our relationship to furniture, objects, materials and colours will gently shift.” – Li Edelkoort

Beige and brights

As an extension of lifestyle from the home into the world, activewear for spring/summer 2019 features prominently.

“A sudden shift in the wind will mark a change in colour, welcoming a family of beiges as the backbone of the summer season, with bright accents that are taken directly from nature,” says Edelkoort.

This will be seen most directly in footwear through the merging of garments and accessories that play between the urban and the outdoor.

The ‘goddess’ movement

Finally, Edelkoort will explore the role of the goddess movement in a turnaround in fashion.

“The days of normcore and streetwise basics seem to evaporate in the face of a revolution in shape and making,” says Edelkoort.

The most important part, Edelkoort says, is to find your own goddess and express inner divinity through majestic fabrics and regal colours.

By exploring how human needs and desires translate into designed environments and interactive expression through fashion, Li Edelkoort’s seminar is sure to expose, uplift and inspire – as always.

Tickets for both seminars are available from webtickets, and cost R715 per person.

To book, visit  http://www.webtickets.co.za/EventCategory.aspx?itemid=1477136802

For more information, visit www.designindaba.com/festival.