A Labour of Love

$ 70.00


Another great publication by Lidewij Edelkoort along with Philip Fimmano - in addition to Talking Textiles and Bloom. 

I really admire Li Edelkoort who is a trend forecaster, thinker, mover and shaker in the world of design and culture. Her commentary on the social fabric and trends in the fashion world are always super interesting and reach into the true underlying waves that shape and form an outward sartorial expression. Any interview with her is insightful and inspiring. And on top of this work, Edelkoort is at the forefront of creating various programs to bring back the education of fibers and textiles - as this has largely been lost. There is one interview with her where she mentions how a writer at one of the biggest commercial fashion magazines (won't name names) indicates a pattern as a print when in fact it is a woven pattern. This is a very basic example, but it shows how much is missing in the education of textiles. It's important!

444 pages, 9.5" by 6.75" by 2.25"

I am copying and pasting the description of content of this book from the editors -

"With detailed profiles on over 70 creative studios in design, architecture, fashion and textiles, this highly visual publication is an educational reference and an inspirational guide for important materials and techniques in the years to come.

Divided into 12 trend themes, this bold book introduces the new makers in contemporary design, previewing a future of responsible production, circular thinking, ethical practice and organic aesthetics. It offers insight into how designers are giving shape to materials and process, from reviving the loom and recycling waste to social inclusion and growing matter. Their conscious philosophies will change our world with careful and considered choices that can ultimately reconnect us to nature and guide us towards a better tomorrow. Beautifully-designed by Mariola López Mariño at Anthon Beeke Collectief in Amsterdam, at 2 inches thick, the book’s broad format and open spine binding embody the solid feel of a raw slab of industrial material."