romanticism or the way we feel

Trend Seminar with

Lidewij Edelkoort


Lidewij Edelkoort (c) Rui


(c) Sabine Pigalle

The seminar gives an exciting and well-grounded insight in the social trends 2013/2014 under the theme “Romanticism or the way we feel”. The aspects fashion, textiles, design, interior, architecture, colors and materials will be dealt with.


“Romanticism is found precisely neither in the choice of subjects nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling.” Charles Baudelaire


The important trend “romanticism” will use folk art, ancient craftsmanship as well as authentic costumes of that time as a source of inspiration for our present day design and music.

Freedom for rules, adoration of nature, fascination of the past and devotion to beauty are certainly fixtures in this “Romantic Movement”.

In the future, the revival of the Romantic Movement will be embodied once more by artists, designers, fashion designers, musicians and through literature. This group will also have a big influence on the education and structures of our society. With this revival and a focus on the humanities a counter movement to our market- and business oriented universities will be created.


The trend book romanticism or the way we feel has 13 new themes: mystic, melancholic, nostalgic, organic, lyric, folkloric, Germanic, symbolic, Gothic, shamanic, nomadic, poetic and tragic.


Lidewij Edelkoort is a trend forecaster, curator, publisher and professor. Edelkoort has created her company Trend Union in 1986 and published customized trend books for the creative industries twice a year. Her magazines View on Colour, In View and Bloom have re-shaped the publishing industry by producing images that turned into ideograms of our time. Edelkoort leads trend studios in Paris, New York and Tokyo. 











290 EUR (Special Price)


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