Coronavirus offers “a blank page for a new beginning” says Li Edelkoort

Li Edelkoort?

Born in the Netherlands in 1950, Edelkoort is regarded as one of the world’s most influential trend forecasters, advising fashion companies and consumer brands around the world. In 2003, Time magazine named her one of the 25 most influential people in fashion. She was director of Design Academy Eindhoven from 1998 to 2008.

En wat voorspelt ze in Dezeen?

Therefore, if we are wise – which sadly we now know we aren’t – we will start up again with new rules and regulations, allowing countries to get back to their knowhow and specific qualities, introducing cottage industries that would flourish and grow into an arts-and-crafts century, where manual labour is cherished above everything else.

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