Executive Director Curator at Trend Union / Studio Edelkoort, Mentor of the Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting
Philip Fimmano is a trend analyst and design consultant, contributing to Trend Union’s forecasting books, magazines and strategic studies for international companies in fashion, textiles, interiors and lifestyle. In 2011, Fimmano co-founded Talking Textiles with Li Edelkoort; an ongoing initiative to promote awareness and innovation in textiles through touring exhibitions, a trend publication, a design prize and free educational programmes – including New York Textile Month, a citywide festival celebrating textile creativity each September. He is the co-author of the design book A Labour of Love (Lecturis, 2020) and the co-founder of the World Hope Forum, a new platform for creative community building.
In addition to being the mentor of Polimoda’s Fashion Trend Forecasting masters, he is also the co-founder of the school’s new textile masters, Farm to Fabric to Fashion. He serves on several boards: for the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, the Xtant heritage textile festival in Mallorca, and the Creative Council for all of Gap Inc.’s brands, advising the group on innovation and sustainable practice.