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  • The Studio Unit 2 / 85 Dunning Avenue Rosebery, Sydney Australia (map)



with Philip Fimmano & David Clark

Australia! Trend Union is pleased to bring its world-renowned trend forecasts back to Australia for two special trend seminars in Sydney and Melbourne. Hosted by David Clark, this half-day session will look at trends in Fashion, Textiles, Colour, Interiors and Materials.


1:30 welcome

1:45 Summer 2018: BLURRED, colours & prints, presented by Philip Fimmano

2:00 Summer 2018: TRANSITION colours, textiles & fashion trends, presented by Philip Fimmano

3:00 short break

3:20 NEW MODERNISM, an introduction presented by Philip Fimmano

3:30 At Home: MODERN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN, presented by David Clark

4:00 2018 Home & Interiors: NEW MATERIALISM, presented by Philip Fimmano

5:30 approximate end with BLOOM #23: FAITH launch & drinks



AUD $225  

AUD $95 for faculty & students, please contact

(price will be charged in US dollar equivalent on the date of purchase)

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Summer 2018: TRANSITION

The world is in flux and culture responds with fragments of ideas, sketches of innovative forms and creative utopian concepts. We are looking forward to ambiguous and rather unfathomable times, tasting moments of promises, and experiencing instants of doubt, knowing that much is wrong in a society witnessing the decline of its institutions. We are living a bipolar moment where we can go from a jubilant personal experience to dismal public aggression, from an absolute high when encountering the outdoors to a depressing down living in the outskirts of gentrified cities, a transversal construction of time & space.

presented by Philip Fimmano

2018 Home & Interiors: NEW MATERIALISM

Recent philosophy has rekindled the discussion about the material mind. This movement is called New Materialism and it advocates the vibrancy of matter, something that animists and shamans have believed for centuries: that matter has its own force and possesses a mind of its own, that all other physical and mental processes are animated by the raw power of these substances – the result being matter upon matter, materializing the strong bonds people need to survive in the encroaching virtual web, which is jeopardizing our perception of tactility and human interaction.

Young designers are certainly leading this conversation with their inventions; using new machines to serve their purposes, reprogramming antiquated robots to construct their designs, hacking 3D printers to boost their ceramic forms and repurposing old mechanical looms for contemporary creation. Suddenly the machine is no longer the antithesis and enemy of making but the handmaid of the designer: enabling, embellishing and advancing creative production processes. Man and machine finally merge and become one.

presented by Philip Fimmano

At Home: Modern Australian Design

at home celebrates what makes Australian design so unique. Spanning almost 200 years, the objects discussed will invite the audience to consider where Australian interior design has come from and where it is going. at home is a new exhibition curated by Australian design expert and former Vogue Livingeditor David Clark, showcasing objects from some of Australia’s leading contemporary designers alongside the National Trust's significant Georgian collection of furniture at Old Government House.

presented by David Clark



PHILIP FIMMANO is a contemporary fashion and lifestyle specialist, contributing to Trend Union’s books, Bloom magazine and strategic studies for various international brands. He works in industries as varied as textiles, interiors, food, craft, luxury, travel and retail. He is also the Director of the New York-based creative studio Edelkoort Inc., providing concept, colour and strategic consulting to companies in North and South America. 

In 2011, Fimmano co-founded Talking Textiles, an ongoing initiative to promote awareness and innovation in textiles through touring exhibitions and educational programs. He is also a curator of exhibitions for international museums, and has spoken about art and design at institutions such as Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, Nordiska museet in Stockholm, Royal College of Art in London and five N.I.F.T. campuses across India. He is currently an adjunct professor teaching trend forecasting at Polimoda in Florence.

DAVID CLARK has established himself as a leading figure in the interior design industry. His 30 year career has spanned the textile trade as well as architecture, design, marketing and publishing. As Design and Deputy Editor for Belle, as Editor-in-chief of Vogue Living – David gave voice to his particular focus on the idea of ‘Home’. He values texture, technology and the sensual experience of being human. He believes in the pursuit of beauty, the importance of curiosity, and the power of design to create a more civilized world.