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My upcoming lecture on 4 Lifestyle Trends Autumn/Winter 2017/18

Trend Lecture-IMM17-Gudy Herder

I’d like to share with you a few invitations to come and hear me lecture on 4 Lifestyle Trends Autumn/Winter 2017/18 in Cologne at the international interiors show IMM. I already gave last year away a few entry tickets and was very happy to meet in person a few readers of the blog. This year I am going to lecture again on January, 16 at 3.30pm and hope to be able to meet and greet some of you again. I will speak about four micro trends and one leitmotiv that encounters the driving force for all of them.

The four trends will be:


In a world where clothing will grow in laboratories in a future, this trend talks about Synthetic Biology, an interdisciplinary branch of biology and engineering. The focus is on well-being with calm yet experimental looks.


In a world ruled by accumulation including fast fashion, this consumer has a deep desire for going back to the simple and most essential. It’s all about consuming less but better.


Subcultures break free and rebel! We will refer to Neo Punk as an on-going catalyst that continues to inspire, refuse categorisation and spark creativity around the world.


With growing migration towards larger cities, cultural roots are melting embodying a different narrative of what ‘roots’ mean today.

Trend Lecture-4 Lifestyle Trends Autumn/Winter 2017/18-IMM17-Gudy Herder

You can win a day ticket for Monday, 16. I have 10 tickets to give away. Just leave a comment below and I’ll contact you on January, 02 if your name gets picked up during the random draw. You will then receive a code which has to be redeemed at the IMM site.

This is the last post for 2016, I am signing off today for some days over her eon the blog and will come back in 2017 with a lot of plans of new products, both online and offline to share with you. Hope you’re all staying warm, snuggled up and getting ready to enjoy some beautiful holidays! G, x

UPDATE: An email will be sent on January, 03 to all lucky winners. Thank you all for joining in!

How about some extra inspiration?

36 Responses

  1. Hi Gudy,
    I would love to attend your lecture at the IMM. I live in cologne, so it would be just easy to hop on to the fair.
    I wish you a merry christmas and a wonderful new year !

    All the Best :)
    Take care***


    1. Hallo, liebe Gudy! Ich brauche nicht an der Verlosung teilzunehmen, bin am Montag eh auf der Messe und komme auch so gerne! :o)
      Ich wünsche Dir ein paar entspannte Tage und einen prima Start ins neue Jahr!!!
      Bis zur imm.

      Herzliche Grüße,

      Falls Du am Mittwoch doch noch in Köln sein solltest, bist Du herzlich zu #phillas Wednesday im WERTHEIM eingeladen!!!

  2. Hi, I was planning to visit your trend lecture anyway because I keep trace of your work for a while and I think your doing a great job. This would be a great opportunity to meet you in person,
    have nice holidays.
    Heike from Bochum, Germany

  3. so great to have you in the scene !
    Grateful for your enjoyable, informative web presence…

    As a senior person I confirm you that creativity and style never retires!

  4. Hej Gudy,

    I’m planing to visit the fair and I would like ti hear your lecture at the IMM.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a good start into the new year.

    Greetings from Berlin

  5. Hei Gudy,
    I would love to attend your lecture at the IMM! <3
    I also wish you wonderful Xmas and a happy new year!
    Greetings from Stuttgart

  6. Hi!
    I would love to attend your lecture. I never been in Germany, so it would be a win – win situation.
    Greetings from Oporto,Portugal.


  7. Hi Gudy, this is a great idea. I’ve been wanting to go to IMM forever and would love hear you. Happy holidays! Anke

  8. What a generous and fabulous opportunity you are offering.
    Thank you.
    Best wishes to you and yours for a joyful and peaceful Christmas.
    Manchester, UK

  9. Hi Gudy,
    Great news that you are at the IMM-Cologne this year. Interesting events that run parallel to the IMM are the PASSAGEN. (Interior design exhibition week). It’s a wonderful experience to explore 200 showrooms all around the city.
    Liebe Grüße Daggy

  10. Hi Gudy,
    I would like to meet you at IMM in Cologne, since it is just an hour drive away from my hometown.
    And I would like to meet you in person, for your emails always inspire me to look at colours and trends.
    Wishing you a very good start for 2017.

  11. Hola Gudy!
    Estaría encantada de asistir a tu conferencia y poder conocerte en persona ya que el curso de moodboard, que voy a comprar en breve, tendré que hacerlo online.
    Felices fiestas y espero que 2017 sea un gran año.
    Un abrazo.

  12. That would be a great and inspiring start of 2017! I have plans to go to IMM so it would be great to meet you and hear you lecture!
    Wishing you an inspiring and wonderful 2017!

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