Philip Fimmano is a design consultant, curator and writer, contributing to Trend Union’s forecasting books, magazines and strategic studies for international firms working in fashion, interiors and lifestyle. With company partner Lidewij Edelkoort, he has co-curated exhibitions for museums and cultural institutions around the world. In 2011, he co-founded Talking Textiles; 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. In 2020, Edelkoort and Fimmano co-founded the World Hope Forum in response to the economic shifts brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic; a series of international meetings that bring the creative community together to radically address social inequality and sustainability in various sectors. Fimmano teaches a forecasting masters at Polimoda in Florence and is also on the board of directors for the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.