Li Edelkoort is the dean of hybrid studies at the Parsons School of Design in New York. The Dutch trend forecaster advises numerous fashion companies and brands around the world. She was previously director of Design Academy Eindhoven from 1998 to 2008 and in 2011 she helped found School of Form in Poznan, Poland. In 2003, she was named one of the 25 most influential people in fashion by Time magazine.