For one week, every spring and fall fashion designers – esteemed and upcoming alike – come together in New York for a hectic week of runway shows, media appearances and high fashion events, while the fashion minded among us eagerly await the trend forecasts for the coming seasons.
Fashion week need not be solely for the trendsetters and fashionistas – anyone with an appreciation for creativity and design can take influence from the catwalks. Interior designers have long found inspiration from a diverse range of topics, not least fashion. And as fashion designers take their cues from political, social and cultural trends of the time, one can be sure the source is relevant. In a nod to fashion’s role in influencing trends elsewhere in design, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular aesthetics from February’s NY Fashion Week and examples of how one might be inclined to incorporate them within interior designs.
Red was plentiful on the runway, with some designers mixing shades to create color blocked looks. Taking a cue from traditional fall colors, crimsons and burnt oranges appeared to be most popular.
Chinese Lacquer Cabinet // Italian Curved Sofa // Abstract Wool Tapestry
Although florals on the runway is hardly a new trend, it is one that endures from spring and is clearly here to stay. This coming fall’s take on florals are bolder, darker and regal, often feeling like a nod toward European nobility with their embroidery and crewel inspired patterns.
Another trend which frequently waltzes off and on the runway, which was most definitely on this season is metallics – flowing soft fabrics in blues, gold and bronze swept the carpet. Not just used as accents, these were full pieces fashioned from metallic fabrics – skirts, jackets – even pant suits.
OVER THE TOP FURS
The furs that featured on the catwalks were bold, unabashed in their glamour and undoubtedly designed to be seen.
Sheep stool // Faux Fur table lamp // eames mink fur armchair