Inspiration: Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week ended Thursday with plenty of examples of trends that could step right off of the runway and into the home. The fashion designers are such an influence on those of us who are interior designers.

For starters, there was a bohemian vibe on the catwalk that I found intriguing, with many sightings of tie-dye and long, flowing layers. The colorful palettes from designers like BCBG Max Azria, Raquel Allegra and Altuzarra were interior design-ready. From window treatments to throw pillows to accent pieces, I can imagine these fabrics adding just the right touch to a living room or bedroom.

Carolina Herrera took “Pretty in Pink” to a whole new level of gorgeousness. Working with a delicate blush of soft pink, the designer brought new energy to this almost-forgotten color. Take a look at the mix of styles in each photo and how well they work together. Long sheers over soft, but tailored underlayers for a business meets ball gown look. Slashes and lines cut across smooth fabrics, revealing just enough. And I adore the two piece on the right for the way it piles on the texture, adding richness to this demure shade. Herrera reminds us just how powerful neutrals can be when you experiment with a variety of design elements. She knows how to perfectly blend romance with boldness.

I couldn’t resist sharing Reem Acra's latest collection from NYFW. Bedrooms and  baths in particular are the perfect places to bedeck with sparkle. It’s possible to overdo it when it comes to getting fanciful, though--think accents: decorative hand towels, shower curtains, lampshades, boudoir pillows a petite chandelier. Acra gives us plenty of inspiration for dress up your favorite space. 

From colors to materials to patterns and applications, fashion design lends us all kinds of new looks and ideas. Have fun scanning my Pinterest page, where I have several boards that are all about how fashion inspires interiors.




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