Thursday, September 1, 2011

NY Fashion Week is upon us...

Yes, the fashionistas are definitely out and about, models are buzzing around the city, and the magazine editors have got their highest stacked Christian Louboutin's ready...  So why do I care?  Well, I wrote about it once before, but our cousins in design are influential on our end of the creativity spectrum as much as we are to them.  I was browsing around on the GQ.com site, looking for inspiration for what I will be wearing to the Jason Wu show on Friday, but noticed some "trends" that are more than applicable to the world of interiors...

A few of the key trends are noted during this Spring 2012 showing season are:  Plaid, Mesh and Mustard.  Now I know you're scratching your head, going, "Huh..."  Well, let's break it down...

Etro

Gucci

These two major fashions houses, Etro and Gucci know about plaid and how to do it well... It's a tricky fabric when placed on the body.  The plaid's scale and color can start visually altering a persons proportions into flattering looks as well as tragic.  The same holds true on upholstered pieces...  Below is an example of the "good" way to use it.  This is from Andrew Martin, a great source for well priced items, many times in stock and ready to go... You can't beat the combination of those two factors together.


Now, mesh... Yeah, I said mesh... I love it!  It's sexy on a person, sexy in interiors.  Enough said...

Z Zegna
Dirk Bikkembergs

Mesh gets even better looking when it's used on fabrics for interiors, or as a more rigid material like a metal mesh for a table top...  Below is a gorgeous fabric from Creation Baumann called Steel Net, and an amazing console table from Interieurs...


Please pass the mustard...  Sure, why not...  It's definitely a color that you either like or don't, but check out the fashion, and these 2 carpets I found from Stark in that distinctive shade of old gold...

Burberry

Roberto Cavalli

Stark's Galen
Stark's Tracking

I also found a really interesting photograph on 1st Dibs, which is a phenomenal site for procuring amazing things, from fine art, to vintage jewelry, to hard to find furniture pieces.  This particular photo is from Barry Friedman Ltd.  It's just a wonderful celebration of the Art Deco style basking in what looks to be the warm rays of the sun, mixed with the natural yellows in the marble... Lovely...

Elevator Altar, Toronto

So while you're sitting at home watching coverage of NY Fashion Week, in the back of your mind think about how all that couture can be translated into your home.  Let the inspirational and aspirational designs going down the runway be the mood board for your space!

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