There are many similarities when it comes to designing for fashion and designing for homeware—both require careful consideration of form, function and material, while staying true to a brand’s ethos and delivering unmistakable visual appeal. It’s no surprise that many fashion brands have parlayed their aesthetic, and their expertise, to homeware.
The summer issue of Hong Kong Tatler Homes highlights examples of when the worlds of fashion and home design overlap—beginning with the home of Edoardo Caovilla, creative director of his father’s eponymous luxury shoe brand René Caovilla, for our cover story (p. 52). Caovilla applied the same attention to detail he brings to his shoe designs to his home, a sunny duplex in central Milan built around his family’s love of the Italian lifestyle: family, good food and wine.
As the president of Lane Crawford and Joyce, Andrew Keith is no stranger to good design, be it in homeware or fashion. Keith and his partner, architect Roderick Murray, personally chose the furniture, art and lighting fixtures for their Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh, filling their second home with pieces they know and love (p.76). In our Treasure Trove section (p.12), we fawn over the exquisite De Gournay wallpaper designed by Edgardo Osorio, head designer for fashion brand Aquazzura. And among our top 10 picks from the 2017 Salone del Mobile in Milan are recent launches from Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades and Ermenegildo Zegna (p.22).
Our High Roller Home (p.104) for this issue is a 30,000sqft mansion in Los Angeles featuring bold contemporary decor and owned by fashion veteran Max Azria, further demonstrating how fashion has raised the bar for good design in homeware and interiors.
work of art The Amazonia wallpaper by De Gournay, created in collaboration with Aquazzura