FROM RUNWAY TO HOME
In this day and age of oversaturated inspirations, it’s not hard to believe that design is a fluid thing from runway to home. Here’s where they both interlap!
Fashion design trends and how they impact interior furnishings and styles!
BLACK AND WHITE BOWS IN
Black is as timeless as it is absolutely beautiful. More recently, however, many designers have taken to pairing it with its polar opposite: white. Indeed, the crisp contrasting of these two tones serve to uplift and accentuate the other, which means patterns that incorporate both are both stark and eye-catching. They’ve been rocking many a runway-lineup, and make no mistake: they’ll look just as chic at home.
PLAYING IN THE BLUES
Popular in top styles this season, soft, clearwater blues have become the darling mainstay of dreamy runway looks alongside warmer sands, vibrant yellows, and dusty rose. And while blue has always been there, the increasing interest in the shade is made all the more prominent through its use by top fashion brands like Givenchy, Badgley Mischka, and Emilia Wickstead. And because it’s such an easy colour to wear, it goes without saying that it’s an even easier colour to incorporate at home; soft, dreamy, comforting, and remarkably soothing.
COMING IN STRONG
Militaristic styles and full-tailored suits have absolutely dominated fashion line-ups this season, and we’re tickled pink about that! This translates well to the home aesthetic, and we’re more than excited to bring in the clean, crisp lines and sleek sophistication! Say hello to strong silhouettes that demand attention, and high-quality designs that speak to durability and sustainability. Add leather accents to up the ante, and don’t forget to accessorise appropriately.
BRINGING BACK THE NEON
On the direct opposite of the spectrum and a full 180 degrees away from the dusky hues of summer, bright neon tones reminiscent of the disco era have exploded with great success! Bring in the bright jewel tones and slap on the vibrant yellow and green neons! Highlighter hues are your friend this season, so use them well whether as accents, or as the numero uno starlet that is set to make your outfit (or home) pop! Whatever the case, this is a trend to have fun with, and it is definitely not for the faint of heart.
COLOUR BLOCKING BLISS
Long a mainstay of runways and homes alike, the concept of colour blocking entails bringing together two or more tones that are then played off each other, thereby creating an appealing and striking visual contrast. What this does is highlight structure, accentuating silhouettes and proffering razoredge sharpness when it comes to the final look. At home, the use of multiple colours in neatly-sectioned areas serves to brighten up the look of your space, lending a modern and contemporary edge.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
Animal prints are back, and they certainly look to be here to stay! Take a walk along any fashion street in any mall, and you’d be hard pressed to find a window display missing iconic animal prints the likes of leopard, tiger, zebra, and in some cases, even snakeskin. As with all statement-type things, remember to add as you go and to never go overboard. Hints of prints home is a great idea, however, and we’re all for incorporating your favourites in unconventional ways, from upholstery to wallpaper to accessories.
A METALLIC EDGE
Metallic details and edgy looks continue to be popular in the season. With big names in the high fashion industry such as Marc Jacobs and Tadashi Shoji showcasing the use of high-shine fabrics on the runway, it is clear to see a little gleam and a little shine is in the stars. At home, metallics have long been incorporated into the contemporary aesthetic; rose gold accessories, lighting fixtures, and furniture accents remain one of the mainstays of furniture design. Consider accents for just a hint of understated luxe.
ALL THE RIGHT MIXERS
Too much of a good thing can be absolutely wonderful, and in the world of aesthetics and design, it is absolutely accurate. While a clean and minimalistic palette can be a breath of fresh air, a maximalist touch befits a maximalist personality. If colours and patterns are right up your alley, consider mixing patterns to give your space an extra dimension. If the idea of multiple patterns worries you a little, start small; textured fabrics, herringbone floors, or printed wallpaper all provide that same edge of having a ‘pattern’ without becoming overdone.
Lapiaz marble vessel sink, from Covet House Richard Allen x H&M graphic dress, from H&M Benson Rug in black and cream, from Habitat
Autumn SIKA orange armchair in velvet and MURSI rug with black pattern, from Brabbu Design Forces
Silk vessel sink, ATO collection, from Covet House
H&M Conscious exclusive 2019 collection, from H&M
Pumpkin velvet sofa in blue denim, from Ligne Roset
Togo three seater sofa in blue denim, from Ligne Roset
The Club bar cabinet from Armani Casa is closer to an absolute work of art.
Bohemia Moroccan classic pointed Babouche slippers in blue grey, from Bohemia Design Limited
Fall 2019 collection, from H&M Home
Up armchair by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia, from Space Furniture
Duorum vessel sink, from Covet House
Nastro cases, from Armani Casa
Mindthegap Nouvelle Pop Neon Kiss wallpaper, from Mindthegap
Paipai velvet red vermillion armchair, from Ligne Roste
Bow Wow ballet flats, from Kartell, available from Lightcraft
Notte, from Armani Casa
Niven, from Armani Casa
Esprit runway carpet in blue, from Traumteppich.com
Sienna Claret Velvet shell chair, from Audenza
Black Straw Marquetry Freud bookcase, from Armani Casa
At Home With Poppy Delevigne for H&M Home dispensers, from H&M Home
H&M Studio SS19 gold jacket, from H&M
Bogarde armchair, from Essential Home
Bogarde Naif armchair by Rug’Society, from Essential Home
Clap chairs, from Kartell, available from Lightcraft