19.9.12

When Decor Meets Fashion

With New York Fashion Week behind us and Paris Fashion Week fast approaching, I couldn't help but think about how trends in furniture tend to so often align with those in fashion.


Take West Elm's Stackable chair in engineered walnut, for instance.  It's sleek yet curvaceous lines combined with a natural material like wood mimic the characteristics of these rosewood wayfarer frames.

Or consider Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair from DWR to this strappy leather number that debuted in Alexander Wang's Spring 2013 collection at NYFW. 




When I came across Modern Weave's Biszanio rug, the similarities between this piece from Tracy Reese's Spring Collection were evident.



Ikea seems to be having a lot of fun with their furniture lately.  Take their 2012 PS Sofa for example.  An environmental friendly design with a blue, tubular steel base and beige cushions.  Not a far cry from designer Lauren Moffat's fun-coloured Spring Collection.



And just when I thought that Ikea was being cheerful with their designs - check out CB2 and their Piazza Gingham Chair.  The always stylish Sarah Jessica Parker, seen here in an abstracted red gingham, would blend right in.



Metallic leather is popping up everywhere these days.  The Brazil chair from Marie's Corner is definitely a statement piece.  Kind of like these gold metallic Louboutins.



As the furniture industry becomes more and more intertwined with the fashion industry and trending themes on the runway are becoming just as prevalent in the home, it makes sense that interior spaces are now becoming a greater reflection of the people that live within them.  


-Hilary





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