Looks from DKNY, Balmain, Peter Som & Chanel (from left to right)
Every year, after Labor Day when the temperature starts to drop, I rush out to buy a fall fashion guide and ready myself for a season of new looks and trends. This year, the glossy pages revealed one fascinating ensemble after another, and my mind began to swirl with ideas. Since almost all style concepts can be translated to any discipline, I've gathered the top four trends of fall fashion and taken the design from the runway and into the home.
• CAMEL was seen all over the runway from design houses like Chloe and DKNY (1st look shown). But, don't confuse classic camel for beige! Beige is dull. Camel is a luxurious buttery color that connotes elegant effortless sophistication. How else could you describe this interior?
• MENSWEAR was widely used by designers like Celine and Balmain (2nd look shown). It's tailored, crisp and a little bit brassy. It looks sleek on the street and is a great interior style for the type of person who likes to take their work home with them.
• MIXED PRINTS are everywhere. Mixed fabric furniture designers, like Bokja, have been getting a lot of attention for the past couple of years. Now that bold, and sometimes even sumptuous, design concept has made its way into the fashion world. Powerhouse Prada, Dries Van Noten and Proenza Schouler all showed collections of clashing prints that somehow, when mixed together, created eclectic unique composites. Peter Som (3rd look shown) combined graphic neon green and magenta floral and made it "work." The Mixed Print interior accomplishes the same thing. A tribal print tablecloth, leopard upholstered gold chair and Golden Girlsesque palm wallpaper look fabulous together.
• FAUX FUR was used by, well, almost everyone this season. Just to name a few: Altuzarra, Balenciaga, Burberry, Derek Lam, and Tracy Reese. Chanel's fall collection was fur based with many of the looks ranging from "Call of the Wild" to living on Star Wars' planet Hoth. Chanel's full white ensemble (4th look shown) might not be exactly ready-to-wear, but it's full of all the elements fur can bring to any outfit or room. It's delightful, opulent and warm just like this interior loft space.
Images: 1: Style.com looks by DKNY, Balmain, Peter Som, & Chanel; 2: decorpad.com; 3: Charles Newhaven Interior Designers; Domino Magazine; Desire To Inspire