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Style isn’t just for the catwalk—the most well received colors and prints often find their way through the design world as well. During September’s many Fashion Weeks, the world gets a preview of which direction the fashion winds are blowing for the coming year. But clothing designers aren’t the only ones influenced by fashion week; well-received colors and prints often find their way into the design world as well. These five fashion trends prove that beautiful concepts can be easily integrated from runway to room.
LOOSE GEOMETRIC LINES
Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2015 collection, which just debuted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, brilliantly weaves together classic and modern style, as showcased in this ball gown covered in what looks like pieces of a broken mosaic.
Loose geometric shapes have already been spreading like wildfire, as evidenced by this statement wall inThe Hunted Interior’s 2014 home tour. The hand-painted technique really only requires a calming shade of paint and a little bit of imagination. It’s almost too easy to even warrant a tutorial, but Hunted Interior founder Kristin Jackson shares some pointers of the fashion trends here.
This is the color of the moment: a rich, deep yellow seen in a variety of textures and styles on the NYFW runways of everyone from Michael Kors to Tory Burch (pictured). Whether it’s splashed on midi-length dresses or overcoats and capes, ochre is the season’s hottest color.
Ochre is also becoming more popular when it comes to home design, practically demanding a standing ovation when paired with rich velvet jewel tones. This effect can be witnessed in the seating area of The Fig House, a colorful event venue in Los Angeles whose interiors were designed by Emily Henderson. She clearly understands ochre’s ability to pack a visual punch.
Prints that are reminiscent of Moroccan patterns have always been popular in both the fashion and interior design worlds. Aside from the aforementioned ochre accents, Tory Burch’s Spring 2015 line also includes strong geometric patterns and blurred lines—this dichromatic stripe-print coat is a great example.
Patterns that mix deep mocha and ivory tones are being adapted for the home as well. The bold print can seamlessly tie a room together, as proven in this living room designed by Tom Delavan. Although this Greenwich Village space combines antiques with modern decor, the Beni Ourain rug is the room’s statement piece.
COBALT AND STEEP BLUES
Cobalt blue isn’t going anywhere for quite a while, having made splashes at several Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 runway shows, including Rebecca Taylor’s. It’s a bold enough hue to stand on its own (like in the pictured ensemble), but it still has a special ability to complement the lighter blues in the color family. Fashion trends don’t lie.
These deep blues are being incorporated into home design, too, as pictured through the attractive integration of textiles and wall hangings in the home of Mandy Kellogg Rye (founder of design blog and boutique Waiting on Martha). The mix of blues and patterns provide necessary pops of color, all while allowing Gray Malin’s “On Top of Aspen Mountain” photo to have a co-starring role in the overall decor.
BLACK AND WHITE GRAPHIC PRINTS
Sharp contrasts in modern prints continue to grace the runway, as seen in this Carolina Herrera dress. The black-and-white color scheme is old hat to fashionistas—the trend has played out in different styles throughout the decades, from Marlene Dietrich’s tuxedo in Morocco (1930) to Jean Seberg’s horizontal stripes in Breathless (1960) to Julia Roberts’ Valentino at the 2001 Academy Awards.
Modern graphic prints are taking center stage both on and off the runway. In their Fall/Winter 2014 line, Scandinavian design company Oyoy integrates graphic textiles with soft neutral woods and hints of mint. Just about any color can be used with these fun black and white prints, designed for both the modern and timeless heart.
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