London’s AW 2014 Fashion Week continues to inspire. We saw some amazing shows from British designer Burberry, Roksanda Ilincic, and Christopher Kane shows were highlights of the week. Naturally, fashion we wear on the inside influences how we decorate our homes – and we spotted some of our favourite trends from the week and applied them to looks you can create. May your homes be as fabulous as the London catwalks!
The colour that took over the catwalks at London Fashion Week (and New York!) is cobalt or royal blue. It’s a vibrant colour that can easily be subdued by combining it with other more toned down pieces or pairing it with pastel blue, another popular colour on the catwalks. Cobalt blue is a colour that looks great on everyone and can be added to any room in the home! Look for textured patterns to show personality in your living room – for example a blue striped cushion on your luxurious white duvet, which will give your room a nice cool feeling.
Products – (left to right)Blue Crystal Vase, Arctic Faux Fur Cushion, Blue Fleure Sofa, Franchini Cobalt Cushion, White Millennia Duvet Cover Set & Feel Table Lamp
Asymmetry and geometry were all over the London catwalks and it can be expressed through the design or cut, as well as the prints themselves. Geometric shapes are bold and very retro and they can come in very punchy colours that definitely add personality to any space.
Products – (left to right)Abstract Chevron Cushions, Private Arm Chair & Petite Lombard Mirror
Going overboard with this trend can easily make the space feel like you’ve travelled back to the 60s and 70s. Stick to statement pieces or else the space can seem too busy; tone down the colours if you would like to add this trend to the bedroom or you may find it hard to fall asleep.
Gone are the days of trying to find the perfect accessory that goes with instead of matches your trousers – the fall fashion is all about getting the entire matching set of an outfit. It reminds me of being a kid when your jumper matched the tights you wore – but London Fashion gave this trend an update. Most matching sets were jacket-scarf and skirt-top combinations.
Products – (left to right)Rosenthal Mirror, Sardegna Bed, Sardegna Chest of Drawers, Luna Desk, Eames Office Chair & Chrome Deco Table Lamp
When applying this trend to your home, look for matching combinations but don’t try to camouflage smaller pieces into larger ones. Try to find pieces that are from the same line and designer but are still unlike the other so that it stands out from the set.