Fashion Week Relocates To Your Home: 11 Catwalk Looks To Inspire Your Interiors

They both serve the same purpose: Fashion and Interior Design are undeniably potent mood enhancers. A velvet jacket can make you feel seductive and glamorous, just like a plush velvet sofa adds instant panache to your room.

There is no better time to examine the shy yet thrilling affair between these two forms of everyday art than during the annual rendezvous of Fashion Month and London Design Week. Let’s take a glimpse at the trending looks from London and New York’s catwalks to discover ways to inject the full SS19 essence into your interiors.

1. Burberry

And it happened. Riccarco Tisci, the new chief creative officer at Burberry, officially began his reign with a debut collection, Kingdom. And what a Kingdom that is – 133 striking looks inspired by British heritage echoes a societal change that brings us “the Queen and punk, the skinheads, the Victorians, the freaks”. It would be quite a statement to welcome all these style clans in our interiors at once. For now, let’s follow Tisci’s lead and focus on the refined, the relaxed and the rebellious individually.

Burberry Fashion and InteriorsThe refined was addressed first. Renowned for his sensual gothic aesthetic, Tisci surprised us with a distinctively neutral palette. Yes, it was muted, but with an edge. Camel, Chocolate and Bordeaux jazzed up the beige symphony. And so should we in our interiors. Scatter some camel-hued leather poufs or dark monochrome coffee table books around the neutral canvas of your room to achieve this feel of exacting sensuality.

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All too often, muted minimal aesthetic is misinterpreted as sparkless. This was certainly not the case at the Burberry show, and it shouldn’t be in your home either. Precise black lines, gold accessories and rusty hues find reflection in the dynamic of this Chelsea dining room designed by Shalini Misra. Wood and neutral beiges have been accessorized here with sleek black vintage Carlo di Carli chairs and a solid bronze and mahogany modular dining table. Final touch – calk the rebellious portrait print from the Burberry shirt onto your wall to add a sense of nonconformity to your space.

2. Tom Ford

It was spring 2004, the zenith of his career, when Tom Ford unexpectedly left Gucci. The whole fashion world bellowed with lament. Fourteen years later the sense of nostalgia is still in the air as Ford resurrects old ghosts of 90’s glamour on the New York catwalk. The coquettish slip dresses, lace-graced hems, lingerie-esque silks, satins and frills – all bathing in soft nudes and blushes – in short, a fond memory of Gucci’s past days.

tom ford and interior design ideasFord reminded us that he “did not want to make clothes that were ironic or clever, but simply clothes that were beautiful.” And beautiful indeed they are. Beautiful, and daring at times. After all, mauve patent crocodile, jazzy leopard and floor-length frills take some confidence to pull off. If you wish to take a stroll down memory lane of the past decades’ glamour and sexiness, allow blush velvets to reign in your interiors side by side with statement sleek marbles. If you feel particularly bold, an ostrich feather lamp will make for flirtatious dazzle.

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3. Proenza Schouler

This year Proenza Schouler’s SS19 Collection was all about bleached denim and drop-waist cuts. The choice was not coincidental. After a short-lived fling with haute couture in Paris, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez decided to take the brand back to New York catwalks. And so, drama and gravitas, so distinctive in French cuts, were swept aside by “something that felt purely American”. If you, too, crave a sense of freedom, replace denim tie-dyes and over-shirts with a new mural obsession – a washed-out dusk grey wallpaper that will breathe airiness into your interiors.

proenza schouler washed out dusk grey wallpaper breathes airiness into interiorsCool breeze of denim’s liberation is only skin deep? You may seek refuge in a warmer alternative – verdant green basking in the rays of sunny yellow speaks with more playfulness and optimism.

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4. Anna Sui

The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” in the background, iridescent jumpsuits and sheer layering on the catwalk – enter the universe of Anna Sui, a quirky fairy godmother of the fashion world. In her SS19 Collection, she once again captured the magic of youth, optimism and lightheartedness. What the world, and most certainly our interiors, need these days is Sui’s whimsical and dreamy sweetness. There is only one address in London that can make this wish come true – 112 Old Church Street. In the kingdom of de Gournay’s divine mural craftsmanship, you will find the whole palette of paradise-inspired wallpapers. We fell in love with this serene choice from Shalini Misra’s New York penthouse project: dusk grey, hand gilded, sterling silver metal leaf pattern. One look around and you may, as John Lennon once did, “picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies”.

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5. Ralph Lauren

Endowed with a power that is as grounding as it is hypnotic, Ralph Lauren’s designs will always exude a sense of heritage. Now more than ever as the brand celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. Staged in the iconic Bethesda Terrance Tunnel in Central Park, Ralph Lauren’s SS19 Collection paid homage to the longevity of the brand’s vision. “That I know for sure is what is real, is what lasts. And we are here because you have lasted,” summed up Oprah Winfrey in her speech at the dinner that followed the show. Yes, Ralph Lauren lasts and so does the appeal of its jewel-toned velvets.

ralph lauren luxury velvet green armchairAs winter looms, your interiors might need a dose of this musky heritage too. Set the walls in darker and more dramatic shades: mulberry or wine will certainly do the trick. To create the patchwork feel, contrast aromatic warmth of the walls with aloofness of emerald and sapphire velvet upholstery. Before you can sit back and take the first sip of your smoky whisky, you may need to add a dab of softness to the mix: some leather finishes or a tattered Persian rug will certainly work.

ralph lauren emerald sapphire velvet upholstery leather finishes tattered persian rugLeather is not always easy to style but it certainly is at the heart of Ralph Lauren’s iconic vision. When approaching the art of leather layering you may need to think like a gourmet chef – you want to infuse just the right amount of chocolate richness into your cake before the vibrancy of spices can be added. This Chelsea bedroom can serve as an amuse-bouche for those who are new to the art of leather crafting. Chocolate brown headboard couldn’t be more delectable than in the company of handcrafted leather flooring set in spices brown.

6. Marta Jakubowski

Last, but most certainly not least, neon has celebrated a real come back this year. Marta Jakubowski, a relatively new name in the industry, played with fluorescent blues, greens and pinks to laser cut straight to the very heart of modern quirkiness. Are you tempted to replicate her minimalist, hallucinogenic aesthetic in your interiors? Here is a dare – a transparent lime green statement chair.

marta jakubowski transparent lime green statement chairToo early to go all loud and proud? Perhaps a sleek and sexy neon light can do the trick. Still unconvinced? A paint on powder-coated aluminum piece by Kate MacGarry is an even more subtle solution.

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6 Shades of Moody Glam

We go darker, moodier and more dramatic. And it’s not only because summer came to an end. Moody glam resonates with a rich visual density all year long. Caviar Black, Emerald Green, Mauve Purple, Truffle Brown, Midnight Blue or Deep Turquoise - we introduce to you our favourite shades this season.

Caviar Black

caviar black masculine luxe charcoal monochrome configurations chelsea homeBeing one of the most anticipated shades of 2019, Caviar Black hypnotizes with the strength of its masculine luxe. Set on the cusp of charcoal, it is unapologetically effortless, thus allowing for more monochrome configurations just like in this Chelsea home.

mirror geometric precision of marble floor tiles softened voluptuous curves spiral staircaseStraight sharp edges of the mirror and geometric precision of the marble floor tiles have been superbly softened by the voluptuous curves of the spiral staircase.

four walls set in light accents of charcoalDramatic experience right from your doorstep? With Caviar Black you can welcome your guests in spectacular style. Hallways don’t need to be merely a transition space. They can speak with their own confidence. If an all-four-walls makeover is too much for your senses, reverse the pattern: set the walls in light and scatter a few accents of charcoal around.

 black carlo di carli vintage leather chairs modular dining table in solid bronze and mahogany metallic finish golden yellow plush velvet curtainsWhether intentionally or not, Caviar Black often has a minimalist sexiness about it. This Chelsea apartment is testimony to that: sleek black Carlo di Carli vintage leather chairs flirt nonchalantly with a playful modular dining table in solid bronze and mahogany. To break the metallic finish, golden-yellow, plush velvet curtains have been brought into play.

Mauve Purple

Hot Millennial Pink can move over. There is a new thrilling shade in town: Mauve Purple. Dare to go moody with this pensive shade. Add gilded partition screens for dimension and resonance just like in this Mayfair apartment. Accumulation of layers and materials allows here for two things: boldness and vibrancy.

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Truffle Brown

The season for truffles may only last from October till late December, but we yearn for this delicious shade in our interiors all year long. Whether you pair it up with a cowhide rug or gilded statement lighting, Truffle Brown will season any room with a pinch of gourmet gravitas.

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Midnight Blue

colour light reflected objects surface mix of red green midnight ink sapphire blueThat’s how eyes operate: when we see a colour, it is really a light reflected off the object’s surface and cast upon our retinas. Colour is not inherent in objects and the end result is always created through a mix of red, green and blue. Yes, blue is a special colour. No wonder why designers are so relentless in extracting and naming its ever-evolving shades. An experienced eye is often needed to tell the difference between Midnight, Ink or Sapphire Blue.

hampstead place interior dining room midnight blue elegant tableFinding the right depth of this thoughtful shade was certainly worth the effort in this Hampstead Place dining room. Sit back and watch a chain of Midnight Blue bids dancing elegantly around the table.

geometric sofa deepest luminous shade of sapphire high gloss mahogany wall velvet white marble eaton place projectNow, that’s a combination. A geometric sofa, set into the deepest, almost luminous shade of sapphire stands in a striking contrast with a high gloss mahogany wall. Add sumptuous velvet and white marble to the mix, and no one could compete with the texture boldness of this Eaton Place wonder.

Deep Turquoise

green velvet right angled sofaWe all love a classic combination of crystal clear turquoise with copper gold, which always remind us of those sun-kissed moments by the translucent waters of the Caribbean. There is no denying turquoise is yet to surprise us with new colour schemes. This time, we revisit the retro days of Havana’s most glamorous establishments. Redwood-and-cream floor mosaic and patinated bronze mirrors still remember the old tales of rum and salsa.

crystal clear turquoise with copper gold turquoise colour schemes redwood and cream floor mosaic patinated bronze mirrorsCraving more drama? Let’s go deeper and darker with black and gold geometric accents. Austere yet cosy, such is this luminous turquoise powder room where ovals live in harmony with rectangles.

shalini misras commercial project Chakra renovated restaurant kensington deep turquoise 360 degree bronze mirror wall concept of navaratna sanskrit compound nine gems ruby, pearl red coral emerald yellow diamond blue sapphire hessonite cat’s eye tableware glass designIn Indian thought, turquoise is a colour of Vishuddha, fifth chakra of spiritual power within the human body, which symbolizes self-expression, creativity and truth. This trio sums up Shalini’s most recent commercial project. Chakra, a newly renovated restaurant in the heart of Kensington, brings us creativity and authenticity. To help reimagine the space, vibrancy of deep turquoise has been paired up with a 360 degree bronze mirror wall and the concept of Navaratna, a Sanskrit compound for “nine gems” - Ruby, Pearl, Red coral, Emerald, Yellow sapphire, Diamond, Blue sapphire, Hessonite and Cat’s Eye – that sparkle up tableware and glass design.

Emerald Green

green interiors regal opulence emerald green sofasDid you know: green is the colour of harmony? Feeling collected is not only a state of mind. It starts with a state of our interiors. Why not add a sense of regal opulence to the equation? This leaves us with only one result: Emerald Green.

majestic spectacular drawing room nature a symbol of potencyDissolve into a majestic experience of emerald’s fertility. One moment in this spectacular drawing room will help you to recognize nature as shelter and a symbol of potency.

emerald green idesign bold colour mayfair apartment accents of green scattered with panacheEmerald Green is designed to stand out. It doesn’t scream to be noticed like many of its Hot Millennial cousins. It hypnotizes instead. The depth of this bold yet dignified colour can be admired in this Mayfair apartment, where accents of green have been scattered around with panache.

tropical luxe given a moody face dim lights sense of eternity space ochre and orpiment old tints interior designAnd finally, a throwback to all those exotic adventures that summer brought us this year. Except, this time tropical luxe is being given a moody face. Dim the lights and add a sense of eternity to the space. Try ochre and orpiment– after all, they are the oldest tints used by humans.

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