Down the runway, and up the driveway.
Fashion parallels interior and architecture trends. Whether it be inspired by texture, color, shape or social movements, it’s always interesting to see how ready-to-wear translates into interior and architectural design with similar creative applications. Here’s a few thought provoking trends as we navigate into 2022…
Cut-outs: Framing the view and revealing just enough to make you stare. In architecture, the juxtaposition of positive and negative space generates the dramatic pattern that makes it engaging.
Fringe & Flowers: Definitely a fun one, from hippy to hipster this trend seems creatively liberating. A touch is good, more is better, and too much is perfect. Let it fly.
Upcycling: What’s that? This movement is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, and unwanted objects into new materials for products of better quality for healthier environmental value. That’s a mouthful, here’s some examples. Tiles made from upcycled glass and plastic collected from the ocean are turned into beautiful floors and terrazzo inspired backsplashes. Beyond painting a garage sale dresser, think art install versus DIY. A Scandinavian fashion label, Rave Review, is reimagining ready-to-wear from nostalgic old overproduced fabrics, like Disney bedsheets. Sort of fun to wear Minnie Mouse with a pair of Manolos…
Color: Specifically green. Why green? Green represents growth, nature, and newness—sounds like a much needed and great philosophy these days. Your choice, a calm hue that mimics nature or a happy hue to raise your spirits. Wear it, paint it, upholster it or wallpaper it.
We hope you enjoyed pondering these design metaphors as much as we did. Begs the question, is it a chicken or egg situation? Who leads the way? Architects, interior or fashion designers? 🤷🏻♀️ We’re going with an artistic, collaborative effort. Sorry Anna! 😎
Thanks for all the content/images: Rave Review, Ladislav Kyllar, British Vogue, Interior Folk, Etsy, Serena and Lily, Vogue, Alice and Olivia, Elle Decor, Pinterest, Annie Selke, Jijjysmaison.com, The Spruce, fashion gum, Graham and Brown Alcazar wallpaper, Bocadolobo, and Versace.