Passion for Fashion

The reviews are in, and after perusing photos and articles from February’s 2018 Fall Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan, London, and Paris, clear trends have emerged. I always find the place where my profession and my passion intersect to be so interesting. Fashion cycles so rapidly with styles changing in a matter of months, while decor world trends move at a much slower pace, cycling in years, even decades. But even at such different paces, there is always influence of decor on fashion, and fashion on decor, and those trends tend to make my heart speed up a little. The best of both worlds!

One of the clear trends of Fashion Week was a 1920s vibe, with soft feminine shapes, combined with ruffles and lace, but not a roaring '20s Gatsby style vibe, but more of a prairie, Midwest, take. I can’t help but think the minimalist farmhouse vibe we are seeing everywhere in the design world right now influenced this trend.

 Brock Collection via Forbes

Brock Collection via Forbes

i almost gasped when I saw this collection as I was instantly reminded of this farmhouse/modern DIY doily pendent I’d just run across. I thought it sweet, simple and a little bit country, just like the Fashion Week trend featured at so many houses in NY and Paris.

 The Decoist

The Decoist

The '80s also came on strong, but a very early '80s, end-of-the-'70s kind of way - when Studio 54 was going was strong and New Wave was just emerging as a fashion trend. The shoulder-duster earrings and strong minimalist silhouettes of St. Laurent definitely brought to mind a set of vintage early '80s chandeliers I’ve had my eye on.

 Yves St. Laurent via The Fashionista.

Yves St. Laurent via The Fashionista.

 1stdibs

1stdibs

Another look from the YSL collection reminded me of the chairs in this recently published Beverly Hills Estate. I’m not sure why - maybe the leggy yet curvy, sexy minimalism of both looks is what tied them together in my mind.

 Yves St Laurent via NY Post

Yves St Laurent via NY Post

 Jamie Bush via Elle Decor

Jamie Bush via Elle Decor

Another look all over the runways, especially in New York was plaid, in every technicolor combination possible!

 Michael Kors via The Fashionista

Michael Kors via The Fashionista

In a case of decor inspiring fashion, I can’t help but wonder if Scot Meacham Wood’s tartan mud room from the 2015 Hampton’s showhouse was the inspiration for the collection!

 Scot Meacham Wood

Scot Meacham Wood

Technicolor also made a big splash in in animal prints as well, and you know that makes this animal print loving girl very happy!

 Zadig & Voltaire

Zadig & Voltaire

Completely reminds me of one of my favorite interior fabrics, Le Tigre by Scalamandre. So luxurious and chic.

 Jeffrey Bilhuber via Architechtural Digest

Jeffrey Bilhuber via Architechtural Digest

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Warmly,

Beth