When it comes to style, we just can’t help ourselves – and if the home design inspiration strikes, we’re ready.
As Fall 2016 NYFW comes to a close, we find ourselves nearly overwhelmed by the amazing collections and incredibly well dressed celebrities who were sitting front row. From the faux fur to the bold prints, NYFW was full of great textures and visually striking designs that made us swoon! Here’s our recap of fashion’s biggest week of the year – and how it translates to home decor.
Overall, it was a great week for glam. From the Kardashian-West clan decked out in coordinating white ensembles to the incredibly fierce Lady Gaga closing the show at Marc Jacobs, we didn’t see a single bit of sparkle and 1920’s chic that we didn’t like. If you’re the type that wants to match the contents of your closet to your cozy faux fur throw, then you’re in luck. Rachel Zoe’s elegantly tailored collection made us feel like we were at home with that effortless, modern twist on old Hollywood glam she does so well.
When it comes to starpower, Diane von Furstenberg did not disappoint. Her eclectic taste and style innovations were on point this year, debuting 80’s inspired jumpsuits and floor length wrap dresses in the most flattering of jewel tones. The hair was bigger, and the makeup was glamorous. DVF stayed true to her eclectic roots by playing with patterns, but she took a decidedly more glossy approach that had us envisioning velvet couches and decadent chandeliers. You won’t find us arguing with the results – we can already picture ourselves lounging on a velvet chaise with a martini in hand. What do you think – shaken, or stirred?
But not all the collections this week involved shimmer and sequins. Minimalist designs with a focus on high quality construction and tailored fits were still popular. Personally, we found ourselves bewitched by the classic, clean lines of Vera Wang and the pleasing pops of color she skillfully wove into the collection – never too much, and always in the interest of good taste. Although the vintage inspired showings were strong, we can safely say that modern design is not on its way out yet – not when it looks this good.
Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the outstandingly bold prints and loud colors that made an appearance in nearly every show at some point. The looks from Fall 2016 were all about being seen and heard, with attention grabbing patterns and powerful color combinations that were definitely intended to cause notice. Rag & Bone debuted a contemporary collection that played with both of these trends, without pushing the envelope too far into the garish category. Continuing the trend of mixing patterns and colors to create visual interest, we remind ourselves not to get complacent with design and to always be looking to seek out home design inspiration that reflects on our true personalities. Life is far too short to blend in!