Tag Archives: Fashion Week September 2012

Veiled Influence

gossamer runway and the return of sheers

Carolina Herrara

Gone are the days of de rigueur voile curtains behind interlined panels, and most of us are glad of it.  The truth is curtains as we know them have changed radically in the last quarter century – due in part to mass marketed hard treatments, the popularity of roman shades, and window films that control UV.   I also have a theory that the way we live in the Google age of the 21st century, with the world ever more transparent, is changing the way we dress (women more than men) and decorate. Doesn’t it make sense that fashions fascination with over-exposure rages on?

During my days as a curtain workroom owner, I had occasion to work with many interior design creatives who culled inspiration from the boutiques of Madison Ave.   Last night while joyously clicking through the Fashion Week collections on Style.com I began to think about how the many peek-a-boo frocks might be re-envisioned as window decoration.

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Blue Plate Special

the emerging trends from Fashion Week

Christian Siriano

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It’s not news that runway trends impact interior design.  What does seem to of interest is the speed at which those trends make it to the decorating showrooms.  In the 19 short years since the birth of the internet, almost everything from headline news to tawdry gossip gets delivered at whiplash inducing speed.  So it is that Fashion Week September 2012 will become interior design September 2013 (or perhaps sooner.)   This week I’ve observed fashion designers favoring blue in an expansive range – here are my highlights.

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