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.
It’s fashion week in New York and I’m wondering – am I the only person that quietly imagines the possible mash-ups between fashions latest arbiters and the luminaries of interior design? I spent part of last evening reviewing the collections of the day on Style.com (my not-so-secret internet vice.) Of course it would be hard to say that an interior designer was directly influenced by a fashion designer, or vice-versa, but I like to ponder the possibilities.
Here are my picks for the best fashions from today’s runway shows, and the women of the interior design industry I’d like to dress in them. Who knows, I might have a career in personal shopping. These combinations have me imagining a Bergdorf Goodman – Barney’s New York – Saks Fifth Avenue marathon, with architectural drawings, a scale ruler, and a bag full of swatches in hand.