If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to experience the blinding flashbulbs of paparazzi frantically trying to snap shots of New York’s elite and Hollywood’s A-list, head to New York Fashion Week. The biannual industry event has taken place since WWII and the week (more like 9 days!) is now sponsored by Mercedes Benz and held at New York’s Lincoln Center. Each Fashion Week, the industry’s top designers amass their teams to put on fabulous runway shows to allow buyers, media, and stylists to preview their upcoming collections.
Fashion Week has the ability to forecast upcoming color trends, patterns, and textiles that could play a key role in determining the direction of the interior design world. With so many of fashion’s heavy hitters, such as Missoni, Etro, and Versace, and even the trend setting designer Kelly Wearstler, dipping into both the fashion and home collection pools, it’s easy to see the importance of being aware of the trends at both ends of the design spectrum. The fashion world can ultimately dictate the direction of development here in the design room.
For the past two years, I’ve attended fall Fashion Week and the show that really stood out this year had to be Reem Acra’s Spring 2013 collection. While Reem Acra may not be the most familiar name in fashion, I can assure you that she is a key player in setting trends, and her style has influence on our latest designs. The Spring 2013 collection showcased quite a few looks in a variety of metallic gold and champagne hues, as well as classic black and white with a punch of color. An unexpected splash of neon colors were tinted up in the form of soft, ethereal pastels which also played into the mix. Another notable element was the sense of mixed textures, which was relevant throughout the entire collection.
Here at Bloomsburg Carpet, we have already begun to incorporate some of 2013’s hottest trends, while still maintaining the timeless, elegant look that is our signature. With the recent introduction of the Oz and Toto designs by Lisa Slayman, fashion and interior design collide to give us the best of both worlds. Oz and Toto are both created in our highest quality construction, with a cut & loop design featuring two different pile heights to give the ultimate high-fashion, luxurious look in terms of texture. In addition, Oz features both wool and viscose yarns, bringing in a hint of glamour to the design. Available in four fresh, yet classic colors that are easily incorporated into just about any space, these designs are sure to be in high demand for years to come. To add even more visual interest, look to infuse your space with throw pillows and accessories in pops of color. These can be switched out with the seasons and add a bit more personality to a room, just like a new pair of shoes would do to compliment your wardrobe!
In the design room, we’re always looking for new weaving techniques to develop, yarns to incorporate, and patterns to create. What’s hot on my heels right now? Metallic yarns, classic black and white patterns, and new ideas on creating texture within the carpet designs themselves. Fashion Week has left me inspired, and I hope our new designs inspire you!
For more information on the Oz and Toto designs, head over to our website and check out the designs by California-based interior designer Lisa Slayman. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn now!