As one of our most favorite men famously stated, “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” That’s Ralph Lauren if you hadn’t already guessed. In every area of design, style plays a tremendous role. After all, most design jobs wouldn’t exist if personal style wasn’t as important as it is today. In this segment of Transcendent Trends, we’re breaking down the three biggest takeaways from New York Fashion Week: Fall 2015 and matching the looks with their respective interior design counterparts. Transcendent indeed.
Perusing some of the must-see designers of NYFW, we noticed that the designs were a little dark, reminiscent of a grown-up Wednesday Adams. Of the collections we saw, those that stood out particularly were Thom Browne and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Neither of the esteemed designers are new to the couture game nor are they shy, making them the best shows to spot new and evolving trends. If your style is uniform, oftentimes monochromatic, and usually reserved, we think you might be a chip off of the Dark Diva block. Not necessarily a new trend, Dark Diva showcases subtle restraint and precise execution in all design facets, from properly laced tops and harshly striped skirts. It would only make sense that this trend’s design match-up perfectly reflected the aesthetic’s gothic tone. If you recognize yourself as having this personal style, consider sprinkling some into your home as well with modern steampunk lighting fixtures, animal inspired side tables, and eerily beautiful portraits and paintings.
One of our personal favorites, the seventies style is back and its better than ever. With cleverly composed ensembles by Burberry and Lanvin, you’re sure to see this look over and over again through the upcoming fall season. Layered bohemian prints and fabrics, beads, texture, and a “What? These old things?” mentality, Seeing Seventies is the modern era’s take on that undeniably classic decade. If you can’t quite part with your braided hair and velvet detailed poncho, then you might be a Seeing Seventies child. Pair your polyester with a home to match: lots of plants (specifically cacti) mid-century inspired art, and teak side tables to round out the look. Sprinkle in so funky glassware and a woven boho rug and you’re all set for Fall 2015.
We can always count on Lanvin and The Row to showcase an irresistibly sweet silhouette and last year’s fashion week was no exception. Ladylike and full of luster, the Subtle Sophisticate trend plays up fragility and bold cuts like high-neck tops and biased skirt lengths. If you’re drooling at the thought of a powder pink pantsuit, you might be a Subtle Sophisticate. We picture your lovely loft having contemporary art displays, simple Scandinavian furniture offset by weighty sculptures and marble flooring, and plenty of powdery colors. Don’t be afraid to up the glam factor with metals like gold and silver and add depth with heavily textured throw pillows and area rugs. After all, there is nothing more sophisticated than a well-balanced home.
As fashion mavens, we’re constantly on the lookout for trends that we can incorporate into all facets of our lives: clothes, accessories, shoes, and our homes. Feel free to mix and match these styles and blend them with your own personal twist. If fashion is all about expression, then expression is highly, highly encouraged.