As I’m sure you’re all aware, last week London Fashion Week descended on the capital and flooded the streets with stylish megababes in extravagant outfits.
We all paid close attention to the shows as the week unfolded, as we believe that it’s important for the world of design to take huge influences from the world of fashion in order to understand what is currently on trend with the masses. We were even lucky enough to attend the Matthew Williamson show thanks to our friends at Bolon.
Fashion and design go hand in hand, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest trends on the catwalk during LFW SS15 and think about what impacts they might make when applied to the design industry.
Seventies trends were rife on the catwalk this year; from glitter, to flares, to platforms, the decade of dance has been well and truly revived by designers such as Tom Ford.
Within the design world this could point to a number of possibilities: brown, yellow & orange patterns coming back with a bang in wallpaper and flooring, deep woods being revived within furniture, glittery accessories taking your mantelpiece by storm, or perhaps the living room disco ball will just make a much-needed comeback at long last (I’m not sure if those ever existed but if not, why not?).
Fluff & Fur
Cool young brands such as Shrimps, founded by Londoner Hannah Weiland, filled their collections with fluff and faux fur aplenty in soft pastel colours. This could be great for interior design, popularising thick shaggy rugs in soft pastel pink that swallow your feet upon touch down and furry accessories such as scatter cushions, throws and – if Design Junction was anything to go by – fluffy lamp shades!
Danielle Romeril dressed her models in head to toe khaki, every one of them looked like they were about to explore the jungle. Khaki is a simple concept that comes around on the trend wheel again and again and never disappoints. A simple example? Imagine a minimalist khaki slim line sofa with copper legs and a matching chair. Perfect.
Burberry Prorsum had a rainbow colour palette, but the clashing of those colours was the key to the featured looks. Expect paint splat effects in contrasting shades, patchwork furniture, and storage with clashing door faces.
What were some of your favourite trends from SS15 London fashion week? How do you think they’d translate into interior and furniture design? We’d love to hear your ideas!