Runway to Room: Our Takeaways From Couture Week
As far as trends go, décor and fashion go hand in hand. Case in point: 2015 was the year of the boho revival, both on runways and in homes. At MyDomaine, we like to keep a close eye on what happens on the runway, as these trends very often make their way into our homes shortly after. Keep scrolling for our takeaways from this month’s S/S 16 Couture Fashion Week.
Designer Ronald van der Kemp gave off a very rock ’n’ roll–chic vibe for Couture Week this year. The designer applies upcycling techniques to fabrics like leather, plaid, feathers, and leopard to give his clothes an edgy, refined punk look. We’re expecting more edgy looks in décor this year, with black leather, brass, and moody rooms coming back in style.
Our takeaway: Rock ’n’ roll is alive and well.
Valentino’s runway featured Greek goddess–like boho essences with rich materials, gilded accents, and flowy silhouettes. Expect the look to translate to décor with ornamental accents, jewel-tone velvets, and antique pieces.
Our takeaway: Channel your inner Greek goddess.
Elie Saab’s collection inspiration ranged from English Victorian style to Indian essence, all in cool neutral tones and jeweled embroidery. In décor, expect more moody, neutral interiors with mixed metallics.
Our takeaway: Pump up the glam.
Zuhair Murad’s collection was very feminine, reintroducing the corset in new and unexpected ways, like on a revealing white lace minidress. This new take on feminine style lends itself well to décor, also, where delicate glimmering accents and colors are gaining popularity.
Our takeaway: Delicate femininity is in.
Maison Martin Margiela’s collection reminds us that it is worth taking risks sometimes and pushing creativity to its limits in order to achieve the desired effect. The décor world has seen its share of originality lately, with more organic shapes, unexpected materials, and geometric patterns than traditional styles.
Our takeaway: Let’s get weird.
Alexandre Vauthier adopted the safari look in bold new ways. His inspiration was that of a strong-willed woman, with feminine looks that are striking and powerful. We’re seeing the same movement in décor, with safari chairs, large banana-leaf plants, and distressed leather having a moment.
Our takeaway: Safari is here to stay.
Armani Privé’s runway show stunned in shades of lilac and purple. The gowns were ’30s inspired and unabashedly glamorous. This reminds us of the interiors that are both glam and minimal at once: simple lines, rich fabrics, and dark, moody colors.
Our takeaway: Making mauve cool again.
Classics exist for a reason: They never go out of style, which is exactly what Chanel’s suits represent to fashion. This year Chanel reintroduced its suits in a bold new silhouette, but with the same elegance of yesteryear. In décor, we’re noticing interiors that are extremely classic but firmly planted in the present with one or two strikingly modern elements.
Our takeaway: Classic always prevails.
Inspired by sailor uniforms and Sergeant Pepper coats, Bouchra Jarrar introduces a line that’s both military inspired and very high in contrast, mixing sumptuous furs with delicate lace, brocade, and rich leather. The differing textural elements allow the shapes of the garments to be simple without being boring. Interiors are seeing the same treatment, with textures and materials prevailing over ornate shapes.
Our takeaway: Play with contrasting materials.
Which trends did you notice during Couture Fashion Week? Share them with us in the comments below.