NYFW Runway to Room: Japanese Minimalism

by Kelly Chronis
If you think Fashion Week is all about excess, then you're in for a surprise. At the S/S 14 shows, designers favored a minimal Japanese look, favoring sleek, modern silhouettes in pieces that are simultaneously understated and edgy. As their interior counterparts attest, Japanese minimalism is all about balancing simplicity and function without sacrificing style. Say goodbye to fanciful flourishes and say hello to clean lines and thoughtful designs. dh-having-a-moment-90s-grunge-thumbs-header
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  • OBI INFLUENCE
  • The InspirationPrabal Gurung's ballgown, belted with a front-facing obi.
  • The Translation: A structured table by Japanese designer Isamu Noguchi. $1,499, DWR.
 
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  • ON POINT
  • The InspirationDerek Lam's sharp silhouettes.
  • The TranslationA prismatic side table in powder coated aluminum. $705, DWR.
 
 
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  • DISC PROPULSION 
  • The InspirationThe gaping hole in Cushnie et Ochs' little black dress.
  • The TranslationA similarly spherical table lamp, available in black or white. $485, Hive Modern.
 
 
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  • NEUTRAL NUANCE
  • The Inspiration: Soft colors and natural forms, as seen in The Row's latest collection.
  • The TranslationNoguchi's biomorphic sofa and ottoman set. $10,975, Hive Modern.
 
 
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  • BRIGHT WHITE
  • The InspirationZero + Maria Cornejo's glowing collection.
  • The TranslationMayuhana's beaming bowl shaped light. Price Upon Request, Yamagiwa
 
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  • SCULPTURAL SURGE
  • The Inspiration: The well-formed curves in Carolina Herrera's collection.
  • The TranslationA traditional chair gone a little bit loopy. $7,590, Nova68.
 
 
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  • MOODY COLORS 
  • The InspirationThe dark addition to this Carolina Hererra dress.
  • The Translation: A Butterfly Stool in a sumptuous rosewood. $725, DWR.
 
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  • SOFT LINES
  • The InspirationVera Wang's slouchy pieces.
  • The TranslationYanagi's supple looking stool. $165, Hive Modern
Photographs: 1. Courtesy Lonny 2. Courtesy Style 3. Courtesy Free People 4-5. Courtesy Style 6. Courtesy Hive  7. Courtesy Lonny 8. Courtesy Balmain 9. Courtesy Style 10. Courtesy Elle Décor 11. Courtesy Style 12. Courtesy Robert Couturier 13. Courtesy Style 14. Courtesy Wall Paper Direct 15. Courtesy This Ivy House 16. Courtesy Gilles and Boissier 17. Courtesy Jonathan Adler 18. Courtesy Elle Décor Trend DecorationRobert McLeod for Architectural DigestRobert McLeod for Architectural Digest, Ben Andres for Dwell, DezeenDwellTakashi HommaRyota AtarashiHiroshi UedaAlessio Guarino, ContemporistRobert McLeod for Architectural DigestJean-Pierre Gabriel for Architectural Digest

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