Twice a year, we turn to the New York runways to inspire more than just the virtual cart of our dreams. We may look like we're checking out Jenny Packham tartan skirts and billowy Sies Marjan–glorified loungewear (we are), but we also have an ulterior motive: As models trot down the runways, we jot down the next big trends to come in home décor. In the age of Instagram, our favorite fashion influencers inspire more than how we dress. They dictate where we eat (Café Henrie), where we vacation (Positano), and how we decorate (with dusty-rose silks).
The science is simple. If we live in slip dresses, chances are we'll love soft cashmere throws and silk pillows, and if our wardrobe consists of Doc Martens and bomber jackets, then monochrome paisley pillows and skull ice tongs are likely to catch our eye. Which runway trend should you adopt at home this year? Observe the latest NYFW runways to find out.
If you thought tartan was reserved for your ski-chalet fireside throws and believed buffalo check was only allowed on your Fourth of July barbecue table, think again. Checkered prints are back in a big way this year—and they're paired with unexpected colors to suit your space year-round.
Somewhere at the crossroad of slip dresses and hygge comes a new comfort-inspired lifestyle trend that makes it acceptable to go out in pajama tops and turn your home into a spa. Cue all the cashmere throws, silk pillows, and Goop-approved turmeric hot toddies.
Furs, oversize wool coats, folklore-inspired brocades—all cardinal signs point to Eastern Europe for warm winter comfort. Blend dramatic flair with humble materials with high color contrast and lots of animal prints to channel the look.
Menswear on the runway is hardly groundbreaking, but this year's masculine leanings are oversize, minimal, and extra cozy. At home, expect gray wool tweeds as well as minimal pieces that convey a curated mix of power and comfort.
Did we just skip back to the early aughts? Because our teen angst is this year's comeback kid on the runway. Step into punk-rock nostalgia with plenty of paisley prints, skull memorabilia, and leather.
Red, Red Wine
Find us a runway show that didn't feature a healthy dose of burgundy tones, and we will bow down. Greenery may be Pantone's Color of the Year, but dark red is fashion's color of choice. Embrace those vamp vibes at home with blood-colored fur throws and cardinal-red circus poufs.
After the proliferation of the cool, monochrome downtown girl, it looks like the pendulum may be swinging back into uptown vernacular. Get ready to see a slew of animal prints, monograms, and unironic needlepoint in your near future.
Want to paint your room in runway red? We handpicked the hottest fiery hues of the year.