There's something fascinating and majestic about watching models parade down a runway in bold, exuberant outfits that you know won't even hit the shelves for another few months. Fashion reinvents itself so frequently, it's no wonder designers are at the cutting edge of creativity and trends. Twice a year, they hit the runways during fashion week to display their ultimate vision for the seasons to come. What's even more interesting is many designer collections during fashion week carry common themes—similar color palettes, fabrics, patterns, or shapes are not uncommon.
But runway trends don't just inspire fashion—they dictate Pantone color trends and even influence how we decorate our homes. Fashion week collections are a great place to get inspiration for interior ideas. So now that we've seen runway shows for Fall/Winter 18 from New York to Milan to London and now Paris, we're dissecting the hottest trends that will grace our closets and our homes. From ornate brocade to pale pastels and shimmery metallics, here are the 2018 décor trends that fashion girls will undoubtedly love.
Max Mara, Jonathan Simkhai, Missoni
Fur has been a prominent staple in both fashion and interiors for quite a few years now, but this season's runways were filled with a specific type of fur: Fluffier and curlier teddy coats and scarves in shades of brown, beige, and gray dominated designer collections from Missoni to Max Mara and Coach.
Try this at home: Swap out your white Mongolian fur pillows for curlier and darker options for a fresh, modern take on fur at home.
3.1 Phillip Lim, A.L.C., Cacharel
Pastels are nothing new in the world of fashion, but this season's pastels were so pale, they were almost white. Think icy blues, cool lilacs, or off-white tones with just a tinge of yellow or green. This was adopted by designers from Alena Akhmadullina to Kenzo, Delpozo, and many more.
Try this at home: Give your space a quick pale pastel update with a pillow or a vase—or go all out by painting an entire room. Pale pastels make wonderful paint colors.
Erdem, Kenzo, Albino Teodoro
If this season's runways are any indication, brocade and jacquard will be huge this coming winter—so get ready to feel a little fancy. We saw the ornate silk pattern dominate the runways of Moschino, Josie Natori, Albino Teodoro, Kenzo, and more.
To try at home: Brocade is already a staple in classic or traditional interiors, but you can also incorporate the pattern in a modern environment by playing with tone and fresh colors in accent pillows or even larger upholstery.
Stella Jean, Alexander Wang
Maybe this fashion week falling on the same week as the 2018 Winter Olympics inspired more than a few designers because there was a decidedly sporty feel on this season's runways. We expected it from more traditionally sporty designers like Moncler, but others like Rosie Assoulin, Alexander Wang, and Stella Jean also had sports-inspired influences in their collections.
To try at home: Give bold primary colors a try, embrace stripes, or opt for more casual textiles like jersey or cotton in your accessories.
Delpozo, Anna Sui, Prabal Gurung
It seems that color-blocking is making a comeback, especially when it comes to red and pink. The bright combo was everywhere on fashion week runways this season, adopted by prominent designers from Anna Sui to Milly, Derek Lam, and Prada.
To try at home: Tone-on-tone is already a staple in minimalist interiors, so pair your pink and red accessories together to create a bold monochrome statement.
Emilio Pucci, Tibi
It seems like we could all use a little extra padding—whether physically or emotionally—in today's landscape because fashion designers embraced matelassé this season. The quilted pattern was a favorite on the runways of Giorgio Armani, Prada, Norma Kamali, and Emilio Pucci, among others.
To try at home: Refresh your bedding with a matelassé quilt, or try the quilts of Louise Gray, which are so beautiful they can be hung on the wall as art.
Anna Sui, Bottega Veneta, Coach
Look on the bright side—cheery marigold tones were all over the runways. The bright hue was seen in solid form on silk pajamas and in floral patterns on maxi skirts, often paired with black or yellow. Designers from Coach to Anna Sui and Bottega Veneta seemed particularly fond of the bold hue.
To try at home: Bring a little sunshine into your space with a vase or a pillow, or try a larger statement like a marigold velvet chair or sofa. Yellow silk overdyed rugs can also make a stunning statement.
Monique L'Huillier, Creatures of Comfort, Cynthia Rowley
Polka dots might be reminiscent of late-'80s and early-'90s wardrobes, but it seems as though they are definitely making a comeback in 2018 in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Cynthia Rowley, Monique Lhuillier, RedValentino, and House of Holland all adopted the bold pattern in their collections.
To try at home: Large black-and-white polka dots can feel a little intimidating in a space, so try smaller dots on a pillow or on your bedding.
Versace, Anna Sui
When we saw multiple designers, from Versace to House of Holland and Anna Sui, all adopting these bold varsity-style scarves, we knew it was an unexpected trend that would pave its way to our closets.
Try this at home: Give your space a nostalgic nod by adding a felt flag from your college days, or adopt bold plaid or argyle patterns in your soft accents.
Milly, Antonio Marras, Cushnie Et Ochs
Runways this season weren't shy in shine—waxed metallics and sequins were all over the runways. But one metallic dominated over all others: shiny silver. We saw it in glossy leather form, in muted sequins and feathers, even on puffer coats. Jenny Packham, Milly, and Cushnie et Ochs were all fans.
To try at home: Brass has been all the rage in recent years, so start reintroducing silver and chrome into your space with small accessories like votives and trays or even hardware.
Jonathan Simkhai, Zimmermann, A.L.C.
Menswear continues to dominate fall and winter runways, but designers this year had a particular affinity for gray and brown checked patterns. Designers from Jonathan Simkhai, Bottega Veneta, and Phillip Lim all adopted the classic pattern.
To try at home: Try a checked pattern in your bedding or in small accents like pillows and throws. We've also seen the pattern pop up on rugs in recent home collections.
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