Fashion for the Home: Catwalk to Cushions
The connection between the fashion world and interior design has long been established, with brands such as Mission making the move into the Home market in 1983. Each season, we see our favourite designers create beautiful looks for our wardrobes, and these patterns, colours and styles inevitably get transferred to interior collections ensuring our homes are as stylish. More and more fashion designers are creating their own stand-alone lines, from Versace to Roberto Cavalli, as a way to express their creativity in a longer-lasting way.
It’s now easier than ever to get your fashion fix at home thanks to soft furnishings from Calvin Klein or Bella Freud’s signature slogans on cosy cushions. We take a closer look at some of our favourite fashion for the home pieces and their catwalk inspirations….
The stalwarts of fashion for the home, Missoni have been creating timeless pattern-led pieces for our home since the 80s. Whether you opt for the signature zigzag or classic stripes, it’s easy to see why Missoni Home remains a firm favourite for the fashion-led interior.
Fashion is ephemeral and this is its great charm. Home is long-lasting like elegance. Rosita Missoni.
Every bit as chic as her fashion line, Bella Freud’s cushions and candles are emblazoned with her signature designs including Ginsberg is God, 1970 and Je t’aime Jane. Perfect for making a statement in any space, slogans will never go out of style.
People are really interested in expressing themselves through the style in their homes, not just clothing. Bella Freud
Internationally renowned for his signature aesthetic, fashion pack favourite Matthew Williamson has translated his love of colour, pattern and texture into a home collection. Inspired by his travels across the globe, his candles use vivid designs inspired straight from his catwalk looks.
One of my favourite countries to visit is India. I’ve been there over thirty times now as it’s a place which continues to inspire me and my work. It felt right to create Jaipur Jewel as my ode to India. Matthew Willaimson
London-based fashion and celebrity stylist Nana Acheampong shares her thoughts on fashion for the home and what her next season predictions are...
The link between catwalk trends to interiors is seamless. Every season it is evident to see how the hottest catwalk trends can soon be seen in our homes. The catwalk provides a constant source of inspiration not just for our wardrobes but also what we will be buying for our homes. For SS20 one of my favourite trends is tangerine as I am a huge fan of all things bright and beautiful. Adding a pop of colour is an instant mood lifter and can totally change the tone and feel of any room. My favourite designers that smashed this trend on SS20 catwalks include Stella McCartney, Emilia Wickstead and Prada to name a few. One of my predictions for AW20 is that toffee shades from the catwalks of Margaret Howell, Agnona and Rejina Pyo will soon be making its way to some great interior pieces.
OK magazine writer and fashion stylist Megan Reese shares her take on the different pace with home fashion and why Missoni Home is a timeless choice...
Working in fashion, I’m used to seeing new trends come up every season, whether it be a new coveted shade, a must-have cut or a modern day take on retro style, there’s constantly something new to lust after. But with homes, the turnover isn’t quite so fast, which is a relief otherwise we would have to be redesigning our living rooms every few months. No, the correlation between fashion and homeware trends is far more subtle, albeit a colour craze, or within fabrics and textures. Take Missoni, for example, their synonymous prints are so timeless and iconic that they move with ease from fashion to homeware. A print that never goes out of style, that’s the sort of fashion trend you want to transcend into your home. A more classical piece, as you will, rather than a fad you will grow out of and tire from before the end of the year.