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do you believe that fashion trends and interior design trends are related?

if so, then based on the spring 2020 women’s ready-to-wear collections in milan and paris, jungle and tropical prints and colors are on trend.

noir kei ninomiya | spring 2020 ready-to-wear | 27 september 2019 | paris, france

looks 1, 31, and 34
hats by azuma makoto made of ferns, palms, and moss
photos courtesy of noir kei ninomiya via vogue


valentino | spring 2020 ready-to-wear | 29 september 2019 | paris, france

looks 29, 40, 34, and 48
naive jungle prints inspired by 19th-century artist henri rousseau
photo credits filippo fior / gorunway.com via vogue


dolce & gabbana | spring 2020 ready-to-wear | 22 september 2019 | milan, italy

looks 25, 26, 118, and 24
sicilian jungle prints
photo credits filippo fior / gorunway.com via vogue


mezzanine | the greenbriar hotel | white sulphur springs, WV

renovated by dorothy draper during the 1940’s | refreshed by her protégé carleton varney in 2007

brazillance wallpaper | dorothy draper(r) fabrics & wallcoverings

designed by dorothy draper for the arrowhead springs hotel | san bernadino, CA | 1937
photo credits dorothy draper & company and the greenbriar via facebook

do you read elle decor?  the june 2015 issue featured patchwork curtains in the library of a london home, designed by studio peregalli.


library | hampstead, london, united kingdom | interior design by studio peregalli

photo credit simon upton

since then, i’ve been noticing patchwork everywhere.  it seems to be a fall 2015 fashion trend.

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1 | gianvito rossi | suede pumps

photo credit netaporter.com

2| roger vivier | prismik suede sandals

photo credit luisaviaroma.com

3| bottega veneta | patent leather pumps with black metal bow

photo credit netaporter.com

4| gianvito rossi | suede ankle boots

photo credit netaporter.com

5| prada | suede ankle boots

photo credit barneys new york

6| burberry prorsum suede over the knee boots

photo credit netaporter.com
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1| the row | sequined linen shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman

2| fendi | baguette studded shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman

3|  chloe | python shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman


1| chloe | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

2| etro | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit kim weston arnold/indigitalimages.com

3| rodarte | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

4| chloe | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

one of my friends has even started quilting.


quilts of gee’s bend

1| essie bendolph pettway (b. 1956) | roman stripes variation | 1997

2| willie abrams (1897-1987) | roman stripes variation | circa 1975

photo credits auburn.edu

according to new york interior decorator, mario buatta:

‘i think the pendulum is taking a swing back to romanticism.  in fashion we are seeing more colors, florals, and prints.  people are responding to happier moments in what they are wearing.’

-‘what’s modern now?’ | elle decor | july 2015

does patchwork seem romantic, retro, or modern now?

i have to admit to being the fortunate owner of a few (okay, pretty many) pairs of christian louboutin shoes.  my taste in shoes parallels my taste in furniture.  simple, classic, yet modern designs.  silhouette pieces.

christian louboutin | simple pumps 70mm

christian louboutin | ron ron zeppa 85mm

photo credits christian louboutin

‘a shoe is a shape,  first and foremost:

if its structure is good, it can be enriched with all manner of details,

a house is the same.’

-christian louboutin

christian louboutin

photo credit showstudio

christian louboutin is renovating his house in paris.  as part of the renovation, he is installing pyramid shaped skylights that were inspired by the silhouette of parisian rooftops.  the pyramid skylights that enrich the structure of his house could be compared to the spikes that enhance the shape of his shoes.  a trend setting, yet classic detail.

spikes also enhance the shape of jonathan browning’s anjou table.  it seems that shoe shapes and furniture silhouettes are actually quite similar.

pyramid skylights

christian louboutin renovating his house in paris

jonathan browning | anjou cocktail table

christian louboutin | fifi spikes 120mm

photo credits todd selby | jonathan browning | christian louboutin
compare the similarities between the silhouettes of christian louboutin shoes and holly hunt furniture.
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holly hunt | peso side table

holly hunt | peso side tables

christian louboutin | bana 140 mm

photo credits holly hunt | christian louboutin

between christian louboutin and cappellini.

nendo|cappellini|ribbon taboret

nendo for cappellini | ribbon stools

nendo for cappellini | ribbon stool

christian louboutin | june 100 mm

photo credits cappellini | nendo | christian louboutin

india madhavi bishop stools | hyde park townhouse | london, united kingdom | interior design by shh

india madhavi | bishop stools

christian louboutin | flo 120 mm

photo credits shh | india madhavi | christian louboutin

do you think that the similarities are striking?

click here to read the selby’s 15 january 2013 interview with christian louboutin, which includes photographs of his house and studio in paris.

two influential fashion designers, marc jacobs and dolce & gabbana, filled the runways of their spring/summer 2013 fashion shows with stripes.

stripes | marc jacobs | spring/summer 2013 fashion show | new york | 10 september 2012

photo credit scott schulman | the satorialist

stripes | interior design by alessandra branca

photo credit thibault jeanson | ELLE decor

stripes | dolce & gabbana | spring/summer 2013 fashion show | milan | 23 september 2012

photo credit IMAXtree | fashionologie.com

stripes | interior design by shelia bridges

photo credit william waldron | ELLE decor

how much do you think that fashion trends influence interior design?