Spring 2015 color and style trends in fashion and interiors showcase a return to our roots as individuals and collectively as a global community. Designs reflect a connection to our ancestral and adoptive cultures while creating a new imprint that reflects our current times. After reviewing a dazzling selection of this season’s trend items (which are so juicy good), I distilled the flurry of trends down to three themes:
Reuse: the recycling of furniture and accessories, such as industrial components, to create upscale designs that are also environmentally conscious. This trends is found more often in home interiors.
Retro: vintage, rustic and heritage collectables remain as originally introduced and incorporated into collections or are being revamped with a modern interpretation.
Remix: a combination of design styles from contemporary cosmopolitan to boho chic and everything in between to create dramatic and adventurous individual spaces and wardrobes.
The trends are visually translated into a variety of gorgeous aesthetic options in fabric, embellishment, silhouette, materials and color. What makes this season so exciting is the unexpected and brilliant ways of integrating all of these styles – from regal to rustic, rustic to retro – into harmonious, clever and decadent spaces from our closets to our curios.
Here are some of the stand out trend items and ways you can incorporate them into your beautiful lifestyle:
By now you’ve probably heard Pantone’s announcement of Marsala as the color of the year. Below are some ways to add Marsala to your wardrobe, beauty and home mix.
Every season, Pantone announces the color hues that will dominate the conversation in fashion and interiors. Spring ’15 has a veracious spectrum of vibrant and subdued colors for interiors. Fashion has a more abbreviated chart. Cross over colors include blues, rose, corals, browns and greys. What is especially exciting for Spring is the dynamic, adventurous and decadent combinations of color to create a rich backdrop for individual interpretation. You will see color, shapes and arrangements that are remixed to speak to space and its inhabitants.
Thierry Mugler/Turning Point blog/East Coast Creative blog
Patterns are funky, fresh, bizarre and breathtaking. The range of patterns is like being on a playground with an endless assortment of games and activities. Polka dots, stripes of all sizes and directions, grandiose florals and even, gingham is featured in apparel and interior fashions. The range of creative combinations in patterns and colors from rugs to wallpaper, dresses to shoes, make this trend category bold and beautiful.
Jonathan Saunders – The Rug Co/Dries Van Noten/Knowles and Christou/Alberta Ferretti/Sophia Webster/Martyn Lawrence Bullard
It’s a new century of flapper fabulosity with modern and edgy sass. You will find fringe on purses, dresses, skirts, pillows and furniture. Keeping in swinging step, tassels are experiencing a resurgence as pillow, drape and furniture accents. In fashion, you will find tassels added to dresses, jackets in chic and classy ways. Below are a few trend pieces that add great style to your wardrobe and home. Overall, the retro appeal of selections in this category are simultaneously nostalgic and fresh.
Alberta Ferretti/Laura Kirar at McGuire chair/Shoecaster shoes
The tree that fell in the woods continues to be reclaimed and reborn into exquisite pieces of furniture. The merger of rustic elements with contemporary design is showing up in showrooms everywhere. Keep your eyes open for handmade treasures by craftspeople who work with reclaimed materials. These tables are some of the most intriguingly beautiful pieces that captured my attention.
Brabbu furniture (first two images)
Brass is back baby. That ‘90’s trim that saturated facets and countertops is back on top as the metal du jour. Show those pennies from heaven a little bit more respect, because copper is a close second as one of the season’s favorite design metals from flatware to lighting. Look for a full mix of metals for furniture to tableware, fabric to jewelry. One visually interesting design trend is the integration of metals and woods in geometric and organic shapes for distinctive statement pieces (as shown above).
Tom Dixon lighting/Kartell Chairs/Lanvin necklace
Spring is an exciting season. Probably one of my favorite in many years. You’ve got plenty of options for creative expression of beauty on your individual terms. As always, if you would like my creative eye to assist you in integrating any of these trends to fit your style , just drop a note.