We know that sometimes this crossover is not always a good fit, but when they come together just right, it can be beautiful. Decor and couture have often had ties to each other historically, and the styles and trends sometimes even follow each and become intermingled. Recently it has become more and more common that a fashion designer will design a room, building or product. Similarly an interior designer might also put out a fashion line.
“I’ve long believed that the eye runs naturally from the catwalk to the kitchen.”
Anna Wintour, Editor of US Vogue
Here are a few of our favorite crossover designs that we’ve seen recently. Click any image for a larger version.
This THG line entitled “POEMES by Chantal Thomass” was designed by the French Lingerie Designer Chantal Thomass. To decorate the bathroom, THG and Thomass revisit the tradition of the boudoir with ultra-refined and super-chic fixtures crafted from white porcelain and decorated with delicate silver borders. The collection hints covertly at sexuality with plenty of frills, ribbons and flounce. “Where at home can you hear the gentle murmur of flowing water?” said Thomass. “Where can you make yourself as beautiful as you can be? Because it is more than a simple room, because it is a prelude to the game of seduction, I choose to transform the bathroom over in our own brand image. It is now a space for lovers alone; a place of total seduction.”
The THG POEMES Collection by Chantal Thomass can be found on THGUSA.com
Visit the Chantal Thomass website at: http://www.chantalthomass.fr
The Missoni brand was officially born in 1953 and has since become a high style Italian fashion house. Now the Missoni family has their own hotel (to be a line of 5 hotels by 2012), which of course they’ve designed themselves. The completed £50 million project in Edinburgh Scotland took four years, and now has a five-star rating after opening just a few months ago. Each room is different throughout this hotel as I’m sure you would assume would be the case. This first interior design image of the bar is our absolute favorite from this hotel. The cropped versions that they have on their website don’t do the bar justice because they don’t show the full vertical view of the chairs with the lighting, so we had to use the background image. All photos by Hotel Missoni. Please visit the Hotel Missoni at http://www.hotelmissoni.com/
Christian Lacroix is a famous high-end French fashion designer who has designed 17 atmospheres for each of the 17 rooms for the Petit Moulin hotel in Le Marais, Paris. The designs take on many different looks, much like his fashion lines. Visit the hotel’s website at: http://www.paris-hotel-petitmoulin.com
Versace Home is an interior design branch of the famous brand that brings the essence of Versace style. The main sources of inspiration include neoclassic, baroque and ultra-modern styles. The collection was designed for those of us with a strong taste for details and decoration. Versace Home often uses contrasting moods, mixing classic and modern, offering a variety of sophisticated hints and inspirations for very contemporary homes. Warm tones of woods, golden laquers, soft lines and clean graphic shapes mixed to baroque volutes, gold, silver and stunning velvets and silks are the essence of their collections. Versace Home: http://www.verim-homecollection.com/en
Even French designer Philippe Starck has crossed over from his interior design, industrial design and luxe object designs to his own fashion line of ready-to-wear clothing for men and women. Well known for his amazing designs (past Philippe Starck posts), his fashion line also brings a similar style. A collaboration with Scottish cashmere company Ballantyne, Starck’s collection has 30 pieces for men and 30 for women. This line was a designed by Philippe Starck: http://www.starck.com/ ; and produced by Ballantyne: http://www.ballantyne.it