From Showroom To Runway
A look at the increasingly well-traveled intersection between fashion and design
A chair with a curved back reminiscent of a collar can be a tip of the hat to the fashion world. Inspired by fine furniture, a fashion designer might add a whimsical fringe to a skirt or jacket. On-trend colors, patterns, and textures regularly cross the boundaries between furniture and fashion, creating a cross-pollination that reshapes the definition of style in both disciplines.
Highly publicized collaborations between prominent fashion designers and established home furnishings brands are increasing as consumers demand a full lifestyle experience. The established equity in each brand creates a synergy that benefits both. Fashion designers who have translated their signature styles into High Point showrooms include couture masters such as Badgley Mischka, and iconic brands such as Kelly Wearstler and Ralph Lauren for E. J. Victor. Presenting their collections at Market, they gain access to a luxury home and furniture sector that will reach $27 billion by 2020, according to Allied Market Research.