Sydney Fashion Week 2013 & what’s in store for Interiors

Art, Fashion, Furniture, Interior trends, Uncategorized

Sydney Fashion Week was held in April 2013 and showcased the fabulous new fashion trends that we are not only going to see on fashionista’s but also in our Interiors. See this you tube clip for an overview.  I find that fashion always leads the way and influences what will be happening in Interior trends by about 2 years.

Fashion designers that showed their new ranges at Sydney Fashion Week 2013 were Aurelio Costarella, Whitney Eve, Toni Maticevski, Collette Dinnigan, Blesse’d are the meek, Carl Kapp, An ode to no one, Nana Judy, Akira and more.

Trends that are coming to your wardrobe and our interiors are:  Metallics; Brights in aquas, red violets, pinks, oranges; Warm based neutrals in varying tones of beige; 1920’s art inspired wasabi green, bisque, tapioca, chartreuse and still some remnants of greys.

So how is this going to translate into interiors?  I think interiors will steer away from the grey colourings with the steel metals to warm metallics like golds and warm based neutrals along with murky muted 1920 colours through to the brights that we have been seeing in fashion for the last year.  Interiors may also see the vintage and pastels theme continue.  Maybe the below mood board will give you a feel for what I predict we will see in our interiors in the next one to two years here in Australia.  What are your thoughts, would love to see your comments below.

 

Arts and Crafts

Art, Textiles
I was just thinking about how craft is trending at the moment. A certain market of people tend to be leaning away from mass produced to the crafted handmade industry.  I read something along those lines today on twitter (I think)……

Which reminded me of a book about William Morris that my Great Aunt gave me years ago. It was an illustrated biography of William Morris’ life and how he was tired of the industrial revolution with its mass production and went back to producing beautiful hand made textiles, fabrics, rugs and how this started the whole of the Arts and Crafts movement.

There is something special about the return to the simple process that a handmade piece of Art or Craft requires along with the uniqueness and originality that it automatically possesses.  

Can I encourage you to make or buy some art or craft. It’s such a great feeling of accomplishment to know that you created something yourself or to have an original handmade item adorning your space.

 

William Morris – Then
William Morris – Now

William Morris – Willow Bough design
William Morris Wallpaper Design 1896

William Morris tiled fireplace
Miss USA Susie Castillo, William Morris inspired gown.

William Morris, Petroglyph Vessel – Blown Glass.