“Fashion trends may be ephemeral, but they tend to get immortalized in interior designs”
Our homes, just like our clothes, are an expression of our individual self and our creativity. And often, our preference in fashion influences that in our interiors. The colours and patterns that we see on the runway make their way into our lives as interior trends.
The voluminous balloon sleeves that we so admire on a dress may inspire us to go bold with décor in our homes, making it to interior design trends 2022! So many intricate chandeliers are inspired by jewellery, and so on. Fashion and interior design are interconnected at multiple levels. They both work with the same elements – materials, colour and texture, prints and patterns, shape and form. And, they both are influenced by the cultural and social scenarios around us. Look at the work of interior design firms, and you will find a lot of overlapping of influences.
Great fashion brands like Gucci, Armani and Jean-Paul Gautier have launched home lines bringing runway flavour to homes, thereby impacting home interior trends.
For us at MADS Creations, the clothes that catch our fancy as we scroll down insta, or flip through a glossy magazine, have a tendency to remain in our sub-conscious. Some colours and patterns, certain shapes and silhouettes keep coming back to us, and make their way into the design of a furniture piece, light or an interior design. It is not always a conscious decision, just a subliminal expression.
Patterns have a way of grabbing your attention and staying with you for a long time. Often, while selecting wallpapers or textiles for our project, we see patterns and shades inspired by fashion. The black-and-white check pattern of the pouffes that you see here had caught our attention from an old Alexander Mcqueen dress. There was something alluring about its clean and striking look. It lends a certain chicness to our custom made luxury furniture, and offers a refreshing visual break within the formal set-up.
There are colours everywhere around us, and we are soaking in their aura at all times. But certain shades, when seen in combination with other colours, suddenly present to us a new, invigorating look. JW Anderson’s use of colours in this runway creation has something very refreshing about it. It offers a real pop-out element. When we were looking for bright hues to make the unique silhouette of this luxury piece of furniture stand out, we knew what colour to opt for. Top interior trends for 2022 indicate a return to warm colours. And this interior takes care of that.
When it comes to inspiration, jewellery, architecture and design have fed each other for centuries. Whether it is the ornate tradition of olden times or the more geometric and minimal patterns and soft curves of modern design, there is a definite link among them. You will see the similarity between the curves and loops of Bea Bongiasca jewellery and our modern lights.
It is intriguing and strange how influences trickle down into your sub-conscious and surface when we get down to designing. The Ralph and Russo long dress, with its diaphanous fabric and exquisite construction, offers a delicacy and lightness that speaks of fairytale charm and glamour. There is a sensuousness and romantic vibe that is associated with translucent and glossy surfaces that make them timeless. Glass, mirror and lustrous surfaces of luxurious marble present this same sophistication and romance in these spaces designed by us. The resultant lightness balances the large dimension of the space and the larger-than-life design elements. A walk through these portals makes you feel as if you are gliding on clouds.
If there isa singular, supreme inspiration that is infinite for all designers, whether it is textiles, products or interiors, it is nature! So often times, it is difficult to say which sector is influencing which. But of course, we don’t deny that the golden horns from Alexander Mcqueen’s runway show and the eye-catching detail on our statement round table appear the same.
Such is the unbreakable relationship between fashion and interior design.