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Couture, Darling: Runway Meets Lounge Room
And in a flurry of fabulousness, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runways have come and gone. If VAMFF has given you a few new wardrobe tricks to keep up your oh-so-chic sleeve, you may do well to expand that stylish vision a little wider. The trend of translating runway fashion through to home décor is an emerging development in the interior style and decorating sphere – C&G takes a look at some great new modes to put the vogue in your abode.
In an off-runway VAMFF initiative, Dulux have paired with Australian fashion labels Gorman and Romance Was Born to create the United By Style project. Inspired by the labels’ latest collections, Dulux has put together four interiors that celebrate “the key to creating your style”: colour. The results are absolutely stunning, and offer a fresh and fun way of drawing stylish inspiration from the world around us.
Speaking of colour, Pantone is considered the leading authority on colour trends worldwide, as the creator of the Pantone Matching System that is widely used across digital, printing, paint-making and fabric-making mediums. In coverage of the recent New York Fashion Week last month, Pantone identified emerging colour trends across the runway spectrum. This season campaigns delicious-sounding colours like Sangria, Aurora Red, Mauve Mist, Bright Cobalt and Misted Yellow. Famously, Pantone also declares the anticipated Colour of the Year – an internationally, carefully decided-upon colour selected to represent the coming year, which goes on to filter through all modes of style globally. 2014’s colour has been deemed Radiant Orchid.
Harris Scarfe is one of several major Australian retailers who have embraced catwalk fashion in their collaboration with Vera Wang in the Simply Vera Vera Wang collection. The fashion icon’s romantic, feminine aesthetic is brought to life in a range of home décor in home fragrances, bedroom and bathroom. As a high-end New York fashion house, this Vera Wang collaboration not only brings haute couture to the home but makes it accessible to those who aren’t necessarily shopping on a Fifth Avenue budget.