Milan, New York, and Paris – Inspiration overload!

Early each spring, the runways of Milan, Paris, and New York are jam-packed with couture designers’ latest lines, offering us a display of the hottest fashion trends for the upcoming year. Style makers and creative talents from across the globe make a pilgrimage to these shows to find inspiration and innovation in all industries, not just couture fashion.

Fashion trends and home design go hand in hand. So, we keep our eye on the runways marveling at the possibilities for application in our industry. Whatever comes down the runway is often reimagined and reinterpreted for the home.

This spring’s runway shows included silk robes, reimagined trench coats, and a hint that the 80’s are roaring back with shoulder pads reminiscent of the days of Dallas and Dynasty.

The trends that have the most pertinent application to home design and décor:


  • Stripes were abundant on the runways and in every combination, color, and iteration.

  • Varied widths, even within one garment.

  • Some with a decidedly beachy feel – relaxed and laid back; others with a staunchly professional look – buttoned up and strict.

  • Vertical, horizontal, and even diagonal placement.

Yellow and Dusty Rose

  • A shade of every skin tone: cheery lemon, springy daffodil, creamy butter, the palest yellow-hued cream, bright sunburst, and even chartreuse.

  • Muted and feminine, a dusty rose might just be in homage to last year’s Pantone Color of the Year – Rose Quartz.

  • Designers paired these two colors for an interesting new vibe – and it worked!

Classics Redesigned

  • It seems as though virtually every designer had some utilitarian, pragmatic, khaki inspired entry. The details added the style – big buckles, interesting silhouettes, oversized pockets.

  • White shirtdresses were all the rage. Timeless yet updated, new shapes, hemlines, and details – but always a classic.


  • The runways were abloom with flowers – graphic prints and bountiful blooms were everywhere.

  • Some designers embraced bold colors, others opted for monochrome fabrics.

  • Casual day dresses, as well as office wear, sported blossoms.

So many trends to watch, and time will tell which truly make their way into our home fashion lines, but certainly inspiring to watch!




















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