Interior Design and Fashion: 3 practical design trends

Architecture & Interior

In honor of the infamous New York Fashion Week which ended exactly a week ago, we present the most exciting interior design and fashion ideas to follow in the spring of 2017. What we like about these design trends is the fact they can be easily moved away from the runway and put in every living room.

In other words, that’s the kind of design we love the most: daring, smart and practical.

Once we stopped browsing through the infinitive flow of the fashion week photos and articles, we recognized some similarities between the next season’s “ready to wear” fashion collections and the interior ones. Looks like SS 2017 is going to be quite interesting. Let’s see why.

#1  Yellow & Khaki Becoming Trendy

We’ll start with the easy part – colors. There is something people in show business like to call a “Lemonade effect”, and it’s taking the fashion world by storm. Earlier this year, bright yellow shades stepped into our houses (and record collections), and it seems they will only continue their conquest in seasons to come. On the other hand, the popularity of khaki shades is somehow surprising. Khaki has never been considered sexy. In the best-case scenario, it was called “safe”. And now, it looks amazing, sophisticated and smart.


Materico By Jaime Hayon For Toyo

 #2 The Incredible World Of Modularity

As stated above, we in the Salt & Water studio strongly believe that a good design should be smart and practical. That’s why we love modular furniture so much. Modularity is something we have learned to respect while working in the yacht design industry and now we use it in our everyday lives. There is modularity in fashion trends, too. Just look at the brand new collection by Thakoon and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

These garments are not only wearable, they are constantly changing their purpose. That is why designers like Rosie Assoulin and Thakoon are trying to tell us that even the most simple garment such as a shirt and a jumper can have a new face every season.

The same goes for simple furniture elements like coffee tables. These constants are continuously going through a never-ending metamorphosis. The three-piece coffee table before you is our answer to the theme. Besides being modular, this piece of furniture is made of various materials, allowing users to play around with different textures and surfaces in their homes. To develop such a unique design, we used three types of marble, just like a fashion designer would do when designing his statement piece.

Modular coffee table by Salt & Water

#3 Luxury is Stepping Outside

By this, we mean literally stepping outside. Some of the most exciting shows at NYFW were held outdoors. Yet, Tommy Hilfiger and the model-turned-designer Gigi Hadid lead the round with the impeccable pier event. As one might know, outdoor fashion events are usually held to promote Resort collections, but for “ready-to-wear” ones, this is not a usual territory.

Tommy Hilfiger’s pier runway

Designers are now ready to step outside the box and find new, practical ways to reach the public. Having the regular people, persons with disability and acid burn victims walking the garments on the runway is a huge step forward. The same could be said about “ready to wear” collections being “ready to sell” at the sight.

This tendency – yet in another form – can be also noticed in the world of architecture and interior design. This is something we like to call responsible luxury. Meaning that the luxurious design is now stepping outside of the mega villas and can be found in the most unusual places. Tiny houses are just one of many examples of this fortunate design direction.

Foldable tiny house by Salt & Water

If this is not enough for you, keep in mind that Fashion Week Milan is starting today. That means there will be even more catchy trends to die for. Enjoy them. We are, on the other hand, waiting for April, specifically for another design event in Milan that we love even more.


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