A Fashion Affair


The tight knit relationship between fashion and interior design continues to evolve year after year, with London Fashion Week Fall ’24 being no exception.

Harris Reed, recently named creative director for Nina Ricci, showcased a collection for fall 2024 in collaboration with Fromental. Using their distinguished hand painted silk wallcoverings as the basis for his creations, a new lease of life has been granted to their achieved designs through Harris’s use of exaggerated proportions and unique detailing. The shared creative process between fashion and interiors is met in harmony within this collection, strengthening the stance that the industries are innately connected.

Metallic fabrics and accessories have been a common thread spotted throughout the week from many designers and are expected to heavily feature on the streets as the seasons change later on in the year. Used in transitional ways, metallics have been expressed through streetwear fashion from the likes of Mui Mui as well as tailored occasion wear by Ralph Lauren and Roksanda. Dedar’s Scintilla fabric, reminiscent of chainmail and one of Richard Quinn’s catwalk looks, has been recently installed as an Entertainment Room sheer curtain in our latest residential project. Metallics to date have had a subtle approach within interiors, however more recently have made their way into the everyday home through not only hard finishes and fabrics but also furniture design. Balanced with other finishes such as natural timbers and veined stones, metallic elements can be introduced into bespoke designs to create a beautiful reflection of light. This approach has been implemented within a bespoke bar cabinet for a formal Living Area, with a metallic wallcovering back panel to create an additional layer of considered detail and understated glamour.

Embellishment and an emphasis on craft featured heavily on this season’s runways, notably in collections from known theatrical designer Richard Quinn and fashion super house Valentino. Within the studio, current schemes have incorporated embroidery and fringing to add a three-dimensional element and handcrafted feel to material palettes. Recent designs have involved Samuel and Son’s Bouquet Collection, which was featured in a Master Bedroom Suite as a delicate design feature to the bespoke soft furnishings. Texture is always a fundamental consideration to any successful design scheme, witnessing groundbreaking techniques creating volume and structure originating in the fashion world can transpire as a key inspiration source for upcoming projects.


Charlotte Roe

Midweight Interior Designer