03.11.2017

Runway to Home

Three fashion trends to take from the runway to your home

Words: Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | Images: REXFeatures

Season after season we turn to fashion week runways to dictate our latest fashion obsessions and update our wardrobes accordingly. Why not extend the mood and do the same to your space? It is supposed to reflect your personhood, too, right?

Granted, bringing trends into your space might be a bit of an expensive exercise when you make picks that might need frequent changes. So we’ve chosen three trends with staying power that are safe enough to take home.

Metallics

metallic

From statement footwear, accessories, fancy pants and sometimes even beauty trends, metallics are a style staple of the ages. The quickest way to take a look from “budget” to top notch glam.

Try this at home: With metallics, in your home, a little goes a long way. Small updates like pendant lamp shades, plates, cutlery and small sprinkles of glitter require the least effort, but make a noticeable change.

Monochrome

monochrome

A true style classic, monochrome comes back in different ways every other season as seen in Oscar De La Renta, Calvin Klein and Off-White’s SS18 collections.

Try this at home: Perfect for the minimalist, try this colour combination with cushions, framed prints, crockery and geometric furniture pieces.

Colour

colour splash

From Fenty PUMA blushing millenial pink mountain sets, rosy ruffles at Erdem, Gucci’s peachy suiting and the bright colour splash at Versace's Spring/ Summer 2018 offering, all these signal the brightest summer yet. And we can’t even be mad; playing with colour can make for the most fun.

Try this at home: If you’re a maximalist, you’re probably already on this: carry on. And for those who are a bit frightened by brightness, the easiest way is to start with the small accessories that require less commitment: lamps, scatter cushions and rugs. Be warned, there might not be any stopping you once you get into the groove of it, though...

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