Carpet Fashion: Are You Wearing Your Rugs?

Maison Martin Margiela Persian Rug Boot

Maison Martin Margiela Persian Rug Boot

Shoes – I have spent many an hour scouring this planet for shoes inspired by carpets, and I have owned and loved more than a few Kilim flats.

Belle by Sigerson Morrison

Belle by Sigerson Morrison

Vintage Kilim Rugs

Vintage Kilim Rugs

Much to my delight, designers often integrate carpet motifs or actual fragments into housewares and sometimes even shoes. Due to the nature of the kilim rug, which is light, fun and flat-woven, they can be easily appropriated and transformed into a variety of goods, like chairs.

Vintage Kilim Chairs by Anthropologie:

Vintage Kilim Chairs by Anthropologie

Vintage Kilim Chairs by Anthropologie

Vintage Kilim Chair by Anthropologie

Vintage Kilim Chair by Anthropologie

Or bags:

Vintage Kilim Bag by Tylie Malibu

Vintage Kilim Bag by Tylie Malibu

Even home décor giant Pottery Barn has developed a line of vintage Kilim pillows and poufs.

 

But what about pile carpet? This fall season is hot on the Persian rug & carpet. Anton Repponen has a handful of wild looking men’s shoes, deemed his “Persian Collection.”

Vintage Kilim Pillows and Poufs

Vintage Kilim Pillows and Poufs

Anton Repponen Persian Rug Shoes

Anton Repponen Persian Rug Shoes

But it is Maison Martin Margiela who has designed their entire line around the carpet.

Maison Martin Margiela – Rugs On The Fashion Runway

Maison Martin Margiela – Rugs On The Fashion Runway

Are you wearing your carpets out? Please comment below!

By Aelfie Starr-Tuff

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