New York City Fashion Week Kicks Off!
Fashion Week in NYC launches Thursday, the bi-annual sign that seasons are changing. With the days getting longer and our gloves and hats stripped off, it's time to think spring as the biggest names in fashion unveil their 2013 spring / summer lines.
It's a highly anticipated event, but everyone from the fervent fashionista to the struggling stylish has a hint of what next season's hottest trends will be. And as they unveil their sneak-peak snippets, we've uncovered a trend ourselves: fashion style is taking the leap from the runway to the floor.
Much like the Pantone color of the year holds weight over fashion and interior design, so do the creations at New York Fashion Week. And it makes sense that the maker of your favorite clothes would have an keen eye for the other areas of design in your life.
In that way, everyone from Michael Kors to Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg and Rachel Zoe are setting design trends that work as much in the closet as in the living room. Here are the top five trends set to steal the show at Fashion Week that we've spotted in our antique and vintage rug collection.
SIXTIES Fashion On The Runway At Fashion Week:
If it's loud, technicolor and you need shades to see it, you're surely rocking some mid century vintage 60's styles this spring / summer. We've already heard whispers that Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Moschino will be paying tribute to the 60's with bold color and style. Antique Oriental rugs are hot on the trend too, with antique carpets like this American braided / hooked rug stealing the spotlight.
Twins Rock The Fashion Runway At Fashion Week New York City:
You're not seeing double, you're seeing the newest runway trend. Matching pairs are all the rage for spring / summer fashion style, if the Paris version of Fashion Week is anything to go by. There, Julien David, Giorgio Armani and the closing duo at Saint Laurent paraded pairs. Our Swedish rugs are a mid-century modern take on this trend.
GLAM GOTH Runway Models at NYC Fashion Week:
It's feminine, sophisticated and dangerous. Black and whites in ladylike prints and patterns are going viral this spring / summer. As if these two classics weren't already timeless, this trend balances biker style with a hint of Breakfast at Tiffany's vulnerability that everyone can work. And it works just as well in the home, with beautiful pieces like this antique Persian rug.
Models wearing sequins rock the runway at NY Fashion Week:
Every girl loves sequins, but you don't have to wait for New Year's Eve to show off your sparkle. Spring / summer 2013 is bringing back the bling in your wardrobe with stylish pieces that blend day and nightlife. Sequins are fabulous inside as well, with vintage Kilim rugs, such as the below Moroccan rug in particular, throwing shimmer on your interior design style.
Fashion Week High Style: Fashion Week Runway Inspired Antique Rug Selection
Nazmiyal antique rugs, we believe that style extends to every aspect of life, from the way we design our homes, to the way we dress. Fashion Week in New York just ended, and we're feeling so inspired by the beautiful styles worn by the models walking the runways. We couldn't help but notice that many of the collections shown were reminiscent of styles of antique rugs and vintage carpets in the Nazmiyal inventory! We've highlighted a few below, in the hopes that you will also feel that spark of creativity!
Fashion Week: Jil Sander Collection & Vintage Scandinavian Rugs
Jil Sander's new collection and our vintage Scandinavian rugs both place an emphasis on bold colors, clean lines, and graphic geometric patterns. Scandinavian design places an emphasis on balancing form and function, an idea we feel was well-represented in Jil Sanders' collection of smart trench coats, sensible rain boots, and casual separates. If smart design and bold colors speak to you as well, we recommend you browse our selection of Scandinavian rugs!
Fashion Week: Etro Collection and Antique Persian Rugs
When we saw the new Fall 2015 collection from Etro, we were excited to see paisley motifs in abundance. The paisley, or "Boteh," is a very common symbol in antique Persian rugs, which signifies fertility and long life. The Boteh Plant also symbolizes autumn in many middle-eastern cultures -- a very appropriate motif to use in a fall collection!
Fashion Week: Anna Sui Collection & Antique Rugs from East Turkestan
Anna Sui's new collection is fun and funky, mixing patterns and colors in a way that feels eclectic yet refined. Nazmiyal's collection of antique rugs from East Turkestan speak to a similar aesthetic. Woven with both tribal and classic designs, each antique East Turkestan rug is uniquely interesting. If you like elegant, bohemian rugs and designs, antique rugs from East Turkestan are perfect for you!
Fashion Week: Michael Kors Collection & Vintage Moroccan Rugs
Michael Kor's new collection for Fall, 2015 is modern, subtle, and luxurious. Our mid-century Moroccan rugs, which feature lush shag piles and spare geometric designs are similarly modern and subdued. Our Moroccan rugs prove that neutral colors in interior design can be incredibly interesting, especially since these rugs feature luxe details and plush softness.
Fashion Week: Christopher Kane Collection & Roy Lichtenstein Pop-Art Rugs
Christopher Kane's Fall 2015 collection was filled with graphic pieces composed in primary colors. Vibrant geometric patterning and a strict palette of blue, red, and black kept the collection feeling clean and contemporary. Our collection of Roy Lichtenstein rugs, which feature the artist's pop-art motifs in classic colors feels fresh and bold. If you're looking for a carpet to add an artful pop to your interior decor, these Roy Lichtenstein rugs are a perfect option.
Which collection of fashion rugs is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!
Where Fashion and Expensive Carpets Intersect
International fashion shows are famous for high profile fashion designers and their creations, a bevy of extremely good looking models, and the exquisitely beautiful, expensive carpets. Yes, fashion shows are where fashion and carpet meet and intersect. The entire venue is covered in the most beautiful carpets to create the right ambiance. Thus, to carpet lovers, fashion shows are as much about carpets as they are about fashion.
The most anticipated international fashion show this season is Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show starting on December 8. True to the world famous company’s brand image, this popular fashion show employs the finest quality carpets of the most beautiful pink and red hues to lend an air of feminine beauty and high sophistication to the event. The coveted red carpet, as it is called, is reserved for celebrity models, fashion designers and movie stars.
There are also many minor and local fashion shows throughout North America during this winter season. Depending on their importance, some manage to make national headlines. Some are attended by international celebrities, most aren’t. But they all have one thing in common and that is the use of
rugs. In every fashion show that’s worth attending, there are carpets everywhere – in the hall, in the corridors and on the ramp.
The real season for international fashion shows begins right after the Christmas holidays. As always, there are nearly three dozen or so show fashion shows slated for January that include Milan Moda Main Fall / Winter, Amsterdam International Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Modea Paris Men’s Fashion Week Fall / Winter, Stockholm Fashion Week, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair Fall / Winter, Roman Fashion Week and Munich Fashion Supreme Women & Men.
For carpet lovers, attending an international fashion show or watching one on TV is a great way to witness the marriage between fashion and carpets. Since the organizers of the big fashion shows settle for nothing less than the best, it provides the perfect opportunity to see the finest and the most expensive carpets in the world that include antique, vintage carpets and contemporary carpets from around the world.
Carpets From All Over the World and At Home
So what carpets do they use in the fashion shows that you can watch on TV? Without a doubt, they use carpets of the highest quality. Their reputation depends on it, although carpets are rarely mentioned, except the red carpet. You will get to see antique rugs from Turkey, Persia, India and elsewhere. You will get to see vintage rugs from Sweden, Denmark, Morocco and other places. There will likely be contemporary carpets from North America, Europe, and Asia.
Why not emulate that in your own home decoration for the winter season? After all, the winter season is about family gathering, fun and happiness. It’s also a good time to show off your new acquisition to relatives and friends. So, add a touch of glamour to your interior decoration. Let your home be where fashion and carpet intersect this winter season. You don’t have to be a celebrity to walk the red carpet when you can do it every day at home.