Whether you enjoy the spectacle of runway shows or just want a quick rundown of the good, the bad, and the what were they thinking, one thing is true: much of what we see today, we’ll be wearing tomorrow. And not just on our person. Often fashion trends influence home trends, and that’s certainly true for fall 2015.
1. Mad for Plaid
The sight of flaming red and intersecting lines livened up the New York runways as plaid, a perennial favorite pattern, came to the forefront again. Yes, fashion is mad for plaid—particularly tartan, which is “having a moment,” said Elle.
At home, plaid gives a lift to solids, and provides contrast and character no matter where it shows up. If you’re game to make a statement, forget the pillow and go all out on a chic foundation piece, like Justin Timberlake’s couch.
2. All That Glitters
From the opaque, gold lips at Prada to the coiled hair accessories and chunky necklaces at Alberta Ferreti, to Michael Kors’ metallic lame dress, gold was everywhere on the runway during Fashion Week. Golden-hued accessories and pieces are also a leading trend in interior design, showcased in lighting, furniture, and hardware.
3. Grey All the Way
It was all about monochromatic in varying shades of our favorite neutral—enough so that Elle went right where you thought they would: “God, I had hoped that the movie release would mean the end of 50 Shades references, but I was definitely wrong. Designers have made it so by deciding that an all-grey suit was the look, but actually, we agree. Monochromatic in grey is pretty much the chicest thing you can do, so take notes Miss Steele.”
4. Saturated Color
Don’t want to go monochromatic? Add in splashes of color from Pantone’s Top 10 colors for Fall 2015 like dried herb, a “sophisticated chic” sage-olive color. Olive was also on Elle Décor’s list of Tastemaker Approved Trends To Get You Ready For Fall.
5. Garden Variety
Floral patterns showcased in “broodier, darker, and ’90s-like palettes…at Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, and Suno,” said Marie Claire, jive with the blooming trend for home.