It’s a well known fact that fashion trends change continually and (in the process) influence the interior design industry immensely. Whether the trend du j’our revolves around colour, pattern, style, or a combination of all these, fashion is always such an inspiration. There’s something about flipping through the pages of those beloved fashion magazines that has the power to make you feel so connected and stimulated… at least it does for me! So why not infuse some of these magical feelings into our surroundings and experience them everyday? I certainly would…
One of the 2011 fashion trends that I’ve really been drawn to this year is the Menswear craze. Aside from the stark, orderly structure reminiscent of a men’s suit, I also find myself very drawn to the earthy feel of this trend’s palette, the natural, raw quality of the fabrics and the sophisticated, commanding air it emanates. To me, this fashion trend is all about effortless, uncomplicated confidence.
A sea of chic grays, warm tans, and striking black and white contrast! Here it is… the Menswear Trend! How does it measure up in its translation to the interior design world? Well… take a look!
This three-seater sofa is absolutely STUNNING! This has got to be one of the best representations of a men’s pinstripe suit ever!!! I love the masculine feel of the fabric against the soft curvy arms. It screams confidence without being too austere.
Simple and organic, the earthy tones of these outdoor toss cushions are the perfect allusion to the Menswear trend.
I have to say, this media unit is indeed very manly… and I don’t mean it in reference to TV watching. This piece is actually constructed of iron and steel, a very modern, industrial take on a more traditional style.
How smart is this swivel stool? I love its modern shape and the stainless steel finish of the base against this very mature, masculine houndstooth pattern. Very chic!
A “man chair” all the way! The worn brown leather against the charcoal metal frame is the perfect combination of materials and a true statement of interior design.
This old-world tripod floor lamp is all about strong, solid lines with just the right hint of curvy details… a definite statement of confidence and class.
This is my take and interpretation of the Menswear fashion trend and its effect on the design industry. Each one of these pieces really speaks to me and truly radiates a ton of assertiveness, strength, and genuine style, making them the ideal conversation piece.