How fashion design seeps into the home

Serve tea in style with this collection of ceramics (Alessandro Facchinetti for Editions Milano)

It seems the sartorial eye finds a comfortable home in fashion and interior design, dressing and undressing, styling and slimming rooms and wardrobes with ease. This year, fashion designers, current and former, have taken to interior design with the couture aplomb one would expect, creating homeware collections to bring an edgy approach to interiors.

An example of this is the capsule collection of homewares from the interior designer Matthew Williamson in collaboration with John Lewis, new for SS22. Cushions, bedding, throws, lamps, mirrors and towels make up the line, brimming with leopard, ikat and peacock prints that have long been hallmarks of the Matthew Williamson brand since his fashion days.

His ways with color and pattern were first demonstrated on global catwalks and are now available in smaller editions to take home and enjoy on your sofa or bedside table, enhancing the home in much the same way as her dresses have brightened up our wardrobes.

Buchanan Studio's first-ever fabric collection debuts this month (Buchanan Studio Fabric Collection)

Buchanan Studio’s first-ever fabric collection debuts this month (Buchanan Studio Fabric Collection)

by Henry Holland new collection of ceramics for Liberty is also a nod to its fashion past with its trendy distorted checkerboard patterns in blues, greens and chocolate browns. The designer-turned-ceramist has been creating clothes and pieces for the home for 15 years, notably with his House Of Holland brand and recently launched Henry Holland Studio.

In 2021, Henry started taking ceramic lessons, falling in love with the soothing process of making it and moving away from fashion and its fast-paced allure.

    (Buchanan Studio Fabric Collection)

(Buchanan Studio Fabric Collection)

Another collection of tableware from the hands of a fashion designer is the product of a collaboration between Alessandra Facchinetti and Editions Milano, the “Made in Italy” brand known for celebrating the best of the country’s historic craft culture.

Facchinetti has headed design departments at Gucci, Valentino, Miu Miu and Tod’s and has recently extended her practice to theater, where she designed costumes for the St. Gallen Opera in Switzerland. With Milano editions, she created an elevated breakfast set, Circle, inspired by the beauty of geometry, disrupting the way we interact with everyday objects and inspiring customers to savor daily rituals.

A tangle of checks and stripes will make any bedding look stunning (Matthew Williamson for John Lewis)

A tangle of checks and stripes will make any bedding look stunning (Matthew Williamson for John Lewis)

Next up is a collection of fabrics from the designer behind Instagram’s famous Studio Chair. This month, Studio Buchanan launches its very first collection of fabrics, which is inspired by the experience of creative director Angus Buchanan in fashion. A tangle of checks, stripes, florals and velvets, the collection is good enough to wear or reupholster your favorite chair.

Finally, a collection of rugs from Nordic knots and American fashion and lifestyle company Arje explores the concept of home as a place of belonging. The designs, Face and Family, bring together the warmth of the Mediterranean aesthetic as honed by Arje founders Bessie Afnaim Corral and Oliver Corral, hailing from the UK and Spain respectively, and the understated minimalism of the Nordic style. , as performed by Fabian Berglund. and Liza Laserow of Nordic Knots.

Joseph E. Golightly