In the late ’60s the house of Missoni did a presentation at the Solari swimming pool in Milan that featured models floating on the water sitting on inflatable armchairs and sofas created by Quasar Khanh. The interior designer himself even appeared at the end of the show in a floating house. That particular show marked an interesting collaboration between a fashion house and an interior designer, but in more recent years the collaboration has turned into a very interesting trend.
Prada’s Autumn/Winter 2013 menswear collection was indeed showcased in a set created by Rem Koolhaas’ AMO, with geometric pieces of furniture produced by Knoll. The set was supposed to represent “the ideal house” with wood, metal and Plexiglass furniture and armchairs with embossed 3D geometrical motifs. This space was populated by an imaginary wealthy bourgeoisie wearing clothes characterized by a studied carelessness that seemed to go pretty well with the furniture to the point that you wondered if the installation was a way to sell the clothes or the avant-garde pieces of furniture (or maybe both…).
Correspondences with interior design also multiplied in Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, but this shouldn’t surprise you: the current Creative Director of the house, Nicolas Ghesquière is definitely a fan of disciplines such as architecture and design and his official Instagram page is peppered here and there with images of sleek living rooms, geometric shelves, modernist sofas and other assorted pieces of furniture.
One great way to forecast fashion trends is actually checking out what kind of interior design images fashion designers from all over the world are posting on the social media. An example? One of the latest images Ghesquière posted on his Instagram page shows the flat on the 56th floor of Trump Tower designed in the mid-’80s by Italian architect Cino Boeri and furnished with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair. Will we see details from this flat resurfacing in the next Louis Vuitton’s collection? We will discover it soon during Paris Fashion Week, in the meantime we are betting on stilettos featuring a crazy chrome heel inspired by the legs of the Barcelona Chair.