It’s FASHION WEEK on BoHo Home. That’s right—all runway-to-room pairings for the next week. We’ll kick it off today with pairings from New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up Sept. 14. And if those fashions alone are any indication, the boho look is about to go big-time.
If anything, interior design and home décor is ahead of this game. Design magazines and nonspecific interiors blogs have been showing more and more eclectic interiors inspired by Bohemian-hippy-gypsy-60s/70s-wanderlusting-multicultural enthusiasm as this year has progressed.
But boho love aside, my overall take on spring 2017 fashions I’ve seen so far has my swoon-o-meter running somewhere between hot and cold—tepid? (Sounds better than lukewarm.) Designers are still besotted with the see-through, leave-nothing-to-the-imagination look totally unsuitable for streetwear unless you’re streetwalking. And fall and winter colors seem more in use than those we typically see for spring and summer. Not so many pastels this time-around in NY (everyone’s tired of rose quartz, including me), but an abundance of oranges, ochres and moody shades of green.
Even if the NYFW offerings themselves didn’t always inspire me, the fabrics were more gorgeous than ever, with a big emphasis on ethnic, geometric, and painterly prints. Here are my favorites, with emphasis on the boho, of course.
1. Proenza Schouler collection
|Monica Feudi photo via Vogue / Sarah Dorio photo via My Domaine|
Jayme Armour’s gorgeous global room at right has the look of this wrapped garment all wrapped up, don’t you think? Ochre is going to be big, I predict. Usually a fall color, but it looks exotic in any clime, especially paired with blues and reds.
This home happens to belong to the designer, and you can see more of it at My Domaine.
2. Diane von Furstenburg collection
|Photo courtesy of Diane von Furstenburg via Vogue / Monteverdi Tuscany Retreat via Dot & Bo|
The gorgeous floral print on the model’s sumptuous slacks could easily make the transition to draperies or upholstery. So much so that perhaps that’s where it got its start? In any case, I love the mix of colors in this outfit, and the home-away-from-home boho room designed by Ilaria Miani proves my home-decor point.
Both seem autumnal to me. What do you think?
3. Timo Weiland collection
|Photo courtesy of Timo Weiland / Joshua McHugh photo via Architectural Digest|
Another autumn-like offering, but given that this outfit has a safari look and the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere, perhaps it is right on. What’s also right on is the boho bedroom designed by Robert Passal, which reads inviting to me in any season.
4. Haus Alkire collection
|Photo courtesy of Haus Alkire via Vogue / Via Bohemian Homes on Tumblr|
I’m always a sucker for a good-looking jacket, and this one has me drooling. What’s not to love? Gold always gets to me in photos, though I seldom wear it or decorate with it. Something about the camera makes it look like it burns with an inner fire, which is certainly true of the boho seating area here. That the coat is brocade and the seats are velvet doesn’t hurt either.
5. Raquel Allegra collection
|Photo courtesy of Raquel Allegra via Vogue / Kristina Kotlarova photo via Architectural Digest|
Here’s one of those “painterly fabrics” I was talking about, along with more gold and ochre, this time adroitly paired with an animal print.
6. Marissa Webb collection
|Marcus Tondo photo via Vogue / Stephen Karlisch photo via Apartment Therapy|
These two romantic boho tops and bottoms are so wearable I’m itching for the body to show them off! But ho-hum, you’re more likely to find me crashing in this similarly outfitted bedroom designed by Michelle Nussbaumer, watching Netflix reruns and popping grapes.
NYFW showed many shades of orange for spring, from vibrant to the more subtle bronzy-peach tones in these blouses and the room. I’m loving the patterned carpet and the abstract pillow on the leopard chair. Rrrrrrowl!
7. Christian Siriano collection
|Marcus Tonda photo via Vogue / Stephen Karlisch photo via Apartment Therapy|
Sorry to repeat Interior designers, but it takes a heavy-hitter like Michelle Nussbaumer to do justice to this gorgeous evening-out jumpsuit ensemble from our favorite Project Runway winner. The flaps and flourishes hit all the right high notes on the model, and I love how the fabric reverses on the waist-tie. The Nussbaumer room is just as upscale and elegant as the dress, but the area rug and global accents connect the boho dots.
8. Parsons MFA collection
|Marcus Tonda photo via Vogue / Abigail Ahern via We Are Scout|
Despite the cap sleeves, this is a winter dress, no? It looks MUCH too heavy for spring or summer and even for a complete dress. But you gotta admit the fabric is gorgeous. I’d love a jacket or coat done in it—or, better yet, a wall hanging or area rug, which would look completely at home in the moody room at right, designed by Abigail Ahern.
9. Milly collection
|Umberto Fratini photo via Vogue / Asier Rua photo via Elle Espana|
The abstract geometric print used here reminds me of signal flags (in a good way). Interior designer Marta de la Rica also captures that feeling in the room at right. See more photos of this home at Elle Espana.
10. Lacoste collection
|Umberto Fratini photo via Vogue / Stephen Karlisch photo via Apartment Therapy|
Is this a coat or a hooded dress? Either way, I love it! That fabric print is SCREAMING to be in home décor, and it makes the leap in another view of the the same Michelle Nussbaumer living room I paired with Christian Siriano.
What can I say? Nussbaumer has a new book out–Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home–and the blogosphere is glutted with photos from it, which is definitely a good thing. Gorgeousness!!
11. Brock Collection
|Yannis Vlamo photo via Vogue / Ivan Teretschenko photo|
This model looks as if she were expertly wrapped in the coverlets from this bed. More ochre, as you see, with an orangish-bronze hue. What a great look for evening AND the boho bedroom!
12. Zac Posen collection
|Umberto Fratini photo via Vogue / Greg Elms photo via Architectural Digest|
Now this dress is just all kinds of pretty and boho-femine, not unlike the glorious guest room at Il Convento di Santa Maria di Constantinopoli, a B&B in Italy’s Salento Peninsula. I’ll take BOTH, please!
In store for the rest of BoHo Home’s Fashion Week:
- Thursday, Sept. 29: Tune in for a tour of two fashion designers’ homes paired with the collections they unveiled at NYFW.
- Saturday, Oct. 1: More pairings from London and Milan.
- Tuesday, Oct. 4 : A Paris FW wrap.
WHEW!! I’m exhausted just trying to pull all this together! Good thing I’m not working the shows…
Meanwhile, if you want more:
- Follow the links in the headings to see each featured designer’s full collection.
- See all the collections debuted so far, as well as updates as they’re happening, at Vogue.
- Find the hover-over links throughout this post to learn more about the interior designers whose rooms are pictured or see more photos of a particular home.
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