Runway to Room: Top 10 Fall Fashion Trends Translated


Bling details translated from the Fall runway to your home

Designer: Prada; Photo: Imaxtree for Vogue

Every season, we obsessively follow the runway reports of the best collections from New York, London, Milan and Paris. Not only is fashion fun to keep up with, but the latest trends on the catwalk often inspire the design of our homes. While you may not be able to afford this season’s hottest ready-to-wear looks, you can certainly incorporate some of them into your rooms. Here are a few of our favorites from fall 2015 and how we’re translating them.

1. High Shine

From glitzy Lurex to shiny lamé to shimmering sequins, models were draped in metallic fabrics and blinged-out details. We love the way designers accented classic pieces with sparkly broaches and metallic shoes, just as we might accent a room with a glittering mirrored side table.

Runway to Room fashion and home decor inspiration

Designer: Chloé; Photo: Marcus Tondo for Vogue

2. Patchwork

Styles from the seventies rocked the runway, and one of the biggest looks was patchwork. It’s not all that surprising considering the number of fabrics and textures on display in every collection. A  mashup of styles was bound to happen — and with good results. Follow suit in your bedroom with our Annabel Heirloom Patchwork Quilt.

Rooms inspired by fashion runways

Designer: Narciso Rodriguez; Photo: Harper’s Bazaar

3. Classic White

Pared down silhouettes in the form of a classic white blouse or a lean white dress were on full display, from Michael Kors to Valentino. These looks were a nice reminder that you can never go wrong with the simplicity of white. Take a page from Suzanne Kasler’s design book and go for the all-white room with just a touch of color.

Living room inspired by Fall 2015 Fall runways

Designer: Marc Jacobs; Photo: Imaxtree for Harper’s Bazaar

4. Velvet

Velvet in deep, rich hues flourished on the fall runways in every silhouette, including wrap skirts, sleek capes and jumpsuits. Embrace the opulence at home with a pair of plush drapes and matching throw pillows in a bold color that will instantly warm up any room.  

Rooms inspired by fashion runways

Designer: Rodarte; Photo: Imaxtree for Harper’s Bazaar

5. Windowpane

What gingham is to spring, windowpane plaid is to fall. Some of our favorite moments featured the sleek, wide checks on everything from trench coats to trousers. Our Dover Linen Fabric by the Yard makes it easy to work the look at home on upholstered furniture, throw pillows, bedding or drapery.

Runway to Room fashion and home decor inspiration

Designer: Tory Burch; Photo: Yannis Vlamos for Vogue

6. Upholstered Fabrics

Ironically, fashion designers took inspiration from our world this season, sending a rich tapestry of fabrics and motifs down the runway that you’d more likely see inside your home, including beautiful brocades, stately damasks and Moroccan rug prints. It can be easy to overdo the look, so just add one or two things in a rich, patterned fabric or throw down a rug for that lush visual texture.

Fall 2015 Runway to Room inspiration

Designer: Balenciaga; Photo: Getty Images for Vogue

7. Tailored Lines

Menswear-inspired tailored pant suits made an appearance at every show. Recreate the look and feel of timeless tailoring with the clean lines of the Tate Sofa. Just like gold buttons on a blazer, nailheads offer even more polish.

Fall 2015 Runway to Room inspiration

Designer: Wes Gordon; Photo: Imaxtree for Harper’s Bazaar

8. Monochromatic Gray

Models layered in head-to-toe gray were everywhere, and it’s easy to see why. The season’s star neutral comes in 50 different shades — and they all work together. The monochromatic look is easy to pull off, whether it’s your wardrobe or your home office.

Bedroom inspired by Fall 2015 Fall runways

Designer: Ralph Lauren; Photo: Stefano Massé for Vogue

9. Bohemian Flair

This season’s fashions conjured the eclectic boho vibe of the ‘70s woman, riffing on familiar shapes and fabrics with all of the embellishments. Floaty dresses, tiered tops and wide-legged pants were emblazoned with floral prints, feathers and fringe. Have fun with it and work those textural details into your decor. We don’t know about you, but we can’t get enough of fringe and love it as an accent on our fringed curtains, natural fiber rugs and even dinner napkins.

Fur from the fashion runways inspires home decor trends

Designer: Balenciaga; Photo: Monica Feudi for Vogue

10. A Touch of Fur

Need a new coat this fall? Expect to find plenty with a fur collar. Furry finishes and shearling trim were spotted on every runway, sewn into the shoulders of coats and even evening dresses at Proenza Schouler. Add a touch of fashionable decadence and toasty warmth to your interiors with a fur throw or pillow.  

For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest Boards, or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery.

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    September 24, 2015

    What a fun article! I loved the translation of runway trends to home decorating ideas! Good work, T!