Design Centre Stories

Fashion Forward

The sartorially inspired ‘Legends’ windows that celebrate the link between fashion and interiors are some of the most memorable displays at London Design Week 2018. Simpsons’ collaboration with Cutler & Gross (pictured top) sees a gallery of music and movie stars adorned with vintage sunglasses, while Tory Burch recreated the retail design for her own stores, by Iksel – Decorative Arts, in the wallcovering specialist’s Design Centre East showroom. Morts & More brought smart London tailoring to the window of Christopher Peacock. Winner of a Highly Commended award, the Loewe Morris & Co Capsule Collection display (pictured bottom) sees William Morris-clad punks in an all-over print of the iconic ‘Strawberry Thief’ design, a cultural crossover if ever there was one.

Other showrooms chose to show their own fabrics made up in to clothing, accentuating their beauty and detail – these included included Houlès (with creative director Regis Perry), Création Baumann (with interior designer Maria Tibblin), Nobilis (with Rachel Willson Interiors, pictured centre) and not forgetting the overall winning design from de Le Cuona, inspired by two great Impressionist paintings.