6 Standout Fashion Week Design Moments to Inspire Your Next Project

The spotlights on Fashion Week—which begins in New York in February and travels to London and Milan before wrapping in Paris in early March—offer design inspiration beyond just the realm of fashion. From elaborate runway designs to in-store installations, the presentations offer just as much insight into the musings that are rousing creative directors right now. Read on for six fashion-meets-interiors moments that may inspire your next design project.

Khaite gets brutal(ist)

Tradition may call for a ribbon-cutting, but fashion designer Catherine Holstein did one better when inaugurating her Mercer Street storefront in New York last month: The founder, creative director, and recently named CFDA American Womenswear Designer of the Year behind the it-label Khaite hosted the brand’s FW23 show within the shop’s industrial chic interiors. Clad in concrete and steel, the futuristic, dark setting was designed in collaboration with Holstein’s husband, architect Griffin Frazen. 

Within the blackened concrete interior of Khaite’s debut brick-and-mortar store, a petite black olive tree grows. 

Photo: Eric Petschek

The interiors are structural and striking and at once endearingly minimalistic, as though an architectural mirror to the label’s work. It’s industrialist, with curated racks of the newest collection hanging along large sculptural Serra-esque steel partitions, and in the back room, light floods into a patch of stone in the corner, where a petite black olive tree (dubbed Shady Lady) stands proud. The shrubbery symbolizes peace, perfect for the calm nature of the cool-girl ethos of the clothes, the store, and, notably, the designer herself. 

Christian Siriano x DXV

Photo: Tim Lenz

Christian Siriano x DXV

Photo: Tim Lenz

Christian Siriano and DXV cozy up

DXV and fashion designer Christian Siriano joined forces to debut a swanky new line of towels and bathrobes as part of the luxury kitchen and bath brand’s Belshire Collection. Timed with New York Fashion Week, the showcase occurred at the designer’s centuries-old home in Easton, Connecticut, in his newly renovated marble bathroom, which features an array of DXV fixtures. For inspiration, Siriano drew from the opulence of the Art Deco era, lining the terry cloth designs with gold trim and imprinting them with script and shell-like motifs. To celebrate the launch, each model in Siriano’s FW23 fashion show was gifted a bathrobe, making for a top-notch terry cloth moment backstage.

Saint Laurent FW23 at New York Fashion Week

Photography courtesy Saint Laurent

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