Stephanie and I went to Europe recently in search of the newest fabric developments from our suppliers. Our destination was "Heimtex", a big exhibition of textile manufacturers from all over the world, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Even so Frankfurt is not the most beautiful city in Europe, the trip was definitely worth its while, since we met with a lot of our best suppliers to review their most recent collections and to discuss future developments.

A little plus was a side trip to "Maison et Objet" in Paris, where everything imaginable concerning the interior decorating market is displayed biannually. Here you can see the very best and the worst the market has to offer and get a glimpse of upcoming trends and fashions.

We are always on the look out for the latest trends in the design/interior market and will be following the most important shows throughout the year to be up-to-date with what is happening around the design world.
Image by Luc Viatour



Safety Pins

Our Loop designs Zipper and Safety pins have appeared on the US "Design Elixir" blog as an up and coming trend in interior design!

Design Elixir is a LEED Accredited Commercial Interior Designer. She looks to fashion for inspiration and applies it to her interior work.

"When punk influenced fashion re-emerged last fall and sashayed down the runway, I was immediately inspired. Instead of waiting for the punk trend to find it's way into interior design and new products to be released, I began the hunt for materials, buildings, and furniture that are decidedly punk and available NOW". Design Elixir


Moderne roll shot

With Moderne being such a broad period we chose to focus on the fashion houses for our design inspiration, in particular couture designers like Coco Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret and Lanvin.

During the Moderne period women’s fashion was experiencing a revolution as women rejected the corset and embraced comfort and freedom, these designers were at the heart of this revolution and moulded those decades to what we now see as the times of experimentation and equalization between man and Woman.

Each one of the designs and their construction pictured above were directly inspired from these fashion designers, from Vionnet’s Beaded evening gowns to Poiret’s love of African art, to Lanvin's party dresses dedicated to her devoted daughter.

Our Moderne collection is launching next month, we hope you enjoy the sneak peak!!