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Whether it's the small details-like a couture
of all the Nordic/Viking folklore patterns I
embroidery technique that is used for the wall
saw around Reykjavik so I could remember the
coverings of a fine dining restaurant-or an
uniqueness of the patterns and let it inspire a
entire movement-like the 1990s' devotion to
future project."
minimalism both on and off the runway-ideas
Ed Ng, a co-founder of AB Concept, the
have always traversed fashion and interiors
Hong Kong-based design firm known for its
Ed Ng
with ease.
work for hotel groups such as Four Seasons,
Fashion designers have the uncanny ability
says it's more of a process of osmosis. "We're
to translate the codes of architectural style into clothing,
close to all the luxury stores here, but whether it's Dior or
from Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou's BauhausMuji, you can't avoid what's in [storefront] windows, and
inspired collection for autumn/winter 2018 to Michelle
subconsciously you take it all in, from colors and fabrics to
Smith of Milly, who once paraphrased the fluidity of
wider themes."
Zaha Hadid's work as apparel. And interior designers are
Ng's style of opulent, layered interiors often makes use
uniquely positioned to translate fashion statements into
of techniques that originated in fashion, such as beaded
stunning commercial spaces.
embroidery, and he sources innovative fabrics from
It's a unique relationship that both industries
suppliers like Jakob Schlaepfer-a Swiss firm that supplies
are the better for.
both the interior design and fashion industry and includes
"Fashion, architecture, and design commonly
clients such as Guo Pei and Chanel.
work hand in hand, especially when it comes to
creating experiences," says Aleksandar Spasojevic,
senior interior design lead at WeWork in New
York. "In recent history, architecture has been
Aleksandar
framed as an extension of fashion in creating
Spasojevic
immersive brand experiences in runway shows and
retail stores. Fashion also strongly influences interior design,
serving as an endless source of inspiration, especially regarding
technical details but also big-picture design concepts."
That connection and relationship come down to the
ultimate goal of both industries, according to Khoi Vo,
IIDA, vice president, SCAD Hong Kong. "Both are
so intimately connected to the user," he says. "Interior
environments, if done right, are a reflection of whoever
is using the space. And you can't talk about fashion,
especially high fashion, without it all being about serving
that person who wears that piece."

Sources of Inspiration

Fabric from
Jakob Schlaepfer.

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Credit

Aja Baldwin, IIDA

How interior designers find their fashion
muses differs.
"Everywhere I go, I always take note of
local dress to make a mental snapshot of
traditional and modern cultural influences,"
says Aja Baldwin, IIDA, an interior designer
at Gresham Smith in Nashville, Tennessee.
"On a recent trip to Iceland, I took pictures


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