Runway Ruffles

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Runway Ruffles

Art influences art, so it should come as no surprise that the separate spheres of fashion and interior design draw on each other for inspiration. As soon as a trend emerges in one world, the other world rushes to embrace it. Innovative patterns and interesting designs spread rapidly, traveling from the runway to the entryway and from curtain calls to catalogues.

 

And, what better place to spot cutting-edge trends than the world-renowned New York Fashion Week? Twice a year, NYFW draws eager and influential crowds looking to view (and buy!) an incredible assortment of upscale apparel. Statement pieces with dramatic cuts and unexpected color schemes do more than awe spectators, they enlighten innovators in all fields — lighting design included. So, as artists and creators, we had to do a double take when we spotted the gorgeous arrangements of Jill Stuart and Cushnie et Ochs. One phrase came to mind: Runway Ruffles.

 

Runway Ruffles: tasteful folds of fabric (drawn from haute couture) that give a lively sense of fluidity to a piece. But who’s to say this stops when the catwalk closes? The thoughtfully arranged, iron mesh screens that fold together to create the Pulse chandelier from Corbett Lighting mirror Runway Ruffles in every sense — they’re animated, they give the appearance of motion and steal the show without overstating themselves.

 

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