HOW IS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
RELATED TO FURNITURE DESIGN
By Niki Cheng
What do you think of when you hear stories about models? How do you feel when you watch a runway show on TV, or walk by a high end shop that has a beautiful Chanel dress? Do you linger and drool, or do you hurry away? A lot of the people I’ve met over the years have a love and hate relationship with models and the fashion world. On one hand we see beautiful, unusual designs most of us don’t fit in or cannot wear to work or parties; on the other hand there’s the curiosity for the next trend, as well as the craving for re-invention.
How does it feel to attend New York Fashion Week in person? Exciting. Chaotic backstage. Yet as an audience, it’s absolutely magical.
Now we come back to the question, what’s the relationship between fashion and furniture design? Often they go hand in hand. The trend for color, style, or texture. But what makes us love a beautifully designed furniture is the immediate embrace when we sit in one. While high fashion remains elusive and unattainable to most of us, elegantly designed furniture cradles us. We can live vicariously through beautiful furniture, to satisfy the craving we have towards fashionable clothing.
We gathered some images from New York Fashion Week, and paired them up with new products from BoConcept, you can see the similarities, right?
Opening Ceremony “What’s Cool Today?”
Both fashion designers and BoConcept designers understand modernism as if they dived into the future, then came back with ultra cool gifts to us. The use of digital colors, innovative fabrics and a feel of tomorrow-land. Indulge yourself with the sumptuous textures of velour and velvet.
Vivienne Tam “The Futuristic City Look”
Vivienne Tam’s chrome metallic flair represents the future as she paired with an updated city-feel dress. This look is such a cutting-edge urban city style. Now add on the perfect chairs. The perfect side table. The unity and balance that create the modern urban interior.
Zang Toi “Metropolitan Desire”
Zang’s classic trench coats remind me of our classic Mezzo sofa. The clean lines and sophisticated styling make it a perfect fit for the modern home, and its unique adjustable back cushions mean you can sit or lounge according to your mood and desire.
Asher Levine “Strike it Rich”
Gold is exciting. It’s vibrant. It’s the color of luxury and desire. When pairing it with darker shades, it amps up the sophistication and elegance even more.
Yeohlee “Minimize Waste, Maximize Use.”
BoConcept’s scandinavian look and feel has always been functional, comfortable, simplistic, designs and expressing organic graphic lines. The look is optimistic and appears effortless and lighthearted. Details and accents of blue and gray and light wood makes the look interesting, new and cozy.
Niki Cheng is the co-owner of BoConcept New York with her husband, Shaokao Cheng. They started BoConcept New York in 2003. With an architecture and interior design background, she has furnished many homes in New York City. She is a proud mother of a 10-year old girl and a 7-year old boy.