Six Home Collections by Designer Fashion Brands: Etro, Missoni, Versace, Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti, Emilia Wickstead.
Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti capsule collection
The Louis Vuitton-Fornasetti collaboration is a unique voyage crossing borders between experimentation and tradition. Fornasetti’s visionary depiction of the world meets the effective blend of Louis Vuitton’s forward-looking creativity and craft. The design collaboration is inspired by Fornasetti’s iconic hand-drawn imagery that has enchanted art lovers since Piero founded his atelier in 1940.
For the Fall Women 2021 womenswear collection Nicolas Ghesquière dug as an archaeologist among the 13,000 Milanese Atelier’s creations, selecting the most iconic themes in a dialogue with Barnaba Fornasetti. The collection perfectly evokes the continuing modernity of Fornasetti’s visual universe. Garments and accessories use a rich combination of colours, textures and traditional and cutting-edge techniques to combine the Atelier’s original drawings with Nicolas Ghesquière’s strikingly contemporary design.
While Etro’s signature paisley prints have always been more visible on the catwalk than on the sofa, the luxury fashion brand was originally founded as a textile design factory, and it has been creating upholstery fabric since 1981. With that in mind, it’s unsurprising that the bold prints and vivid palette that are central to Etro’s DNA have translated so effortlessly into striking cushions, tableware, and home accessories.
Fuelled by drama and Italian opulence, Versace’s signature motifs are easy to spot in its Home Collections. The iconic Medusa head, graphic Greek key pattern and dramatic swirls of baroque-style prints are at the heart of the brand’s maximalist appeal, whether hanging in your wardrobe or draped across the bed.
It’s been over 40 years since Missoni zigzagged its way from catwalk to kitchen, so the instantly recognisable patterns that typify the brand’s ready-to-wear have had plenty of time to make themselves at home.
Emilia Wickstead – It wouldn’t be Emilia Wickstead without an opulent floral print.
Emilia Wickstead modern take on formal dress codes has already garnered her a diverse and high-profile following, so you can expect to see her pretty printed linens adorning the place settings at your next black-tie soiree.
Crafted from lightweight linen, this napkin from London-based designer Emilia Wickstead is a fine addition to any alfresco tablescape. Characterised by a decadent print titled Floral Array, this design pays homage to the label’s penchant for floral patterns which dominate its collections of maximalist pieces time and time again.
In a bid to find some joy during last year’s lockdown, mother-and-daughter design duo Bernadette and Charlotte de Geyter started dressing up (in outfits of their own design, of course) and hosting their own private little gatherings in Bernadette’s garden. That’s when they had the notion of expanding their brand (also called Bernadette) to encompass a collection of ceramics that are as vibrant as their dresses. “Now, you can match your plates to what you’re wearing and what you’re serving,” says Bernadette de Geyter. What meal would they pair the mint green range (exclusive to Harrods, no less)? “A salad, or perhaps a little snack at 4pm,” says Charlotte, immediately. Bernadette laughs. “Yes, we definitely eat more now!”