What a fabulous morning I had at the Washington Design Center witnessing once again the powerful bond between fashion and interior design. Stephen Elrod, Creative Director for Lee Jofa presented their new collection from Oscar de la Renta and discussed Mr. de la Renta’s collaboration with color enthusiast Miles Redd. I am a huge fan of his mastery of color—so bold! I admire his courage to introduce bold strokes while maintaining a neutral and transitional sensibility:
The new collection was inspired by patterns from the runway and invoked Mr. Redd’s spirited palette. It is also reflective of Mr. de la Renta’s personal interior preference, an English country vernacular as you can see from this beautiful pattern:
One of my favorites fabrics is a cotton/felt reminiscent of English billiard cloth. It comes in the most luxurious color ways and reminds me of his Cinnamon Double Face Alpaca Coat from the fall 2010 collection.
I was lucky enough to win the raffle of Inspired Style—Lee Jofa/Kravet’s book “Inspired Styles” chronicling the numerous designers who have worked on collections for the fabric houses. If you have not had a chance to pick up this book I recommend that you do. My friend and fellow designer Iantha is pictured with me below holding onto my winnings!
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