Design comes in all forms. To be a designer, to be artistic, creative, innovative, is to be something truly special. Design inspires us, captivates us and fosters our imagination every single day. Design itself is a creative mirror of the beauty in life.
Every once in a while we stumble upon inspired partnerships, that fuse one or more forms of design to create something organic, inventive and different. Australian fashion forward labels Romance was Born and Gorman have teamed up with Dulux in conjunction with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, to do just that. Their latest collections take fashion and transform it into interior design.
Romance was Born’s imaginative and fantasy like collection ‘Dream On’, inspired the designers striking interiors entitled ‘Portal’ and ‘Flower Dreaming’. ‘Portal’ fuses retro style and ideals of the majestic to create a sense of whimsy expected from the fashion forward design team; Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. The duo somehow then transcend this, taking the strong floral elements of their ‘Dream On’ collection, creating the retro chic kitchen space ‘Flower Dreaming’. Feminine like pastels contrast the use of bold yet quirky ornaments and fixtures, emulating fun and ground breaking era of the 60s. Each design however, is combined seamlessly with innovative modern elements.
Gorman, with its earth, tribal and organic roots continues to captivate. The labels AW14 collection ‘Winter Harvest’ is mirrored through the interior ‘Harvest’. Using strong structural and earthy elements, the design is reminiscent of a French Country Chateau. Decadent yet homely, simple yet bold. Natural yet modern. The room transports you into a dream like opulance. The label then contrasts this with a desert like setting. Cactus, organic wood matched and earth like properties are all used to create a magical yet raw warmth.
What has been created here, is certainly something special. It can be too easy to simply devalue any platform of design but we must remember that without designers, creatives and innovative minds, our world would simply become a vacant space.