Live your style, or wear it? Why choose when you can do both! Here, we feature three celebrated industry pros who show us how it's done.
When you really think about it, design is design. We all know how each discipline influences the other. And why wouldn't they? Interior design and fashion design both involve playing with color and form, creating striking silhouettes, and making a style statement.
So, to find interior designers and architects who either dabble or delve deep into fashion, you don't have to look very far. Here are three such talents we love:
1. MICHELLE NUSSBAUMER
photo: Max Burkhalter for AD
The creative force behind Ceylon et Cie, Michelle Nussbaumer brings her wanderlust to her brand. Michelle's passion for traveling the globe, often going well off the beaten path, translates into her soulful, rich, eclectic designs. Just one look at her signature textiles gives you a glimpse into the exotic destinations Michelle has visited and been inspired by.
Michelle Nussbaumer's Chabahar Multi
Now, Michelle has created a swimwear line that conveys her sense of discovery and keen eye for time-honored patterns that fit perfectly into today's active lifestyles.
Limited edition sleeveless, mock-neck swim bodysuit featuring IKAT print by Michelle Nussbaumer x Clarence House. $295; coverswim.com
Limited edition long-sleeved swim T-shirt featuring IKAT print by Michelle Nussbaumer x Clarence House. $195; coverswim.com
2. VIRGIL ABLOH
photo: Jody Rogac
Virgil Abloh is an artist, architect, and fashion designer. Upon earning his master's degree in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Abloh, inspired by such great 20th century architects as Marcel Breuer, channeled the urban energy of street art, combined with the stark beauty of raw concrete that marks Brutalist design, to create "Efflorescence," a 20-piece furniture collection that debuted last year at Abloh's first solo show at Paris' prestigious Galerie kreo.
photo: Sylvie Chan-Liat
Though a highly trained architect, Abloh is perhaps best known for his work in fashion. He is the chief executive officer of Off-White, the fashion house he founded in 2012, and is also the artistic director of Louis Vuitton Menswear. Thousands of fans will attest that his designs live at the height of chic.
Allen Bow Mules, $1,065; off---white.com
Monogram Jacquard Sweatshirt, $1,490; us.louisvuitton.com
3. WADE ALLYN HALLOCK
For over two decades, Miami-based interior designer Wade Hallock, owner of Hallock Design Group, has created exceptional environments for private clients of distinction - including some of today's top music and movie industry celebs. Expanding on his clients' visions and imparting his finely tuned signature style, Hallock is among the most sought-after designers in the country.
South Beach residence by Wade Hallock
No stranger to deftly draped fabrics and luxurious embellishments, Hallock's glam yet refined aesthetic effortlessly translates to fashion; thus, the designer is currently hard at work designing a collection of showstopping pieces. Though still in the conceptual phase, Hallock's fashion line Wade Allyn is forthcoming, and we can't wait to see how it takes shape!