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Fashion Week Connection To Kitchen Design '09

It's the end of Fashion Week here in New York, and I thought it would be interesting to get a round up of impressions of what's happening in fashion, as, after all, our homes are also influenced by fashion and trends (including current events.)

To put it bluntly, it appears that the carnage in the various financial sectors have brought forth a sort of "bread and butter" reaction from many fashion houses. Toned down, serious, back to basics, UN-wild is what's new. No lack of creativity, but a return to a designer's original aesthetic, and building on those strengths may be what's new for this season. And, that makes some sense. Less risky, and all that.

Nothing wrong with having a safe haven, and being surrounded by trusted friends, right?



As in kitchens for 09, new (post September 2008) thoughts on kitchen design also include a back to basics point of view, back to well designed kitchens, a focus on function, with the home taking on increased importance now more than ever...the ultimate safe haven.

I'll go into much more detail shortly (next couple of days) on where we are in kitchen design in these strange times of '09. Stay tuned.

It's not a fall, it's a correction....right? ;)

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Reader Comments (2)

I've often wondered how fashion connects with our design choices. I'll be looking forward to what you have to say. But I love the picture of the kitchen you've posted. That would be my back to basics.

March 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Givens

Personally, my wife and I have always focused our attention--and our money--on our home, and it has always paid dividends for us. It's where we go at the end of the day and where we most want to be. At home and with each other. Your kitchen photo is a case in point. What could be better than living in a place like that!

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

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