Fall / Winter Picks 2016: Fashion meets Design

Bag by Chanel

Fashion Editor Oriane stages the Fall/Winter season’s new accessories in a new context: 1 hotel room and 10 products

I love it when clothing and accessories become more than just utilitarian items, and this new editorial is all about those designs and products from the Fall/Winter 2016 collections that have great potential to be hung on the wall or decorate the bookcases of a living room.

Ever since 2011, I’ve been regularly following the closet series of The Coveteur. I’ve always dreamed about hanging my favorite dress on the wall, displaying my bags and clutches in a cupboard between candles and plants, or my shoes like Carrie Bradshaw – in the kitchen or between the books on a shelf.

That dream was finally made a reality in a suite at the Hotel Sir Savigny in West Berlin. Designed by designer Saar Zafrir, who is based in Amsterdam, this hotel is all about elegance and masculinity: dark colors like greys, blues, and greens tones paired with materials like velvet and leather. So, it was the perfect place to go with the lovely Julia Zierer, play with contrasts, and shoot some fabulous (and very feminine) products like these over-the-knee boots with embroidered embellishments by Aquazzura, very pretty ballet-inspired lace-up boots by Valentino, or this elegant reinterpretation by Marc Cross of Grace Kelly’s bag in Hitchcock’s Rear Window (my favorite movie of all time).

Spool of thread, robot, jacquard wallpaper, or reinterpretation of a classic work by one of my favorite artists, Alexander Calder: there are many different items here, but they are all united by an interesting twist on design. This bag by Chanel is much more than clothing, just like this clutch by Charlotte Olympia, ring by Sarah & Sebastian, and skirt by Miu Miu. They bring design and fashion into one unique entity – and do it beautifully!

Photos: Julia Zierer
Special Thanks to Hotel Sir Savigny Berlin

French and Swiss, Oriane moved to Berlin to pursue her interest in all things creative. She loves art and photography and does a lot of yoga, also to balance out her passion for great cuisine - a real foodie so to say. And of course, she is obsessed with fashion, which you can tell from her weakness for peplum cuts and ruffles.