Through My Eyes: Carmen Marc Valvo F/W 2016 Collection

Fashion Fabulistas,

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As some of you may know, I started my career as a fashion designer — so, fashion is always near and dear to my heart. Often I relate interior design to fashion because both industries creatively employ beautiful colors, patterns and prints to make unique statements.

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Ah, a game of charades. From Hollywood regency to bold gilded strokes and patterns re-interpreted upon canvases reminiscent of an old James Bond flick, the Carmen Marc Valvo F/W 2016 show was an invite to an exclusive Gatsby fête.

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Brocade designs woven onto opulent suits with delicate touches of flower stitching are reminiscent of spaces I’ve designed with flower arrangements and drapery that falls beautifully — all with a glowing New York city backdrop in the distance.

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The chair shown in the image above was designed for Robert Allen, one of my favorite furnishing companies. With a unique pattern and dark, mysterious element – the same sexy, elegant vibe came through to me from this black brocade and lace pant suit by Carmen Marc Valvo.

Photo Credits: Michelle Sanders and Regis Colin