Fall runways from New York to London were dark and romantic, with lots of black amongst saturated colors that looked like they’d been plucked from Hollywood’s classic film noir of the late 1940s and early ‘50s. Ready-to-wear looked more like couture too, with the layering of materials—leather and lace included—and metals. And let’s not forget jewels, extravagant and heavy jewels.
We were dazzled as we followed Fashion Week from city to city, constantly inspired by looks created by such greats as Alexander McQueen, Jill Stuart and Valentino.
We’ve infused our stores with ready-to-wear’s influence and the black-on-black color story. “It is the new grey,” says our chief creative officer Gary Babcock.
Walls have been repainted black (yes, solid black!). Here’s our selection of color swatches for reference. If you’re afraid of such a drastic change and the effects that a dark color can have in your space, opt for one of these lighter versions.
Now you can add black to your collection of Magnolia Plates. Layer in this color with cream and taupe, or go all black for a classic work of art.
Black leather seating like Catania with its must-have metallic nailhead trim is also center stage this season. Adding to its appeal is a hide backside that adds another layer of texture to the story. Some other profiles that are attuned to the trend: Riley in black leather that has some shine to it and Isabeau, which isn’t actually leather at all but is wrapped in a whimsical faux bois with a touch of Lurex that’s stunning and seasonally appropriate.
A collection of lighting called Dane is cast in a dark brushed metal. We envision Dane—the sconce with buffet, task and floor lamps—softly lighting a study or old library with shelves full of old stories by such authors as Edgar Allen Poe.
What says Halloween better than a set of skull candles? This is our favorite accessory for the season and honestly thereafter (yes, you can and should leave it out year round). Choose from white and black colors, and a funny mustache version!
We introduced Marciano to our Shaggy Rug collection years ago and it’s become so popular that we couldn’t resist introducing it in black and white!
These hand-beaded pillows won’t stop shimmering! Art Deco–inspired and full of glamour, they’ll go with any décor. And, you can’t have just one, you need lots to really make a statement. We love them mixed in an assortment of similarly accented pillows.