Modern Tailoring in Interiors

By Oliver Burns

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June 16, 2017|Trends

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  • his week marked the 5th anniversary of the hotly anticipated Men’s Fashion Week in London. A firm fixture in the sartorial calendar, this 4-day event showcases the trends which come next spring will adorn shopfronts across the country. Vertical stripes, neon shades and playful layers where just three of the trends to emerge from this week’s offerings, showcased by international fashion houses Songzio and Astrid Anderson.  With this current focus around menswear, we explore how gentleman’s fashion has been translated into stylish interiors fit for the discerning modern-day dandy.

Alongside Savile Row, elegant Jermyn Street shares the distinguished reputation as one of the capital’s most sophisticated menswear destinations. Lined with an array of bespoke tailors and shirt makers, many of whom have occupied the same location for generation, Jermyn Street is widely recognised as one of London’s most stylish streets. Located on this esteemed stretch of luxury retailers and restaurants is Beau House, a development which houses eight apartments including the gem in the crown, The Brummell penthouse. This vast 4,000 square foot space was named after 18th-century menswear icon and local resident, Beau Brummell, whose signature style can be observed throughout from striped wallcoverings to opulent finishes.

Upon arrival at this unique development, Beau’s influence is made immediately apparent. An exquisite high-back bench upholstered in satin-sheen cotton, leather, velvet takes pride of place by the entrance, communicating the level of quality that characterises each apartment. Drawing on inspiration from men’s tailoring, this bespoke design features traditionally sartorial techniques such as piping, buttoning and pleating to craft a truly unique piece fitting of the most fashionable of gentleman.

This nod to menswear extends to the penthouse, where the finest finishes and best craftsmen have been sought out to create the ultimate trophy property. Subtle stripe wall coverings and vertically laid marble make a nod to a gentleman’s striped suit whilst a wall to ceiling headboard in one of the guest suites with exposed stitching pays homage to the intricate work of a seamstress.

Contrasting fabric and textures offers another way to reference men’s tailoring in an unexpected way. These armchairs have been upholstered in a houndstooth fabric by Ralph Lauren on the outside with a pale blue material on the inside. This playful juxtaposition of patterns and colours reflects the contrasting fabrics used to construct a suit.

As the gap between interiors and fashion becomes ever smaller, we anticipate the relationship between these two design disciplines will continue to flourish, leading the way for ever more inventive creations.

Composed by LE.

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