Johannesburg – Visitors to Decorex Joburg are in for a fashion treat as well as a feast of the latest décor, design and lifestyle trends.
Decorex Joburg runs from the 8th to 12th August 2012 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
Decorex sponsor, Plascon, is not only revealing the latest paint colours with their 2013 Colour Forecast, they’ve also asked four South African fashion designers to interpret the colour palettes.
Plascon has always taken a very practical approach to paint: with their forecast, Decorex installations by interior designers, workshops at the Decorex Inspire Theatre and their own magazine Plascon Spaces, every effort is made to show consumers how straightforward it can be to transform their space and life with paint.
Now Plascon is inspiring us again; demonstrating just how fashion and décor influence one another when it comes to colour, mood and texture.
"We have all witnessed the blurring of the lines between fashion, décor and other lifestyle trends in recent years," says Fundudzi designer and one of Plascon’s guest designers, Craig Jacobs. “Now you can even buy a car in almost any colour you want – from chocolate brown to yellow.”
Plascon Colour Manager Anne Roselt says fashion always used to lead the way when it came to colour and trends, with decor following a few years later.
“That gap is closing now; but, of course, in décor, trends always last longer because you can’t change your house as often as you buy a new dress.”
The designers participating in the Plascon fashion shows are: Tiaan Nagel, Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs, Lunar, and Anisa Mpungwe from Loin Cloth and Ashes.
The fashion shows will take place every hour of the show, at the Plascon Trend House (between Halls 2 and 3).
Look out for Tiaan Nagel’s sculptural and surreal interpretation of next year’s paint colours. He has taken a futuristic approach and says that both fashion and décor have a responsibility to understand the human form, its limitations and its aspiration. “I think fashion and interior design meet when we deliver honest and authentic design that speaks to creative problem solving – regardless of trends.”
Anisa Mpungwe will be interpreting her paint palette through African eyes: “My brand is based around African prints and I’ll be using fabrics from west, east and central Africa.”
We can’t wait to see Lunar’s signature style of earthy tones and simple silhouettes, interpreting the more neutral colours of the 2013 palette.
8-12 August 2012
Gallagher Convention Centre
Hours: 09:00 - 18:00
Tickets: R75 for adults, R65 for pensioners and students (FREE exhibition entrance on 8th & 10th August: only for décor, design and architecture professionals who pre-register online)
Visit www.decorex.co.za for trade registration, plus regular updates on exciting competitions, speaker line-ups and booking for the Conversations on Architecture conference (Johannesburg) and Design Dialogue talks (Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg).