Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Hub of Serenity within Fashion Madness, Design NYFW

Tucked within the mayhem and traffic swarming Lincoln Center was the quaint and luxurious  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Star Lounge designed by Wesley Cadle...

Here's a tease of LA and I's Interview with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Star Lounge designer Wesley Cadle...

For the last few years, Wesley Cadle has been the creative genius behind the Star Lounge’s chic décor and star filled atmosphere. For this year’s lounge, he created a serene environment of cool cucumber greens and pops of pink with Pucci-inspired patterns flanking the walls and ceiling. The message is written clearly on Stephanie Hirsch’s Keep Calm and Carry On black and gold hand-beaded canvas mounted above the sandstone fireplace, designed by Chesney’s UK. The overall result is a calm, welcoming space that has seen the likes of  André Leon Talley to Bag Snob editor Tina Craig.
CultureMap: Where have you drawn the inspiration to create this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Star Lounge?
Wesley Cadle: I was inspired by a silk scarf and wanted to wrap the room in geometric prints with cool mint greens and pops of pink. The walls and ceiling are wrapped with Porter Teleo mural panels custom hand made in ink for the lounge.
CM: You have said an environment provokes an emotional response. What emotion do you want to provoke with the Star Lounge?
WC: I want to create a living room experience offering folks a break from the hustle and bustle of the shows.
CM: When designing a space that hosts such a fashionable crowd, do you draw inspiration from the collections that are debuting at fashion week?
WC: I’m attaching it to fashion, but I look into the interior design industry for inspiration. I’m one of those designers that doesn’t heavily rely on following trends, but sometimes am open to using one here and there.  full interview...