The new way to get the latest, must-have fashion trends? Looking to the latest homeware accessories!
Street and interior styles are becoming ever more intertwined, with storage baskets becoming the latest homeware trend to be worn as a fashion accessory at London Fashion Week
Brits have been turning away from designer labels to get the hottest catwalk trends and are instead finding these looks in the latest homeware accessories.
This is seen in furniture and decor brand Maisons du Monde, who revealed sales of the season's most stylish new storage basket 'bag' had increased by an amazing 236 per cent as thrifty Brits started to look for accessories to suit this new dual purpose. Pinterest also reported a 60 per cent increase in saves for basket bags over the past month in the UK, with the raffia basket bag from Loewe proving especially popular for fashion insiders.
The intermingling between fashion and interiors was initially highlighted by the Balenciaga laundry handbag, while more recently, Moschino made headlines through a range of paper bag-inspired dresses.
This trend for homeware as a fashion statement continued at this year's London Fashion Week Men's A/W18 catwalk, with one outfit resembling a patterned rug and an electrical extension cord as a necklace, show how the trend is growing in popularity.
Fashion and lifestyle blogger Kavita Donkersley was spotted sporting the storage basket accessory over the weekend, with her basket bag styled with a shaggy purple coat, striped trousers and chunky black boots.
She said: "These baskets are not only perfectly sized to fit all of my bits and bobs, but they double up as amazing home decor pieces. From laundry baskets to flower pot holders, my friends and family can’t believe I use it for so many different things!"
A spokesperson for Maisons du Monde said: "We love the inventiveness of the popular new trend of storage baskets as bags, fresh off the catwalk at London Fashion Week. We know that customers showcase their personality when decorating their home, so why not make your home décor work twice as hard and gain major style points using products you’ve already got?"