August 16, 2018
Earlier this month, the City of Lights sparkled with style yet again as the Karastan design team reopened their showroom doors at the highly anticipated Las Vegas Market. Held biannually in Las Vegas’s World Market Center, the Las Vegas Market is the West Coast’s only home furnishings market and a top destination for style seekers in search of the freshest fashions for home interiors. With upwards of 4,000 luxury gift and home brands, in addition to at least 600 temporary exhibitors, packed inside the market’s surplus of 5.4 million square feet of sprawling showroom space, it’s no wonder that the Las Vegas Market attracts the attention of top tastemakers, retail leaders, interior designers and design celebrities from around the world!
Karastan wowed attendees at this summer’s market with the most product debuts launched in recent history! Such launches included the unveiling of Karastan’s new Elements Collection, featuring 12 original designs in opening price points spanning a spectrum of styles ranging from timeless traditional all the way to cutting edge contemporary. While officially launched earlier at this season’s Atlanta market, Karastan’s Meraki Collection was equally well received on the West Coast. Consciously crafted with eco-friendly Everstrand™ recycled polyester yarn, the collection is comprised of 15 traditional patterns revamped with rich color combinations and distressed details. The Meraki Collection’s globally inspired bohemian designs made waves in haute hues like magenta pink, indigo blue, tangerine orange, lime green and teal sapphire.
Karastan expanded on existing collections as well. Ten new designs were added to the popular Spice Market Collection, including five creations styled by the antique inspired artisans of Patina Vie, four patterns designed by legendary textile designer, Virginia Langley, and one debut dreamed possible by Karastan Vice President of Design, Tracy Pruitt. The contemporary Cosmopolitan Collection grew by 14 new designs as well, five of which were created in collaboration with Patina Vie. Silver, oxblood, emerald and clay colors were also added to the Cosmopolitan Collection, with emerald in particular anticipated to be a rising trend. Three new colorways of Virginia Langley’s “Nirvana” design were introduced, including jade, smoky grey and brushed gold. Fifteen new designs were also presented in the Enigma Collection, many of which incorporated pastel colors, another rising trend. Topping off all the newness included round rug size options released in the Euphoria and Touchstone Collections.
However, the biggest news announced at the market included the unveiling of two new collections licensed in collaboration with Scott Living, a lifestyle brand owned by Jonathan and Drew Scott, hosts of HGTV’s Property Brothers series. The Scotts collaborated with Tracy Pruitt to create 21 new designs for their two collections, named Artisan and Expressions.
Upscale art-deco inspired styles, polished by shimmering touches of gold and cream viscose, comprise the luxurious Artisan Collection. Those craving more of a casual, masculine inspired style influenced by coastal California vibes will gravitate toward the Expressions Collection. This carefree collection includes a denim and indigo blue color palette, balanced with neutral hues of beige, grey, black and white. The “Elan Onyx” style from the Expressions Collection even served as the backdrop for fan photos with the Scotts during a packed cocktail party hosted in the Karastan showroom on Sunday, July 29, to celebrate the collections’ launch.
While this season’s market concluded earlier this month, the Karastan design team is already at work preparing a slew of more stylish surprises for next winter’s Las Vegas Market, scheduled for January 27-31, 2019.
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