Zara: A few good pieces but how do you choose?
Mary Portas proclaims her love for Zara and their window displays on a regular basis. With a great fashion brand from a Spanish born company Zara in recent years expanded into homewares but not in a huge way in the UK but you can shop the whole collection online. I enjoy Zara’s approachable cool fashion but their homeware is actually less so, its not that its not beautiful and great quality and its even very cool and commits to trends with gusto. Its just that like the clothes there is an assumption (presume Spanish brovado) that we have the knowledge of how to style the pieces. A good window display can give us hints for sure and the fashion and styling conscious among us take it as a challenge to replicate looks and create our own bespoke visions of beauty. If Zara Home is to be as successful as its fashionable sister then it must give more pointers in how to style the items seemlessly into our home, a tip perhaps that it could take from its big British brothers like John Lewis & Marks & Spencer.
So From someone who knows, I have picked out just a couple of my favourite pieces, I know how I would style them, think along the lines of concrete, bleached woods, crisp white & taupe cottons and then a flash of colour from textiles such as moroccan weaves, ikat or even pastel coloured silk saris. A backdrop of deep dark grey will keep the accessories looking bright and shiny. As its open to interpretation what would you do?