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Panel to Explore "Collision" of Fashion and Home Decor

A panel discussion among fashion and home trendsetters at the upcoming High Point Furniture Market will explore the blending of the fashion and home decor industries.

"Are the Fashion and Home Decor Industries Colliding?," set for Monday, Oct. 20, 10-11 a.m. in Ballroom A on the 11th floor of IHFC's Green Wing, features Kelly Cutrone, founder of People’s Revolution; Deborah Camplin, senior vice president of design for Kate Spade; interior designer Barclay Butera; and Better Homes and Gardens Editor Eddie Ross. International Market Centers CEO Bob Maricich will moderate the panel.
Panelists will discuss common threads that bind the fashion and furnishings worlds, and look toward the future for both industries. Home furnishings trends typically trailed behind the fashion industry in years past, but today both worlds are setting trends on an equal basis and providing cues to one another. Panelists will discuss their views on where the trends start and whether Market weeks--both in the fashion and the furnishings industry--are more focused as showcases or true retail-buying events. Attendees also will get insights on the role of designer versus the stylist, and whether we can expect more interior designers to jump into the fashion world.
Cutrone's firm has represented a variety of international clients including Valentino, Christie’s Auction House, Thierry Mugler, Paco Rabanne, Vivienne Westwood, Jeremy Scott and Agent Provocateur.
In her role at Kate Spade, Camplin is responsible for creating the vision and concepts for the entire Kate Spade home collection.
Butera has based his career on a passion for beautiful yet livable design. His mantra of redefining luxury has not changed his firm belief in helping his clients achieve the “Better-Best” concept of living. He has collections with licensed partners Bradburn Gallery Home for lighting, Eastern Accents for bedding, Highland House for furniture, Kravet for textiles and carpets, Merida for natural fiber rugs, Mirror ImageHome, Nourison for carpets, and Zodax for home décor and fragrance.

In addition to his work at Better Homes and Gardens, Ross has been a design, decorating, and food editor for Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful and Food Network. In addition to his print work, which has been featured in Elle Decor, Domino and The New York Times, Ross has appeared in TV specials for Martha Stewart, HGTV and Bravo.

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