The New York Design Center recently hosted the 6th annual What’s New What’s Next to celebrate Fall with exciting new products, presentations, panels, book signings and more. We’re happy to share that Robert took part in a panel discussion at the John-Richard showroom.
Featuring J. Alexander, fashion icon and TV personality, Fabulous: Where Fashion Meets Interior Design, sparked an engaging conversation about the intersection of fashion and design. Why do certain colors, textures and prints morph from elements in a fashion collection to become décor trends? To join the discussion is Ginny Hilfiger, ready-to-wear designer, who helped grow her brother’s company ‘Tommy Hilfiger’ and who now brings her fresh design aesthetic to Fila’s ‘Global Heritage’ collection.
Robert, with renowned Interior Designer Alexa Hampton, shared particular points of view about the influence of the runway on modern design. Bridging both worlds, Robert Verdi, style expert who has hosted a variety of TV programs featuring fashion and interior design, rounded out the panel. The dialogue was expertly led by the elegant, effervescent Stacey Bewkes, creator of the luxury lifestyle blog Quintessence.
Photos by Alan Barry Photography.