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Cindy Allen -- Interior Design, 4/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
In yet another exceptional meeting of consumer brands and creative minds, our annual "fashion issue" covers three continents, three capitals, and two other style capitals as well as five fashion megastars, all matched to a dream team of interior designers and architects. Sheer numbers aside, I'm also proud to present a portfolio that clearly shows our creatives bringing to bear a magnificent encyclopedia of talent, language, and technology, not to mention metaphysically unique expression.
While putting this selection together for you, it occurred to me that April is our only issue in which the subject is design (interior) for design's sake (fashion). But is it?
I must confess that there's something I just don't get, something distressing that keeps creeping into my peripheral vision. As an industry, our mission is to solve problems, and this task our featured interior designers and architects have again performed brilliantly, in glorifying fashion and, most important, helping "move it out the door." So someone, somehow, should explain to this irrepressible 6-foot parcel of charm why fashion designers don't feel compelled to hold up their side of the problem-solving bargain—why, during my shopping sprees on Madison Avenue, I inevitably end up at the accessories counter. Shouldn't fashion designers start playing with a full deck of cards like the rest of us? Or drop the design thing.
But perhaps I just don't get it.