A fashionable foothold

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 June, 2011, 12:00am


Almost all the top fashion names have taken their designs to the floor - a logical extension from collaborations on everything from cushions to wallpaper. Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez and Oscar de la Renta are translating their styles to rugs in The Fashion Underfoot collection by Elson & Company. You can now dig your toes into flamboyant Christian Lacroix designs, for Designers Guild. Pieces from Calvin Klein Home, Armani Casa and Hermes featured at the Milan furniture fair this year.

The Fashion Underfoot collection by Elson & Company

It'll cost you US$80 to US$100 per square foot for rugs of 100 knots per square inch; US$65 to US$80 per square foot for rugs of 60 knots per square inch. Inquiries: elsoncompany@gmail.com

Alex Perry by Designer Rugs

The Australian fashion designer has teamed up with Designer Rugs, bringing his Greek heritage and red carpet flair into his designs. Prices vary according to size and design. Inquiries: drsyd@designerrugs.com.au or visit www.designerrugs.com.au

Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild

Prices range from US$1,350 for 1.6x2.59 metres to US$1,895 for 2x3 metres. www.designersguild.com

Calvin Klein Home

A variety of collections are available in a modern, neutral palette. Prices range from about US$855 for 1.07x1.68 metres to US$4,646 for 2.9x3.96 metres. www.calvinkleinrugs.com

Armani Casa

Prices vary according to design and size, but a 300x400cm rug (100 per cent silk) costs about HK$200,000. Rugs are 100 knots per square inch and also come in wool and viscose. Giorgio Armani 1/F, 111 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay.

Hermes - La Maison

Some furniture is available at its Central store (inquiries: 2525 5900). Rugs and wallpaper will come to a new shop opening in Causeway Bay next year. Rugs cost Euro13,500 (HK$151,000) for 220x270cm or Euro27,000 for 300x400cm.