I had wondered if the worldwide economic slowdown would impact newness at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris, France. After my first day at the show, I can say that I see no signs of foot-dragging on introductions.
One of the big color stories here is Purple. This interest in regal, Red-cast Purples is not new, but has been building for a year. Now Purple is in the mainstream—and it looks great! Here is one of my favorite Purple hues, shown in luxurious velvet at Fendi.