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#TBT: Rug Runway

It’s that time of year again- Fashion Week in Toronto! This year, World MasterCard Fashion Week is happening from October 20th to October 25th.  This week’s Throwback Thursday is dedicated to our top three KORHANI home runway collections from the past:


1. Puttin’ on the Ritz



Our first collection, Puttin’ on the Ritz, pays homage to the breathlessly seductive era of the dream factory film divas. Flapper inspired looks were in muted earth tones, peacock feathered headbands stood high, and the collection was reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden age. The soft color palette of rosewood and grey composed an attractive world of glamour and ageless elegance.


2. Celebricity/ VIP only



Our second favorite collection goes out to Celebricity/VIP Only! This collection represented a throwback to the disco era filled with colorful lights, sleek side-sweep and twisted buns, block patterns, and pops of neon! This vibrant, playful trend showcased electric, youthful energy and was reminiscent of Warhol’s screen prints. It was inspired by the exclusivity of a members-only club in Manhattan, Berlin, and Shanghai.


3. Nocturnal



This last KORHANI home runway look was inspired by 2013—the year of the moon. It explored the mystery of the unknown: the transcendence into a dream world of illusion, re-generation and desire. We loved the deep shades of burgundy and dusty grey highlighted by the moonlight pale accents.  The models styled Cruella de Vil hair, cages by their side, and beautiful deep burgundy tones with floral embellishments. This look is reminiscent of the night sky – like hidden secrets written in the stars that reveal themselves only after dark.


KORHANI home Reese Witherspoon Rug Runway

TIFF 2014: Fashions from the KORHANI home Rug Runway

Every September, Hollywood’s elite descend on Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  This year was no different, creating a frenzy of paparazzi and fans on the red carpet to catch a glimpse of these stars and their red carpet fashion!

While these stars rarely make a fashion faux pas, KORHANI home can’t help but wonder if we could make them even more fashionable in some of our carpet couture!


Reese Witherspoon has two films at TIFF this year, and we think she would look glamorous in this KORHANI home rug gown!

KORHANI home Reese Witherspoon Rug Runway



Every woman in Toronto has been on Channing Tatum watch at TIFF.  We think this KORHANI home rug tux would make the star look even more handsome (if that’s even possible!) on the red carpet.

KORHANI home Channing Tatum Rug Runway



Young star Hailee Steinfeld would look gorgeous and fun rocking this KORHANI home rug jumpsuit on the red carpet!

KORHANI home Hailee Steinfeld Rug Runway



Kate Bosworth always looks chic on the red carpet.  We think her petite frame would look fabulous in this bright pink and black KORHANI home rug dress!

KORHANI home Kate Bosworth Rug Runway



What do you think of our KORHANI home Rug Runway fashions?

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Home & Fashion: Pastel Pretty

As we spring into warm-weather season, it’s officially time to put away those midnight blacks, dark browns and jewel tones, instead, opt for uplifting and soft pastels. Paired perfectly with florals, these two trends are made for each other. Take your colour inspiration from blooming tulips, cotton candy at country fairs and of course, Pinterest.

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World MasterCard Fashion Week F/W ’13: KORHANI home on the runway

Today is the big day! The KORHANI home runway show is tonight at 7 p.m. at Toronto Fashion Week! Will you be there? And more importantly, what will you be wearing in the tents? What Canadian influencers will be in the front row?

Join the conversation! We want to hear what you think of the show! Tweet at us @KORHANIhome! #KORHANIrunway #WMCFW

Tomorrow tune intoThe Global Morning Show with Liza Fromer LIVE at 8:30 a.m. ET to see Kirsten Korhani talking about her Fall/Winter 2013 Collection and see looks from each theme on our models.

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Home & Fashion: Splurge vs. Steal

Bring elements from the Spring Æ13 runways into your home décor pieces.


From Valentino and Balenciaga, to Alexander McQueen, a common trend on the Spring 2013 runway are cut-outs and an emphasis on geometric shapes û like triangles and diamonds.

Splurge: Balenciaga dress $1,145

Steal: Michaelis ÆKORHANI home area rug: 63″ x 89″ $90

Strong outlines!

Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta showcase swirly and floral embroidery. More McQueen with horizontal lines and strong outlines.

Splurge: Oscar de la Renta $6,490

Steal: Fay KORHANI home two-faced patio rug, 94″ x 128″ $130



Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day gifts for him & her

ValentineÆs Day is in two weeks. Whether you love it or hate it, donÆt ignore it.

Stressed because you just started dating someone? Acknowledgement with a single rose, a candle or card can go a long way. You still want to be thoughtful, but not scare the person away.

Maybe youÆve been with your girlfriend or husband for years and youÆve run out of gift ideas? Our home & fashion gift guide will help you out.

Our not-so-serious choice: Pewter Fortune Cookie. Write your own romantic or silly message and put it inside. Not feeling creative? It comes with several messages you can choose from.

Our serious choice: Tiffany Crown Key Pendant. Diamonds & rose gold in a little blue box. She’ll swoon.

Our not-so-serious choice: Love Grenade Bank. It’s different and any trendy guy will think it’s cool.

Our serious choice: the Tiffany silver Swiss Army knife. For an added touch, get it engraved with a special message.

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Fashion & home: the flapper days

The Roaring ’20s brings to mind prohibition, jazz, flappers and an era of distinct fashion. From fringe on skirts to form-fitting hats, many modern day designs are derived from the past.

I love this ad from a 1920′s catalog, “now you can buy hats for all your outfits.” If only those prices were the same today!

Digging up the past can be fun. Raid your mom’s closet or grandma’s attic and dig up some treasures from the past. Combining new and old pieces make for the best outfits. Antiques can add an element of surprise to an otherwise modern room design.

With The Great Gatsby coming to theatres in May, home and fashion trends are exploding with remnants of the prohibition-age.

Let’s bring back the ’20s! Is there a decade that inspires your wardrobe or home dÚcor?

Fashion Week: see you in Berlin

Berlin Fashion Week is fast approaching (January 15 to 18). For the first time, KORHANI will be showing during this fashion-packed week.

Thursday January 17 promises a day full of action. One of Kirsten Korhani as favorite German designers, Dorothee Schumacher, starts off the day at 10 a.m. with her runway show. Schumacher is known for playful, feminine and daring designs with unconventional material combinations.

Across the courtyard, KORHANI has an off-site show at 7 p.m. Carpet couture collections French Affair and Puttin’ on the Ritz will be shown as well as a sneak peek at a mystery Fall 2013 theme.

Hugo Boss finishes off the day with a bang with an off-site show and after party.

Even though Fashion Week is about the clothes on the runway (or should be), the question that’s sure to pop-up is, What celebrities will be sitting in the front row? Followed by, What are they wearing?

See you in Berlin.


Trending: wearing brocade to holiday parties

December is the month full of parties: work parties, Christmas parties and the biggest bash of all û New YearÆs Eve. ItÆs important to stand out û in the right way. Brocade is a lavish and holiday-worthy trend that will give your outfit the perfect amount of elegance.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Winter 2013 Collection was full of this chic look – inspired by Sicilian Baroque. KORHANI’s Bianka rug and gold frame bring the luxurious trend from the runway into your home.

Remember, keep it simple. Wear brocade on only one element of your ensemble. If your dress is full of gilded brocade, keep your shoes simple. Same goes with makeup. Make your eyes pop by adding gold highlights to a classic smoky eye.


Home & Fashion: a punk rock Christmas

Punk rock in the æ70s was about going against the mainstream. British bands The Sex Pistols and The Clash influenced music and a rebellious way of life.

Now, it’s a bit less about youthful rebellion and a bit more about making a bold fashion statement. We can find the subculture of punk in our home décor û keeping it young, playful and hip.

1. Alexander McQueen clutch $2,295

2. Sam Edelman heels $299

3. Valentino Va Va Voom studded convertible clutch $1,895

4. Houndstooth lamp, Bed, Bath & Beyond $49.99

5. iPhone case $30

6. Etsy $6

7. Rocker Rags Sex Pistols T-shirt $23.95

8. KORHANI Joey rug $39 available at Lowes

For more Glamour Punk inspiration, check out our Home Collection.