FROM HOME DÉCOR TO RUNWAY COUTURE: KORHANI HOME UNVEILS FALL/WINTER '13 COLLECTION AT WORLD MASTERCARD FASHION WEEK TORONTO (March 20, 2013) -- In its fifth season at World MasterCard Fashion Week, Canadian label KORHANI home debuted its Fall/Winter 2013 home furnishing collection -- showing what will be on trend in interior design for the season. Models strutted down the runway in garments made of rugs -- reminding guests the importance of changing your home décor each season, along with your wardrobe. Design industry leaders and Canadian influencers sat front row at the KORHANI home runway show including: • Arlene Dickinson • Karen Sealy • Stacey McKenzie • Ainsley Kerr • Suzanne Dimma • Thomas Smythe "My home collection is a reflection of my lifelong passion for design," said Kirsten Korhani, chief designer and creative director, KORHANI home. "I have always been drawn to the fashion world -- it influences everything I do." The runway show featured stunning models dressed in carpet couture that incorporated three distinct themes: Nocturnal Collection Inspiration: Nocturnal explores the mystery of the unknown: the transcendence into a dream world full of illusion, re-generation and desire. With deep shades of gloomy burgundy and dusty grey highlighted by moonlight pale accents, this collection is reminiscent of the night sky -- like hidden secrets written in the stars that reveal themselves only after dark. Home Furnishing Trends: Velvet cushions in jewel-tones. For the minimalist who wants to update their living or dining room into a sleek and ageless space. A colour palette in cool tones that stands the test of time. Allure Collection Inspiration: Allure pays homage to the seductive era of the dream factory film divas. The soft colour palette of dusty rose and shaded nude compose a world of glamour and ageless elegance. Art nouveau style formed by flowing lines creates an opulent atmosphere of luxury and seduction. Home Furnishing Trends: Feminine florals with a focus on antiques. Geometric patterns will be on trend with rosewood-coloured fabrics and touches of gold accents. For the more traditional who want to add subtle, new elements to a room -- while still remaining classic. Celebricity/VIP Only Collection Inspiration: Celebricity draws inspiration from the exclusivity of a futuristic members-only club in Manhattan, Berlin or Shanghai. Bold prints with expressive and vibrant colours. Home Furnishing Trends: Jet black and sharp white with bright pops of subdued neon. Iconic images on the walls and playful accents like bean bag chairs. Perfect for downtown condo-living and infusing youthful energy into small spaces. KORHANI home products are available through major retail partners exceeding over 1,000 doors in Canada and the label is proud for its recent expansion in the US and German markets. In January 2013, after revealing its 2013 Fall Collection during "Berlin Fashion Week", the Canadian label will be available for the European market this coming fall, with more detailed announcements coming this April. "We are very pleased that the consumers are connecting with our product," said Moji Korhani, owner, KORHANI home. "After all, it is made beautifully and is extremely affordable." Images from tonight's show will be uploaded to www.wireimage.com. Visit www.korhani.com for more information. ABOUT KORHANI HOME KORHANI home is a founding sponsor of World MasterCard Fashion Week with over a century of experience styling homes while offering fashionable, functional and affordable products. A leading manufacturer of floor coverings, KORHANI home was recognized by the Globe and Mail's Report on Business in November 2012 as one of six companies in Canada keeping production local.


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