Trend alert: Equestrian chic

September 16, 2009

Grab a saddle, cowboy, and get ready to ride the latest trend – a quick gallop through the autumn/winter collections reveals pony patterns and horse designs galore.

horse trend2From top left clockwise, pony clock from Decoylab; Collette horse wallpaper, Sandberg; Horsey lampshade, Rice; Pony magnets, Plumo. ‘Equestrian-chic’ is sweeping the fashion ranges this season, too. Pony necklaces, T-shirts and accessories are everywhere:

horse trend 1I like these stylish horse fabrics from Bristol-based interior designer Emily Bond. Check out Emily’s cute home accessories and Dachshund dog patterns too – chouette! 

horse trend3They obviously like horses in Bristol, because I just randomly stumbled across another Bristol-based company with pony patterns, Zedhead. It sells some really funky horse accessories including cushions, lampshades and mirrors – all with a retro horse design that reminds me of the kind of traditional colourful plaster horses you’d find on an old fairground carousel.

horse trend4So, this season we’ve got a stare of owls and now a stable of horses too. What creature will be next? Watch this space, we’re on the case! – Ellie

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