Luxurious and beautifully designed dinnerware collections are made to be the life of the party, whether it is a glamorous soiree or an intimate dinner for two. Recognizing that fashion does not stop in your walk-in closet, designers are making delectable fashion statements on your tabletop’s décor.Diane von Furstenberg debuted her modern collection that includes dinnerware, glassware, serving pieces and entertaining items that reflect her bohemian flair and love of colorful geometric patterns. Other notable fashion favorites that are dressing up your dinner table include Hermes, Donna Karan, Versace, Kate Spade, Marchesa, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein.
While always maintaining a master element to their collection, many designers are mixing colors, patterns and even textures to create more exciting displays. No longer is the art of combining dinnerware to create impressive “tablescapes” the envious talent of the perfect hostess. “I think of the table as a collage”, said Lulu de Kwiatkowski, famed textile designer and creator of the whimsical dinnerware line, Lulu DK. “I always try to mesh colors and patterns in a way that keeps you entertained, but not so much that it’s exhausting“, she added. ■