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How Personal Fashion Style and the Built Environment Intersect

"Kitchen and Bath Catwalk" panel discussion at kbis 2023

From Left to right: Tommy Zung, Alicia Cheung Lichtenstein, John Cialone, and GRAY's Brandon Gaston.

This February, GRAY — a long-time media partner and supporter of NKBA's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) — was invited to moderate a panel discussion to explore the influence of fashion on the built environment.

Brizo sponsored the discussion, titled "Kitchen and Bath Catwalk," and GRAY's senior digital content strategist and In the Design Lounge host, Brandon Gaston led panelists Tommy Zung, principal of Studio Zung, Alicia Cheung Lichtenstein, co-owner and principal of Studio Heimat, and John Cialone, vice-president and partner of Tom Stringer Design Partners through a lively conversation covering trends, personal style, and the effects of translating fashion into interiors.

Topics covered:

  • Does your wardrobe style vary depending on your prospective client's style or design choices?

  • How do you incorporate the concept of personal expression into your designs?

  • Considering the principal of "look good, feel good," what psychological aspect do you feel fashion has on people and their moods and emotions? How does that transfer into their designed spaces?

  • As many aspects of design are so much more permanent, how do you work with trends and interpret that into a space?

  • On the business side, how do you use personal style to help develop your own brand?

  • Where in fashion do you get your inspiration for your designs? Tell us some of your favorite resources and fashion designers.

Audience watching the "Kitchen and Bath Catwalk" panel discussion at kbis 2023

"Kitchen and Bath Catwalk" panel discussion on NKBA | KBIS NEXT Stage.

Photos courtesy NKBA | KBIS


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