Instagram may have banned the nipple in its true form, but influencers are celebrating the female form via their art instead.
During lockdown, we’ve been treated to sneak peeks inside our favourite influencers’ homes and it’s giving us so much interiors inspo. Along with clean minimalism courtesy of We The People Style and heavenly furniture via Monikh, one of the major interiors trends we’ve gleaned from our voyeurism is decor inspired by the female body.
One designer that celebrates the natural female body through her designs is Anissa Kermiche, who has become a household name in the world of interiors. Her incredible ceramics collection took off when it launched on Matches Fashion and gained the support of well-known fashion influencers like Pernille Teisbaek and Monikh Dale.
We spoke exclusively to Anissa Kermiche and she told us: “For some reason my brain always manages to see human shapes in everything. For example, I could view a lamp post as a really thin woman and I’m always feeling like cars are looking at me through their lights, like little eyes. I’m forever celebrating the female figure through design.”
One of Kermiche’s most popular pieces is the love handles vase – the hips of a beautifully curvaceous woman’s lower half. It’s available in a variety of hues and textures and it’s recently been scaled-up to a statement piece that would turn the attention of an entire room.
“After having worked as an engineer in logistics, in a grey industrial world, being able to finally create my brand was a liberation. I was finally allowed to express all of my extravagance that I had repressed for so many years. Voluptuous shapes and femininity had to be the DNA of my brand,” Kermiche tells us.
Concrete textures and hues have been having a real moment within interior design trends like minimalism, Japandi and warehouse luxe. This, combined with the emerging female-form trend, brings us into a new era of home decor inspired by womanly figures of Renaissance paintings and Greek statues.
“I think my work is highly influenced by the artists that fascinated me as a child and made me dream: Dali, Magritte and Calder with his primary colour palette,” says Kermiche.
When asked why she thinks her collection was so successful, she said: “I think people are also more interested in their interiors since social media has entered people’s homes with Instagram stories and Snapchat.”
Fashion influencers and leading fashion brands are finally focusing on the importance of interior content, proving that style is a much bigger picture than your #OOTD.
Overall, your home interiors are the backdrop to your mirror selfies and the decor is the outfit your home wears everyday, so there’s no reason it can’t be as stylish as you.
When asked about the future of the brand, Kermiche tells us: “We’re working on tableware and bigger-scale objects, which we are very excited about.”