We all love our days where nothing but a plain white tee and a sassy pair of jeans is completely satisfying. What about the days where we really feel like dressing up or trying to find an outfit that can speak through it’s fabrics, materials and prints. Where clothing can truly look like a piece of art. Fashion garments that we see, make us do a double take just to admire the craftsmanship and make one ask ‘”where did you get that?” or “how was that made?”
Embroidery is the handcraft art of decorating fabric or other materials with needle point, thread and/or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal buttons or thin strips, pearls, beads, feathers, sequins, and numerous other embellishments. Today, embroidery is most often seen on such popular clothing pieces as denim, hats, coats, dress shirts, dresses, pants, etc.
We saw the Chinoiserie trend a good deal along the streets of Fashion Week. This type of embroidery is mainly from China and includes designs from lotus flowers to fierce dragons. We currently see this on the backs of bomber jackets, tops, and denim jeans. From ZARA to Gucci, even fashion and style editors/bloggers, Anna Dello Russo and Susie Bubble have made appearances in the typically brightly colored stitching.
As we delve further into the rest of fashion week, which is currently in London, we will see much more of this artistic trend.