The Want Edit No.3 : Embroidery

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The embroidery trend started making its way back to fashion last Spring, in an attempt to pep up casual wear. This year, it’s still going strong, branching out of denim-only styles evolving into the most intricate and beautiful work like never before.

Ready-to-Wear Collections

When it comes to retail, designers are facing a predicament of whether they should give in or not. Designers usually house their products beautiful high-touch cathedrals, with small quantities of products made, keeping the desirability constant. Now, with more moving into ready-to-wear collections, the wall is slowly coming down. Designer products are more readily available to hungry consumers and essentially becoming retailers.

Blame the recent craze of high-low fashion and street style or just the growing over-saturated world of fashion — but ready-to-wear is here to stay for awhile. And I personally love it.

Looking at the recent Spring Collections that made their debut during various fashion weeks, you can see how embroidery has evolved:

Valentino‘s 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection features prints and patterns based off the medieval “Garden of Earthly Delights”:

Alexander McQueen brought in the UK countryside with ribbons, sewn messages and asymmetric folds:

And of course Gucci stole the show with his “busy, rich, historically eclectic, printed, and embroidered collection:

Having seen this trend evolve over the last two years and making its way into Nordstrom and beyond, I can’t help but drool. I want the perfect piece… or maybe a top, jacket, jean and a pair of shoes ;). Including it in The Want Edit series until I decide where to even begin…

Your thoughts?

// cb ✌🏻


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