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4 Macro Embroidery Trends - Winter 2019

4 Macro Embroidery Trends - Winter 2019

Its all about embroidery trends on the blog today. After the recent 'Gucci effect' of large opulent statement embroideries we see a calmer mood go forward as we outline 4 embroidery trends for the Winter 2019 season.

1 // Precise Imagination

There has been a renowned interest in abstract painters and sculptors in fashion and interiors over the last few seasons which continues to take embroidery and embellishment in a geometric direction. The painter Crockett Johnson's work inspires with its exploration of maths as a fine art form whilst architecture and furniture structures offer an offbeat angular aesthetic.

With education on smart technologies becoming more accessible through workshops like Smart Embroidery by the V&A museum expect the modern aesthetic of embroidery to move away from its low tech roots into a high tech and functional material.

 Images: Shiven 2 Chair by  Varsa  |  Sonia Delaunay   |  Oscar de la Renta  

Images: Shiven 2 Chair by Varsa | Sonia Delaunay  | Oscar de la Renta 

2 // Poetic Threads

Embroidery offers endless possibility for self expression. Never has it been more relevant to stand up for what you believe in and trailing thread, word embroidery is an emerging trend we see hitting the mainstream in the coming seasons. 

 Images:  Alice Rosati  |  Maria Wigley  |  Prabal Gurung  Spring/Summer 2017

Images: Alice RosatiMaria Wigley | Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2017

3 // Plaster of Paris

Broderie anglaise and guipure takes on qualities of plaster work with surfaces that look matt, smooth and cast into simple shapes.

 Images:  Vanessa Hogge  |  Dior Resort 2018  |  Reem Acra  Resort 2018

Images: Vanessa HoggeDior Resort 2018 | Reem Acra Resort 2018

4 // Bless the Crops

Rustic farmland textures speak to embroidery with schnerli effects, textured cording, burlap and cotton bases with matt bead work reminescent of grains and seed.

 Images:  Dior Cruise 2018  |  Chanel  Resort 2018

Images: Dior Cruise 2018 | Chanel Resort 2018

Summary

  • Embroidery carries wearable tech with the advancements in smart technology
  • The trend for angular shapes and abstract forms in embroidery continues
  • Word embroidery is an emerging trend
  • Guipures are simplified with matt plasterwork texture
  • Cotton and burlap touches and texture are important for embroidery bases and yarns.

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