Often reserved for high fashion catwalk collections, the devil is in the detail for many high street collections this season with embroidery becoming one of the breakout fashion trends for 2016.
The traditional needlecraft technique has been given a contemporary update for 2016 and has seen a sudden resurgence in popularity since designer brands such as Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Valentino adorned their SS16 runway collections with eccentric and colourful embroidery designs. It didn’t take long for embroidery to be picked up by fashion’s elite and appeared all over fashion month’s street style looks; with delicate floral designs contrasted against statement embroidered denim by fashion’s favourite it girls.
An easy way to elevate both off-duty and evening ensembles, embroidered pieces can instantly reinvigorate an outfit and be incorporated into your wardrobe to suit any occasion – with embroidery now being spotted everywhere from luxe cocktail dresses to rugged denim jeans and casual bomber jackets. Embroidery is not only reserved for clothing either, the trend has also been featured in an array of high street brands’ footwear and accessory ranges for unique, yet easy-to-style statement pieces.
From folk-inspired blouses to cool girl denim and statement bomber jackets, we’re here to talk you through fashion’s favourite new trend and our must-have embroidered pieces from the high street.
Casual bomber jackets have been a firm feature in fashion collections thanks to the popularity of the sports-luxe trend that has spanned the past few seasons. This year, it is all about the statement bomber jacket, with sporty silhouettes contrasted against silky fabrics and colourful embroidery designs. From traditional folk floral to statement oriental looks, embroidered bomber jackets are the hottest way to mix up your off-duty wardrobe.
Not really into the sports-luxe trend? Don’t worry, the more dressy trophy jacket silhouette has also been given a sartorial update. An easy way to dress up a simple evening or office outfit, embroidered trophy jackets can take centre stage with their vibrant and multicoloured Aztec embroidery patterns.
Embroidered Dresses & Blouses
Embroidery appears in its’ most traditional form on folk inspired blouses and dresses. Offering detail to care-free, bohemian styles, folk blouses pair flowing silhouettes with intricate ethnic designs that pay homage to traditional artisan craftsmanship.
Smock style blouses and Bardot dresses reign supreme within the embroidery trend, but contemporary evening dresses and sheer tops are also being adorned with a la mode needlework patterns reminiscent of Valentino and Elie Saab’s recent haute couture collections.
The throwback style that more than likely appeared in all of our childhood wardrobes, embroidered denim has seen a revival this season. Adding personality to classic denim jeans and jackets, embroidery adds an almost personal and customized edge to your look.
Bringing back nineties nostalgia, the high street features an abundance of embroidered and patchwork style denim collections. Ranging from the subtle to the crazy and outlandish, embroidered denim is the perfect trend to wear throughout festival season to make a bold fashion statement. Trust us, this is THE way to wear denim right now.
Complete your festival attire this summer with a statement embroidered backpack or cross body bag; it’s the effortless way to spruce up your off-duty style and fits in perfectly with the care-free festival vibe. More ornate and intricate embroidery designs can also be seen within evening accessories, with eye-catching designs in muted tones offering a decorative, opulent touch to clutch bags.
Strappy sandals and high heels also showcase beautiful floral embroidery patterns to add another fashionable dimension to summer evening attire; with wedges and ghillie sandals provingthe popular footwear looks of choice within the embroidery trend.
Will you be wearing the embroidery trend this season?
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