To misquote the fashion legend that is Zoolander, embroidery’s so hot right now. Time, then, to grab some inspiration from our selection of high street styles
A quick glance at the SS16 catwalks was enough to note that embroidery is a Thing this year: Gucci’s embroidered biker jacket, Alexander McQueen’s embroidered denim everything, Burberry’s embroidered rucksacks… Any doubters out there need simply walk into any high street shop to see that the trend is one that has indeed made the leap to planet normal. All of which is great news for embroiderers.
A natural partner for embroidery is denim, as River Island has proved with its fitted, dark denim jacket with symmetrical floral embroidery. B&C Collection’s stylish DNM Frame Denim Trucker Jacket (JWD11) is a great imprint pair. Both Topshop and Zara have embroidered jeans, with Zara opting to go the playful route while Topshop heads for the classic flowers-twining-up-leg look. Both styles are likely to have decorators reaching for the Ladies Lara Skinny Jeans (SD014) from new-brand So Denim by AWDis.
Topman’s jumper is one of the most unusual examples of embroidery we’ve seen for a while: embroiderers tempted to try their hand at something along these lines might want to start with Henbury’s Long Sleeved Roll Neck Top (H020).
Next has plumped for some shorts that can be dressed up or down to allow the wearer to sparkle throughout the day and night. Skinnifit offers decorators a funky imprint alternative in the shape of the Ladies Shorts (SK062). Another garment that is suited to both day and evening wear is the simple yet sophisticated Plus Size Black Embroidered T-Shirt from New Look. The Bridget Women’s Short Sleeve Moss Crepe Shirt from Sol’s is a fantastic match with its matching teardrop fastening at the back, and it even goes up to a size 2XL.